Carpentree begins workforce training at modern WestPark facilities

Carpentree, a leading Ghanaian carpentry business focused on producing and installing kitchen cabinets and wardrobes, started training 25 artisans at WestPark’s modern industrial facilities. The artisans, many from communities surrounding the WestPark, received an introduction to a range of professional power tools from Germany’s Bosch that are designed to enhance quality and productivity in the woodworking trade.

Carpentree is seeking to grow their operations in Ghana with a base at the WestPark to make high-quality products with locally sourced, sustainable timber from Ghana’s Western Region. Kobe Asiedu, Carpentree’s founder, highlighted that “the level of interest and the skills already present in the Western Region were encouraging. We can build on this to create more direct employment at Carpentree and indirect jobs throughout our supply and distribution chains in this growing region. We look forward to leveraging WestPark’s world class industrial infrastructure and the support from the community to launch our next range of Ghana made cabinets and wardrobes”.

The carpentry and building materials sector is one of the strategic industries WestPark is looking to attract where businesses in Ghana can effectively compete with imports by adding value to Ghana’s indigenous resources. Last year, Ghana exported over $250 million of largely unprocessed timber and imported close to $240 million in furniture. The WestPark this month is offering special incentives for small and medium-sized businesses in the manufacturing and processing sector looking to grow their operations.