MeTL Group

21st Century Textiles Limited

Unit Feature

MeTL Group’s 21st Century Textiles Limited is one of the largest composite textile mills in Sub-Saharan Africa, designed by specialists and equipped with world-renowned machinery from Schlafhorst, Rieter, Trutzchler, Sulzer, Picanol, Monforts, Artos and Stork amongst others.

Located in Morogoro, 21st Century Textiles is the largest employer in Tanzania’s textile sector. Acquired by MeTL Group in 1998 from the then Morogoro Polyester Textiles Ltd, the plant has undergone intensive modernization and expansion. Between 2006 and 2010, the Group made a 100 million-dollar investment to upgrade all areas of the company’s activity—spinning, weaving, and processing with the latest state-of-the-art technology.

21st Century Textiles produces high-quality cotton and blended yarns, woven and knitted fabrics, and finished garments. The Group’s staple products are Wax Kittenge, Khanga, Batiki fabric, household linens, yarn-dyed wrappers such as Maasai cloth and kikoi, PV Suiting for uniforms, grey and canvas fabric, cotton yarn (for export), and finished woven garments such as Security Uniforms, PPEs (Overall – Overcoat), Hospital Uniforms, School Uniforms, as well as a range of round neck and Polo T-shirt.

Cotton being the most preferred fiber in tropical and sub-Saharan climates, the demand for this product is only expected to grow along with the growth levels of effluence and population. Operating as a composite fiber-to-garment factory, 21st Century Textiles is uniquely positioned to capture the majority share of the market because the factory has short lead times, total quality control and customization ability at every stage, and reliable distribution channels across Tanzania and in neighboring countries.