Havana, Jul 9. -Plastic articles prepared by a Cuban plant won the Caribbean market with sales of over US $50,000 so far this year, reported company sources on Thursday.
Nations like the Dominican Republic and Mexico purchased brooms, buckets and brushes for various uses, with great acceptance for their quality and design, said Geanny Bello, director of the company Juan Antonio Marquez.
Located in Ciego de Avila, 400 km (250 miles) of the capital, it is the only institution in Cuba that produces plastic toothbrushes and other supplies for home and personal hygiene, according to the National Information Agency.
The wide range of offerings from the factory, he said, allowed the substitution of imports during the first six months in the areas of health and tourism to the value of more than US $ 400,000.
The specialist of the Wholesaler Trading Company for Tourism Tania Díaz said the production is also for the domestic market and the tourism sector.
The brush factory known as CEPILL was founded on February 13, 1963 by the Argentine-Cuban guerrilla Ernesto Che Guevara and it applies a system for quality management since 2001 which has enabled it to penetrate into the Caribbean market. (Prensa Latina)