News

Our social commitment is important to us in order to support the people, the region and the country, in which we produce, in its development. We see ourselves as part of the community and live by the principle of togetherness.

Current activities der NANI s.a.r.l.

NANI s.a.r.l. News

Find out more about our activities to support the people, the region and the country, in which we produce

Interview and report with TV station Elhiwar Ettounsi
supporting disabilities
Interview and report with TV station Elhiwar Ettounsi regarding our social commitment

Today, a report was published, detailing the development and conditions of our employees from the centre for the disabled in Menzel Bou Zelfa. We started this cooperation with the centre for the disabled in 2006. Today we employ 17 disabled people from the centre, who are 100% integrated and accepted in our company. They have the same rights as everyone else and are paid the same salary.

The report shows their path, their lives and the perspectives we have given them. In the meantime, some of them have already married and started their own homes.

The report will be broadcast on Elhiwar Ettounsi, Tunisia's largest private television station, with a duration of 6 minutes.

We wish them all a great future and are honoured to have them in our team.

Download press release

Sidi Toumi, 09.12.2021

Interview and report with TV station Elhiwar Ettounsi Interview and report with TV station Elhiwar Ettounsi
Kindergarten in Sidi Toumi
Kindergarten in Sidi Toumi
UNICEF, GIZ and Ministry of Social Affairs praise pilot project as a role model

The social project was launched to support the early education of children and support & relief of women is recognized and praised throughout the country.

We are now in the beginning stages of the construction and implementation phase, looking forward to welcoming the first children in autumn 2022.

A big thank you to all contributors !!!

Download press release

Sidi Toumi, 25.11.2021

Kindergarten in Sidi Toumi Kindergarten in Sidi Toumi Kindergarten in Sidi Toumi Kindergarten in Sidi Toumi Kindergarten in Sidi Toumi Kindergarten in Sidi Toumi
Factory opening in Sidi Toumi
Factory opening in Sidi Toumi
On 11.08.2021 NANI s.a.r.l. opens plant  N° 5

After two years of construction, we opened our N° V plant in Tunisia on August 11, 2021. Under the most difficult infrastructural conditions, government overthrow, corona incidences of over 1,000 as well as extreme temperatures of up to 58 degrees, we were able to meet our schedule and open on time.

A big thank you to all contributors !!!

Download press release

Sidi Toumi, 11.08.2021

NANI s.a.r.l. in Sidi Toumi NANI s.a.r.l. in Sidi Toumi NANI s.a.r.l. in Sidi Toumi NANI s.a.r.l. in Sidi Toumi NANI s.a.r.l. in Sidi Toumi NANI s.a.r.l. in Sidi Toumi NANI s.a.r.l. in Sidi Toumi NANI s.a.r.l. in Sidi Toumi NANI s.a.r.l. in Sidi Toumi NANI s.a.r.l. in Sidi Toumi NANI s.a.r.l. in Sidi Toumi NANI s.a.r.l. in Sidi Toumi NANI s.a.r.l. in Sidi Toumi
Early Child Hood
Early Child Hood
Our efforts to improve the Rights of Children in Tunisia

As part of its global efforts to improve its engagement with the private sector to advance the rights of children, UNICEF is in the process of finalizing an analysis of the Tunisian private sector which seeks to identify current practices and opportunities for cooperation.

On the occasion of a visit to Tunisia by the Regional Director of UNICEF for the MENA region, we were invited as a representative of the private sector to participate in a panel to discuss the role of the private sector in Tunisia in promoting and advancing the rights of children.

Tunis, 22.10.2021

„As you play, ideas present themselves and generate more ideas.“

Edward de Bono (*1933), british physician, cognitive scientist & writer
Head of the Tunisian trade union UGTT (secrétaire général) praises NANI s.a.r.l.
Noureddine Taboubi visiting NANI s.a.r.l.
Head of the Tunisian trade union UGTT (secrétaire général) praises NANI s.a.r.l.

Friday, 24.09.2021, Mr. Noureddine Taboubi visited our company NANI s.a.r.l. in Sidi Toumi accompanied by a large delegation.
After an extensive tour of the company with Mr. Taboubi, he praised our social commitment, especially the working climate, the working atmosphere and the working conditions. Our fully air-conditioned production hall with active air circulation systems as well as all sanitary facilities are of the highest standard for the benefit of our employees.

Likewise, we presented the large number of voluntary bonuses and social benefits in recent years which were praised as exemplary.

In the coming years, we will continue to act as a model company for the benefit of all employees and cooperate progressively with our syndicate.

Download press release

Press release NANI s.a.r.l., 24.09.2021

Head of the Tunisian trade union UGTT visiting NANI Head of the Tunisian trade union UGTT visiting NANI
Tunisian Minister of Social Affairs visits NANI s.a.r.l.
Tunisian Minister of Social Affairs visits NANI s.a.r.l.
Minister Mohamed Trabelsi praises the social commitment

The Tunisian Minister of Social Affairs, Mr. Mohamed Trabelsi, visited our new company in Sidi Toumi on Thursday 16/09/2021.

Previously, the Minster had visited an institution for mentally handicapped children, adolescents and adults in Menzel Bouzelfa (UTAIM) an organization NANI s.a.r.l. has been cooperating with for more than 10 years.
Within the framework of this collaboration, NANI employs eleven mentally handicapped people in its plant and another 15 in the UTAIM facility in Menzel Bouzelfa. Mr. Mohamed Trabelsi praised the very good cooperation and the social commitment of our company in dealing with socially weak and disadvantaged groups.

We welcome this commitment and the spontaneity of the Minister and were very pleased with the visit.

Download press release

Press release NANI s.a.r.l., 16.09.2021

Tunisian Minister of Social Affairs visits NANI s.a.r.l.
Investors in Tunisia
NANI s.a.r.l. as an exemplary company

Tunisia's relationship with the European Union is also the story of the men and women behind these investments.

The EU has chosen the company NANI s.a.r.l. for a reportage presenting exemplary European investors.

Video on YouTube

Menzel Bou Zelfa, Juli 2021

The company's own vaccination program to contain COVID-19
Vaccination launch at NANI s.a.r.l.
The company's own vaccination program to contain COVID-19

NANI s.a.r.l. supports its employees with a company-owned vaccination program to fight COVID-19. Meanwhile, about 1,000 employees have already been vaccinated. The goal is to fully protect the entire workforce of 3,000 employees.

Menzel Bou Zelfa, August 2021

The company's own vaccination program to contain COVID-19 Vaccination launch at NANI s.a.r.l.
NANI s.a.r.l. donated 3 ventilators to the Red Cross in Menzel Bouzelfa
NANI s.a.r.l. donated 3 ventilators to the Red Cross in Menzel Bouzelfa

Today, 04.08.2021, the company NANI s.a.r.l. donated 3 ventilators to the branch of the Red Cross in Menzel Bouzelfa. Volker Kasten, plant manager of NANI s.a.r.l., stressed that the company owners - Kraut family - had asked him to support in this way the tireless work of the Red Cross volunteers in Menzel Bouzelfa. Mrs. Haifa Ben Aicha, head of the Red Cross in Menzel Bouzelfa, received the devices with thanks and assured that they will be put to good use and will be a great support in the fight against the health consequences of COVID disease.

Download press release

Press release NANI s.a.r.l., 04.08.2021

„The source of all good lies in play.“

Friedrich Fröbel (1782-1852), German reform pedagogue, founder of the kindergarten
The supported youth football club of NANI s.a.r.l.
Menzel Bou Zelfa rises to the 2.league!

The supported youth football club of NANI s.a.r.l. from Menzel Bou Zelfa successfully scored its way into the 2nd league. Company NANI s.a.r.l. is very committed to the social integration of young people in clubs. The team successfully wins the title and the deserved promotion!

Enlarge image

Menzel Bou Zelfa, April 2021

signing of the project to implement an early Childhood Reference Center
NANI s.a.r.l. builds a kindergarten in North Africa, supported by UNICEF and GIZ

AHK Tunisia congratulates its member company Nani s.a.r.l. on the signing of the project to implement an early Childhood Reference Center in the new industrial area of Sidi Toumi in Nabeul and also thanks its partner GIZ for the financial and technical support, especially through the involvement by UNICEF experts.

Our kindergarten
Vice President of the German Bundestag Claudia Roth visits NANI in Tunisia
Vice President of the German Bundestag Claudia Roth visits NANI in Tunisia

On November 14 and 15, 2018, a German delegation accompanied the Bundestag’s Vice-President Claudia Roth as guests at the company NANI in Tunisia. NANI is considered a model company in Tunisia due to its great social commitment and an agreement reached with the Federal Republic of Germany on the reintegration of refugees.

After a two-hour tour of the company and many lively discussions with the employees, Ms. Roth was moved to offer, on the part of the Federal Republic, a continuation of promoting and supporting the company's own social projects.

„Your corporate culture is unique and reflected in your actions and social responsibility. One has to support Tunisia as a location and your local courage - everyone is pushing for Asia, but North Africa is crucial for Europe. We will definitely return, at the latest for the opening of the new company and the inauguration of the company kindergarten.“
Download press release

Press Release NANI s.a.r.l., December 2018

A visit with Minister Zied Laâdheri
A visit with Minister Zied Laâdheri
Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation

During a visit to the Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation, our development projects were presented and possible funding by the Tunisian state was discussed.

Our commitment and our company philosophy were praised by many parties and presented as exemplary.

The Ministry will visit our new investment in Sidi Toumi in the near future.

Tunis, 31.07.2020

handpainting
Successful renewal of the ICTI certificate

For the tenth time, we have successfully passed ICTI's social audit. Through permanent improvements and close cooperation with our employees, we have proven that we create jobs that are socially just, sustainable and long-term.

ICTI certificate

„People don't stop playing because they get old, they get old because they stop playing.“

O. W. Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894), Doctor and writer
UNICEF & GIZ visit NANI
UNICEF & GIZ visit NANI

On February 16, 2021, the responsible architects, project managers as well as managing directors visited the site for the joint kindergarten project.

Lovingly embedded between meadows, olive trees and mountains - with a view of the sea - the new kindergarten is being built as a model for the whole country. The focus here is on the addition of the Early-Child-Learning philosophy to complement the Tunisian education system.

We are very happy about this project and will welcome all children with open arms.

Sidi Toumi, Februar 2021

UNICEF & GIZ visit NANI
The German family owners have set up a voluntary internal Corona relief fund for employees
CSR, quite pragmatic
Our member Nani s.a.r.l., based in Menzel Bouzelfa, has been manufacturing toys since 1978 with 2,500 employees.

The German family owners have set up a voluntary internal Corona relief fund for employees. The seven digit fund has been made available to ensure that employees are paid despite the current production stoppage.

Jörn Bousselmi (20.03.2020), CEO / Directeur Général AHK Tunisia

The Kraut family grants an internal relief fund in the amount of three million dinars
The Kraut family grants an internal relief fund in the amount of three million dinars

The company Nani s.a.r.l, a German manufacturer of toy figures based in Menzel Bouzelfa, had to close its doors on 22.03.2020 due to the Corona crisis and government orders. The company owners Marc Kraut, Paul Kraut and Natascha Meuser have thereupon set up an inhouse relief fund of up to three million dinars for its workforce. This will allow 100% of employees' wages to be paid until the end of May 2020, in a combination of advances, compensation for paid leave and in-house bonuses.

Consulate and Embassy Ambassade d'Allemagne à Tunis, Press Release NANI s.a.r.l., March 2020

Lunch meeting with the German ambassador and the managing director and president of the AHK
Between politics & business
Lunch meeting with the German ambassador and the managing director and president of the AHK

During a lunch with the German ambassador Dr. Peter Prügel, the Vice Ambassador Georg Felsheim and the management of the AHK, Mr. Jörn Bousselmi and Ibrahim Debache, discussed the current situation of Tunisia as well as the difficulties in the daily business life.

As foreign investors, we have been a job guarantor for over 40 years and employ approximately 3,000 people. We are one of the few companies that hired employees during the Corona crisis (a total of over 1,000 hires in 2020). In this respect, it is close to our hearts that certain internal decisions are made faster and less bureaucratically in order to give our growth more opportunity to develop. Above all, infrastructure should be advanced and expanded. This includes roads, fiber optic connections, water, electricity and gas. We have given the German ambassador a detailed picture of our wishes and concerns and count on an open ear from the Tunisian state.

„The way, how and with what a child plays - it has been said throughout time - not only reveals their character, but also shapes them.“

Hans Scheuerl (1919-2004), German educationalist
Invitation to Minister Mohamed Trabelsi
Invitation to Minister Mohamed Trabelsi
Ministry of Social Affairs

Together with representatives of the AHK, the difficulty in the daily economic life and the related demands of the trade unions were discussed with Minister Mohamed Trabelsi. In particular, attention was drawn to the demands of the resident trade unions. Minister Mohamed Trabelsi knows the problems and the scope of strikes and promised to act as a mediator.

Tunis, 31.07.2020

Memorandum of the Understanding on the partnership for employment in Tunisia
Cooperation between Federal Government and NANI s.a.r.l.
Memorandum of the Understanding on the partnership for employment in Tunisia

We have announced in a joint agreement between us and the German government regarding the reintegration of job-seeking Tunisians from Germany in Tunisia. This is intended to give Tunisian returnees a future perspective in the local private sector. We are pleased to be able to provide our services here for both Germany and Tunisia.

Zoom Memorandum of Understanding

Signatures of Federal Government and NANI, 10.10.2018

Memorandum of the Understanding on the partnership for employment in Tunisia Cooperation between Federal Government and NANI s.a.r.l. Signatures of Federal Government and NANI, 10.10.2018