Coega, Eastern Cape
East London, Eastern Cape
Butterworth Industrial Park
Butterworth Industrial Park’s (BIP) three industrial areas have a total footprint of 1.0 million squares and are all owned and managed by the ECDC. This is a significant amount of industrial space for a locality whose manufacturing sector only accounts for certain percentage of the Eastern Cape’s economy total manufacturing output. Furthermore, a sizeable number of this industrial space are currently vacant, highlighting a need for manufacturing entities in the Park. BIP present prospective investors with an opportunity to invest in the park as important provincial consumer markets are also relatively close to this investment space.
Dimbaza Industrial Park
Dimbaza Industrial Park (“DIP”) is owned and operated by the ECDC. It is fully serviced by the Buffalo City Metro, and it is the biggest employer in the township. It is strategically located in so far as the delivery of products is concerned. It is close to Bulembu Airport, and it is in close proximity to the East London and Port Elizabeth ports for the ease of movement of goods. The Industrial Park extends over 156 hectares and is located in the middle of Dimbaza township and located along the R61 route. The Park offers an opportunity for investment as there is a strong focus on small, medium and large business development in the agro-processing sector.
Fort Jackson Industrial Park
The Fort Jackson (“FJIP”) is one of the traditional industrial areas in the region, situated in Township of Mdantsane and located 23 km outside East London city center of Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality. It is a 72-hectare multi-purpose industrial park with 70 industrial buildings that currently host about 54 tenants. The park is owned and controlled by the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC). FJIP is a sort-after location by investors due to its proximity to labour, transportation routes and the urban node of BCMM. Within the FJIP, manufacturing warehouses represent more than a quarter of total warehouses, followed by towing/body works services, funeral parlour and electrical services warehouses. The existing and availability of space in FJIP offers a great opportunity to prospective investors.
Queendustria Industrial Park
Queendustria Industrial Park (“QIP”), located in Queenstown, is accessed via the N6 and is approximately 5km to the southeast of Komani. The QIP is one of the traditional industrial areas in the region, situated in Township of Zibeleni. QIP is an industrial area that comprises of a mixed tenants of manufacturers, services and suppliers of various products for the local market.
For that reason, the park currently employs a considerable number of people on a full-time basis. Last, it prides itself with the anchor tenants such as Crickley Dairy and Twizza Soft Drinks. They create a sustaining environment for their operations. Their existing activities create jobs and addresses the high level of poverty and inequality in the region.
Vulindlela Heights Industrial Park
Mthatha/Vulindlela Heights Industrial Park (“VHIP”) is part of efforts to decentralise the country's industrialisation in order to deepen and strengthen the industrial base of the South African economy. The Park is an industrial area that comprises of a mixed tenants of manufacturers, services and suppliers of various products for the local market. It currently employs a considerable number of people on a full-time basis and currently has 87% occupancy and given its high occupancy it has attracted and created a lot of jobs and improved a necessary tax base. This state of affairs highlights a need to broaden the scope to attract investors, diversify the economy that will be able to carry us even when times are tough.
Opportunities In Special Economic Zones
Opportunities In Coega
- Mineral & Metal
Opportunities In ELIDZ
- Agro Processing
- Renewable Energy
- Instrastructure Development