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Cadbury To Commission Manufacturing Plant on Friday

Posted: Oct 14, 2015 at 5:30 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

As part of its ongoing drive to boost production capacity targeted at meeting the needs of Nigerians, the management of Cadbury Nigereia Plc will be commissioning a new State-of-the-art Manufacturing plant  on Friday October 16th. Dignitaries expected at the commissioning include Executive Governor of Lagos State,Akinwunmi Ambode  the Executive Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain, Mondel?z International, Mr Daniel Myers and other top government officials.

According to a statement issued by the management of the company which was received via email by our correspondent, the plant is expected to boost our production capacity by nearly 37% to meet surging demand for Nigeria’s favorite food-drink, Bournvita.

The new plant which is fully automated will replace an older facility which could not support the necessary expansion plans, including the installation of new equipment. It would generate greater efficiencies, enhance the quality of our products and be more competitive in the market.

As a mark of  confidence in the Nigerian Economy, Mondel?z International embarked on the construction of this plant within our site at Agidingbi Ikeja Lagos which resulted into Direct Foreign Investment of over N10 billion.

‘’We embark now on a major new phase in our manufacturing capability,” said Mr Bala Yesufu, Head Corporate and Government Affairs in West Africa for Cadbury Nigeria.


He added“This state-of-the-art plant which represents the single largest investment by Mondel?z International in Africa in the last two years is in line with our desire to keep pace with the latest technology in our business space; the need to demonstrate our leadership position in our sub-sector of the Nigerian economy”.

For more than 50 years of its existence,Cadbury Bournvita continues to remain the pride of the pack in the food drinks market,delivering great-tasting cocoa beverage,fortified with essential vitamins and minerals to consumers throughout Nigeria.

Recently,the Nutrition Society of Nigeria(NSN)re-endorsed Cadbury Bournvita,as a food drink rich in energy and essential micronutrients.It is the First Food Drink to be endorsed by the Society,which is Nigeria’s collection of experts on nutrition from the industry.