Allamagan Gums and Resins Processing Center (“Allamagan”) is located in Burao, the center of Somaliland's gums and resins industry. The company has been in operation since 2002, and is the sole supplier of processed and graded gums and resins to NEO Botanika, a large gums and resins export trading company in Somaliland. Allamagan’s success in the sector results from its long standing relationship with local suppliers, management standards aimed at preventing exploitation of harvesters, and the company’s provision of training and capacity building to suppliers.
With the financing secured through the help of Shuraako, Allamagan has expanded its processing center which has resulted in the recruitment of an expanded staff, increased production, and reduced processing times. The company also purchased a delivery truck which is used to transport raw materials to the processing center. This dedicated transport prevents the contamination of raw materials from comingled products and prevents the deterioration of materials due to decreased transport time. Following these changes, Allamagan expects a 57% increase in production from 350 tons per year to 550 tons per year.
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