Poised to make positive statement in the Nigerian market, Giant Beverages Limited, a Lagos based beverage outfit has unveiled Valmont, a premium water brand, unique in both content and packaging.
The unveiling is coming on the heels of the company’s resolve to ensure that Nigerian brands join the league of internationally renowned brands.
Speaking at the unveiling General Manager, Grant Beverages Limited Mr. Ayo Afolabi, informed that the new product, is produced to attain super-premium brand status in taste, look and feel. “Our water is produced to the best of international standards. It goes through our ultra-purification processes without being exposed to air until it enters our unique bottles, thus preserving its freshness and purity. It is called ‘Valmont’ for its strong, rich, luxurious and sophisticated background.
“Valmont is natural and produced to accompany fine food and luxurious lifestyle. Its transparent and minimalistic labelling further gives it an extra touch of class which is expected to appeal to discerning consumers who will stop at nothing to enjoy the best that life offers”.
Afolabi noted that In order to make maximum market impact to meet consumers’ varying needs, the product comes in 600ml, 750ml (Sportcap) and 1.5L 100% recyclable plastic bottles. Adding that later it will also be available in750ml glass bottles sold only through high-end restaurants, hotels, international airlines and event outfits.
Apart from its product quality and packaging, Valmont boasts of widest range of sizes in the Nigerian market: thus providing water to suit different consumer needs.
Throwing more light on the brand, Marketing Manager of the company, Mrs. Bose Ogunyemi pointed out that one of its range comes with an innovation that would be the first in the industry. “Our Sportcap (750ml) is the first in Nigeria and it is suited for on-the-go consumers, it is convenient and would not distract consumers’ from other activities such as driving, walking, etc.
Her words: “It is a lifestyle brand” that delivers much more than hydration to the consumer. Valmont has the red cap which signifies prestige in Nigeria; it also makes the brand striking and outstanding. That is the fundamental reason the brand promises prestigious quality and purity.”
“Appropriately positioned as a lifestyle brand, it is buoyed by symbolic attributes like sophistication, class, appeal and uniqueness. This wholly Nigerian owned brand with the historic Zuma Rock as its brand iconic promises to be a market leader as it hits the market”.
Ogunyemi pointed out that the Abuja situated rock formation was chosen as its brand icon because, “the intrigue of the rock is that it bears a ‘human face’ on its surface, and this for every Nigerian is an ultimate symbol of purity of nature. The freshness and natural purity of this cultural landmark is relatable to our Valmont.
This is because our water is fresh and pure from start to finish. More importantly, it signifies that Valmont is a proud Nigerian brand.”
With the tagline “Live Pure,” the brand, which is bottled to the highest standards, provides the refreshing essence that matches s discerning consumers’ lifestyle wherever they are found. Whether at a luxury or quick service restaurant, at home, at work or on the go Valmont delivers rejuvenation in the most convenient form.
She noted that Giant Beverages Limited was set-up to focus primarily on the manufacturing of quality and healthy alternatives to the traditional sugar sweetened carbonated beverages. With this mandate, it will fill a huge gap in the beverage sector, a gap for healthy and natural beverages.
“This gap is a result of the increasing awareness of the Nigerian populace about lifestyle and nutritional issues as it affect their health. It is bent on ensuring that Nigerians live healthy lives despite a life expectancy of 51 years for men and 53 years for women”. Ogunyemi said.