Said Fakhry, the founder of Interplast Ltd, was born at Nsawam, Ghana, in 1937. He was the owner and manager of Ghana Rubber Products for many years before he started Interplast in December 1971, to produce uPVC pipes for the Ghanaian market. In the following years, Interplast gathered a large group of agents and distributors who are still handling Interplast products in the local market today.
In the mid 1990s, Said Fakhry was joined by his son, Hayssam Fakhry, who became the managing director of Interplast. Hayssam was instrumental in the first export orders to Burkina Faso in 2000, and the following explosive growth to 20 other African countries as Interplast introduced high-density polyethylene products into the African market.
Due to the continuous growth of the company, the original production facility proved too small, and in 2007 Interplast moved to its current factory in Spintex Road in Accra. Today, Interplast keeps on growing as its new products have been enthusiastically received by its Ghanaian and African consumers, making it the largest plastic pipe manufacturer in sub-Saharan Africa.
Q & A with Said Fakhry:
How would you describe Ghana as a business destination?
As in many African countries, Ghana is a land of opportunity. It is a safe, reasonably structured, and politically stable country. As an English-speaking nation with trade agreements with other Ecowas...