The East London Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) is a world-class engineered efficient complex for globally competitive manufacturers seeking industrial space in Africa.
The key driving force behind the East London IDZ’s existence is to position your business for growth by ensuring that your business is ideally located for access to markets, natural resources (inputs) and a skilled workforce.
Access to markets
The East London IDZ is positioned on the south eastern sea board of South Africa, a country with a growing economy and abundant business opportunity. With rail, road and air access to all major cities in South Africa as well as the rest of Africa, the East London IDZ provides a great platform for market seeking investors who want to grow their African footprint.
An overview of the East London Industrial Development Zone:
Industrial space in Africa
Major shipping lanes pass along the South African coastline in the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and the country’s eight world class commercial ports form by far the largest, best equipped and most efficient network on the African continent. These eight commercial ports provide a natural stopover for shipping to and from Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australasia and both coasts of Africa.
The East London IDZ is directly serviced by the East London Port, a world class port situated just under 10 km from the zone’s entrances, offering investors direct shipments to Africa, Asia and Europe and making it the ideal industrial space in Africa.
Manufacturers located in the East London IDZ can also bring their shipments through Ngqura deepwater port which has capacity to accommodate new generation container vessels form the hub of north-south and south-south sea traffic.
To find out more about opportunities to set up or expand your business in the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ), please send a brief introduction to the investment facilitation team: