At Crelicam, we continually strive to bring more value-added processing to Cameroon, transferring appropriate technology and skills, and creating jobs. This is important because historically, the dominant business model in Africa has been based on exporting raw resources for value-added processing in other countries, and we feel that Cameroonians deserve to reap the benefits of adding value to native natural resources such as ebony. Since our transition to new ownership in 2011, the Crelicam mill has undergone a remarkable transformation into a more advanced wood-processing facility. With new machinery, improved building infrastructure, and a skilled workforce, Crelicam has increased its capacity to produce value-added ebony parts in Cameroon. Our sawyers are equipped to cut and process wood with greater precision to produce high-quality parts.
We have an ethical responsibility to invest in the training and well-being of our employees to give them a higher stake in the industry they help support. Crelicam has become a thriving workplace and one of the most desirable places to work in the community.