Nigerian Bottling Company to double production capacity in 4 years
Nigerian Bottling Company, bottlers of the famed Coca-Cola brand in Nigeria has said it is committed to focused investments and upgrade of its manufacturing facilities in Nigeria.
This was disclosed at a recent stakeholder’s engagement session by the Acting Head, Public Affairs and Communications, NBC Limited, Mrs. Sade Morgan, who said that the company was upgrading its manufacturing operations, and the Ilorin facility would be transformed into a world class material handling and logistics hub.
“The re-streaming of NBC’s operations in Ilorin is part of an on-going Accelerated Investment Plan, aimed at doubling production capacity by 2020, to better satisfy our customers and markets. Whilst manufacturing activities have ceased within the facility, the company will continue to carry out logistics and commercial operations from that location, making it a major and expanded full-fledged depot and material handling facility,” Morgan stated.
She added that “the demand for Coca-Cola products is high and growing, and in a bid to meet up with the sales projection trajectory in a competitive environment, more production lines are being installed in some of our existing manufacturing facilities, most of which will be new. The new Ilorin depot facility, when completed, is expected to support new and upgraded production lines in the region to deliver our products more efficiently and effectively to yearning customers and dealers within the South-West Region and beyond, in an environmentally sustainable way.”