FrieslandCampina WAMCO commissions N2bn ultra-Modern Warehouse


FrieslandCampina WAMCO, maker of some of the most recognized milk brands in Nigeria such as Peak milk has opened a new State-of-the-art finished goods warehouse in Ikeja, Lagos, with a 14,000 pallet positions capacity.

The WAMCO ultra-modern facility sits on a 3.5 acre property and contains in-built offices for warehouse managers and storekeepers. It also allows for closer contact, enables effortless access among staff and ensures easier control. The warehouse system shortens logistics cycle and provides for a structured first-in-first-out process, which will significantly reduce storage-related errors.

At the commissioning of the facility, the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, who was represented by the state’s Attorney General, Justice Adeniji Kazeem, said that WAMCO has proven itself to be a proactive company of integrity, professionalism and internationally acclaimed best practices, adding that this is the reason Peak brand has endured for so long and is still the leading and preferred milk brand today.

He added that it is no wonder WAMCO has achieved this feat today by commissioning the warehouse which is constructed in compliance to global best practice in Food Safety and quality regulations and executed with LED lights which makes the surroundings brighter in alignment with environmental Green Goals.

“The commissioning of this State-of-the—art warehouse testifies to your faith in our economic development even in today’s uncertainties and also your desire to contribute to the growth of commerce in our beloved state,” the governor said.

The governor reiterated that the new warehouse will boost the company’s distribution capabilities, lead to an increase in the number of employees, wholesalers and retailers; and as a direct consequence, Lagos state in particular, and Nigeria in general will enjoy more access to quality nutrition.

While commissioning the facility, the governor, through his Attorney General commended WAMCO for increasing its investment in the state despite economic challenges and for contributing to the growth of commerce in the state.

The governor enjoined the company to continue with its best practices in the discharge and management of industrial waste and effluents, noting that the new finished goods warehouse is in alignment with environmental Green Goals.

For his part, the Managing Director of FrieslandCampina Wamco, Rahul Colaco, said “We are really pleased with this new warehouse, which allows us to continue to meet the growing demand of our operations, adding that this means the company can offer her customers better stock guarantees, accruing from the State-of-the-art facilities of this investment.”

Colaco, stated that the new Finished Goods Warehouse shows the company’s strategy in reinforcing world class operations, noting that the working environment in the new facility is significantly conducive for workers; this is due to the mechanical ventilation apparatus that include air expellers and vents.

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