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Category Archives: Operations

Recycling firm calls on FG to improve enabling environment to attract FDI

Lexsz Plastics Limited, a plastics recycling firm has urged the Federal Government to improve on infrastructural development to attract foreign direct investment in the country.

The Executive Director of Lexsz Plastics, Oba Olufemi Akowe, made the call while chatting with newsmen recently in Lagos. He said government should create a conducive business environment, especially on infrastructure, so that businesses can flourish and attract more FDIs into the country.

Recycling firm invests $8m in Ogun facility

Lexsz Plastics Limited, a polyethylene terephthalate plastic bottle recycling firm based in Ogun State has invested $8 million in a 10-acre factory located along the Lagos/Ibadan expressway.

The company said it made the investment after China, the world’s biggest importer of recycled plastics banned its import in 2018. The company exported most of its products to China.

Golden Guinea Breweries nears completion of factory overhaul

Golden Guinea Breweries Plc, the Umuahia-based brewer which has not been active for over 16 years following a fire outbreak at its facilities in 2003 leading to closure of the business said it is nearing completion of retooling work that will enable it restart production.

In a statement released to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday, the once brewer of Eagle stout, Bergedorf lager and Golden Guinea lager said it is optimistic of returning to full operations on or before the second quarter of 2019.

SONA Group Opens Water treatment Plant

The Sona Group of Industries has inaugurated effluent treatment plants in Sango -Ota, Ogun State. The treatment plants were inaugurated in four of subsidiary units of Sona Group, namely: Euro Global Foods and Distilleries Limited, Sona Agro Allied Foods Limited, Food, Agro and Allied Industries Limited and Shongai Packaging Industries Limited were also inaugurated.

The treatment plants are expected to treat the wastewater produced by the industries, which are undesirable by- products before release into the environment.

Nigerian Bottling Company converts Enugu plant into a logistics, distribution hub

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), the Nigerian subsidiary of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC), announced that it has converted its Enugu bottling operation into a hub for material handling and logistics for the region.

The company said that its decision to transform the bottling operation into a logistics and distribution hub was due to the desire to deliver better value to its esteemed consumers and trade partners not only in Enugu State but in the entire South-East region.

Recycling critical to environmental preservation, jobs – FBRA

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has emphasised waste recycling, especially those of food and beverage packaging, as vital in environmental preservation.

According to FBRA, the value chain in the recycling process leads to job and wealth creation.

Pernod Ricard buys stake in Africa’s online retailer Jumia

French spirits Group Pernod Ricard announced on Tuesday, 18th December, it had acquired an unspecified stake in African online e-commerce retailer, Jumia.

The move follows Pernod Ricard’s collaboration with the firm to launch a one hour alcohol delivery service in Ghana and Kenya through an app called “Jumia Party”.

Frigoglass to invest €25 – €30 million to enhance capacity in its Nigerian Glass Operations

Frigoglass, the Greek refrigerator and glass bottle manufacturer announced on Thursday that it will invest €25-30 million to expand furnace capacity at its Beta Glass Guinea plant, located in Agbara, Ogun state in Nigeria.

The investment will increase capacity at the plant by 35,000 tons per year.

Food, Beverage & Tobacco Union lament high rate of retrenchment in sector

The Food, Beverage & Tobacco Senior Staff Association (FOBTOB) has expressed sadness over the increased rate of retrenchment of workers by employers in the sector.

The union urged the Federal Government to engage employers in the sector so as to halt the looming crisis the mass lay-offs in the sector may engender in the near future.

International Breweries sets August 28th for commissioning of newly built Sagamu brewery

International Breweries Plc (“IB plc”), the Nigerian unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced Tuesday, August 28 as the date it will commission its newly built brewery.

The new brewery which was constructed at a cost of US$250 million will be commissioned by Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari.