TexStyles Ghana Ltd now 50 years old is the manufacturer of GTP and Woodin range of African prints and is a subsidiary of the Vlisco Group, which is the global leader in fashion brands with an African heritage.
Milestone dates for GTP: The company’s rich history dates back to Kwame Nkrumah’s presidency:
• 1966: Factory incorporated as Ghana Textiles Printing Company, a wax printing company owned by the Ghana Government, Unilever PLC & Gamma Holdings
• 1976: Government of Ghana assumes majority shareholding & UAC (United African Company) retains management control
• 1982: Workers ejected UAC management and take over control of the factory, leading to Unilever and oversee shareholders losing management control
• 1994: Unilever resume management control • 1996: Gamma Holding (represented by Vlisco) assume majority shareholder and management
• 1998: Gamma Holding buys out Unilever • 2004: Company name changes to Tex Styles Ghana Ltd
• 2010: Actis Group of UK acquires 100% of Vlisco group shares
• 2016: Company marks Golden Jubilee Commitment to social responsibilities Over the past 50 years GTP has never lost sight of its passion for the people within its communities, initiating various programs to contribute to the nation’s overall development.
• Employees are assisted with free lunch programs, free transport, scholarships for any employees’ wards entering the senior high school, HIV awareness campaigns and free medical care
• Assistance to disadvantaged groups in the community including: Donating bed sheets and pillow cases to over 15 hospitals thus far; Donating cloth for orphanages; Donating funds to the National Heart Foundation and assisting them with their Annual Charity Ball; Supporting Dr Wiafe Addai in propagating the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, Promotion of the ‘Made in Ghana’ campaign to boost local economy and the Inauguration of the nation’s first water treatment plant to contribute to national sustainability goals.