On November 2016, Who Profits obtained visual evidence strongly suggesting that Keter no longer operates in the occupied West Bank.
Keter Plastic is a privately owned Israeli company, which manufactures and markets plastic furniture, household and garden products. Keter operates a factory in the settlement’s industrial zone of Barkan in the West Bank.
During 2014, in response to queries by several European NGOs, the company claimed that Keter “does not own any facility or operation in what the UN defines as the occupied territories”.
On 21 March 2014, Who Profits’ research team documented two Keter trucks parking in the yard of a factory in the Barkan industrial zone. The trucks in the factory’s closed yard were spotted on a weekend, when the site was inactive. The fact that Keter trucks were parking in the yard for the whole weekend reinforced the company’s connection to the Barkan site.
However, on November 2016, Who Profits obtained visual evidence strongly suggesting that Keter no longer operates in the occupied West Bank. Through a field visit, Keter’s production site was documented with no commercial movement, signs, or trucks, suggesting that the company stopped operating in the oPt.
Ownership: the company is owned by BC Partners (80%) and Sagol Sami (20%).
Revenues: 406 million USD (2014).
Income: In 2015 the net income of Keter reached 282 million Euros with 45% increase in comparison with 2014.
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