Nigerian Bottling Company, NBC, Limited has disclosed that it is set to establish a Mega Production facility in Okigwe area of Imo State as part of its commitment to focused investment and developmental work in the state.
The Head of Public Affairs and Communication, NBC Ltd, Uzo Odenigbo, dropped the cheering hint yesterday in during an interactive session with journalists in the state.
He said, “NBC Limited is currently executing an Accelerated Investment Plan that is aimed at doubling production capacity by 2020. Some of our plants in Nigeria are being upgraded while a new plant will be established in Okigwe, Imo State.
“The already existing operations in Imo State would be significantly enhanced, hence the need to drive momentous investment into its operations and site a world-class, state-of-the-art factory in Okigwe.
“When completed, the facility would be the biggest NBC manufacturing and warehouse site in Nigeria, supporting other existing production lines to deliver more to yearning customers and dealers in the Eastern Nigeria and beyond, in an environmentally sustainable way.
“Demand for our products is high, and in a bid to meet up with the sales projection trajectory in a very competitive environment, more production lines would be installed, most of which will be in our new Okigwe mega production facility.”
Odenigbo pointed out that the Company’s operations support the socio-economic lives of its customers and stakeholders by providing employment opportunities, improving livelihood and economically empowering communities where they operate and with utmost need for basic infrastructure.
He added that NBC Limited is also partnering with communities on its shared values of water stewardship, youth development and women empowerment.
According to him, the firm said that 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.
It would be recalled that NBC was a fortnight ago summoned by the Imo State House of Assembly over alleged failure of the company to develop its land allocation of over 10 years in the state.


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