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03.09.2002 Business & Finance

Korean firm responds to investment call

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A Korean furniture firm based in Saudi Arabia has now re-located at Tema because of the huge potential and opportunities in the country.

Known as K.G. (Korea Ghana) Furniture, the company is being run by 65-year-old Sangil Ahn.

K.G. Furniture produces furniture with state-of-the-art technology, which combines formica sheets on specially processed wood to give a tough, fine and excellent finish.

The company, which employs 25 Ghanaian craftsmen, currently produces kitchen cabinets, wardrobes, bank and bar counters, computer tables and office furniture. It also produces doors, panel doors and outdoor woodwork apart from undertaking internal decoration of offices and domestic quarters.

The technique used is called MDF Technology that applies very limited solid wood. Instead, it is based on the application of waste materials in the wood industry. The method is meant to protect the country's forests from further depletion.

Products from the firm are water, heat and fire resistant and non-scratch.

Mr Ahn says, “In the last three months since we started operations with Ghanaian workmen, we have been fascinated by the high value Ghanaians place on certain things.”

He hopes to expand the company as the orders arrive so that he can employ more Ghanaians to contribute to the growth of the private sector in national development. Mr Ahn said he decided to invest in Ghana after a visit last year when saw the huge opportunity that exists.

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