JAJ Depot et Gravel (“JAJ”) is a successful Haitian SME company (Small and Medium Size) that started operations in the area of Cayes Jacmel in 2004. The company has evolved from a whole sale distribution company in the south of Haiti to a producer and sellers of aggregate construction materials with operations in Leogane and the outskirts of Port-au-Prince in addition to the Jacmel operations.
Today, JAJ’s main business is production and selling of aggregates materials for the construction industry with operation at two sites (Pernier and Leogan) which represents about 70% of sales. The second business unit is the wholesale and retails of consumer goods (i.e. edible oil, rice, soup and others) in the Cayes Jacmel area.
JAJ will use the proceeds of the IIC loan to purchase equipment, finance working capital (i.e. inventory and account receivable), and to relocate operations at Pernier location, near the Grise river, to a higher ground. In addition to the medium term loan to finance its operations, JAJ Depot will benefit from the relationship with the IIC in strengthening its practices in areas of environmental, safety, social and labor management as well as consolidating its internal controls including external auditor for reporting financial statements.