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About

Groupe Filatex, founded in 1979, is a leading renewable energy, real estate and free zones business based in Madagascar.

At the core of our business strategy, in all the sectors in which we operate, is our desire to contribute positively to Madagascar’s economic development, to improve the lives of the Malagasy people, attract greater investment to the island and, moreover, to Africa as a whole. When Abdoulrassoul Yavarhoussen founded Groupe Filatex in 1979, he launched the first Industrial Free Zone in the country, to meet the infrastructure needs of Madagascar’s booming textile sector. Today, we are a fully functioning Industrial Free Zone Park Developer, operating more than 145,000m² worth of zones across one main site in the country, with more than 14,400m² of additional sites in development. Groupe Filatex’s Free Zones now host a multitude of local and international businesses.

Over the last 40 years, Groupe Filatex has evolved and established itself as a major player in various other industries too including energy, real estate, and trading.

We are the market leader in renewable energy solutions in Madagascar and the largest private energy producer in country, specialising in solar energy. Currently, we have projects under development in four other sub-Saharan African markets and in one European market

Groupe Filatex is proudly Malagasy and international in outlook. We aim to give international players access to local Malagasy talent, and give Malagasy businesses access to an international network

Building the future through concrete actions, attractive to investors.

We are investing in projects across the country and are now exporting our expertise to the rest of Africa and around world. By supporting local entrepreneurs and by investing in projects that will deliver a significant social and economic development impact, we aim to leave a positive and lasting legacy for Madagascar.

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Groupe Filatex – Building The Future