Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) limited, said it is committed to focused investments and upgrade of its manufacturing facilities in Nigeria.
In a company statement during an engagement session with its major stakeholders, the Acting Head, Public Affairs and Communication, NBC Limited, Sade Morgan, said that the company is upgrading its manufacturing operations, and the Ilorin facility is being transformed to become 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.
Morgan said 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.”
NBC Limited is partnering with communities on its shared values of water stewardship, youth development and women empowerment, collaborating with state governments, supporting female entrepreneurs with trade asset financing and business training for women entrepreneurs in the Coca-Cola value chain remains a top priority and a strategic part of the company annual business plan.