O.D. Brisbane and Sons has joined forces with Nature Island Paper Products Inc (NIPP) in a move which it is said will have an impact on the manufacturing sector in Dominica.
CEO of O.D. Brisbane and Sons Ltd, Suzanne Watty, announced on Tuesday morning that the company, effective November 1st 2013, will become the local distributor for the products produced by Nature Island Paper Products Inc (NIPP).
O.D Brisbane and Sons will discontinue the importation of its brands of tissue paper to facilitate the distribution of these products.
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Managing Director of NIPP, Severin McKenzie, said “the fact that O.D Brisbane & Sons has discontinued the importation of its brand of tissue paper to facilitate the distribution of the products of Nature Island Paper Products Inc. demonstrates a genuine interest on the part of O.D Brisbane & Sons in the growth and survival of his company at a time when locally produced goods encounter stiff competition from imports.”
Mckenzie pointed out that discussions on the matter began in 2010 when NIPP was launched. He noted that despite the fact that the manufacturing sector is plagued with various challenges, the offer by O.D Brisbane to partner with the company has put into perspective a paradigm shift of how manufacturing is supposed to go.
He pointed out further that with O.D Brisbane & Sons assuming the responsibility of distribution, this will allow NIPP Inc. more time and resources to dedicate to quality control and production.
Watty added that the alliance with NIPP is a natural one.
“We have been interested in local products and we have always aligned ourselves with local manufacturers, and this alliance with Nature Island Paper Products seems natural and almost like it was meant to be. We had a few delays but that is what makes it work,” she said.
The relationship established between O.D Brisbane & Sons and Nature Island Paper Products Inc. is expected to stimulate growth in the manufacturing sector and encourage investment in the manufacturing industry.