TSG has two main product lines (WAX Prints and FANCY Prints). Negotiations for the building of the factory started in 1963 between the Government of Ghana under the leadership of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah and two expatriate firms – Unilever PLC of the UK and Gamma Holding of Holland.
The fortunes of the Company have been very diverse, mirroring the political and economic climate of Ghana. Though the factory has an installed capacity of 20 million yards, it is yet to fully utilize this capacity due to various challenges, the key among them being counterfeiting and smuggling of its designs.
In September, 2010, Gamma Holding sold its shares to Actis Group of UK who owns the VLISCO GROUP of companies. The current ownership of TSG therefore comprises: The Actis Group of UK, Government of Ghana and Truebrook.
Premium African Textiles Company Limited (PAT)
Premium African Textiles Company Limited (PAT) is responsible for the Designs, Distribution, Sales and Marketing of GTP brand. Gamma Holding purchased PAT previously known as UAC Textiles from UAC Ghana Limited when the latter decided to divest the company and concentrate on what it termed its core activities. The history of the company goes back to the pre-independence era. It is noted as the pre-eminent distributor of Dutch Wax (‘Hollandais’ or ‘Dumas’) in Ghana.
PAT has distribution outlets in thirteen locations spread across the country with its headquarters at Tema. The Company was acquired by Actis in September, 2010.
About the GTP Brand
GTP is the foremost indigenous Ghanaian wax print brand. The brand has six labels namely: NuVo, Nustyle, Adepa, Safoa, Nsroma and Institutional (Private label) with each product addressing the particular needs of the textile consumer.