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German-Based Manufacturer Groz-Beckert Is Set To Become The First Foreign Firm To Take Part In The Inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex Since 2008. More Than A Year After North Korea Withdrew All Its Workers Amid Inter-Korean Tensions Over Its Third Nuclear Test In Feburary 2013. The Company, The Largest Supplier Of Industrial Needles And Related Textile Manufacturing Tools And Services, Will Set Up A Sales Office At Kaesong, Located Inside North Korea And Involving About 120 South Korean Factories Employing Over 50,000 North Korean Workers. Troy Stangarone, Senior Director For Congressional Affairs And Trade At The Korea Economic Institute, Told VOA's Victor Beattie, While The Company's Involvement Is Minimal, This Is An Important First Step For Kaesong, After It Was Reopened In September.