BUA, FAVA sign agreement for supply of 720tons pasta processing plant
BUA Group, a food and manufacturing conglomerate, has signed an agreement with FAVA of Italy for the supply and installation of a pasta processing plant with a total capacity of 720tons per day of pasta across five lines.
When completed in 2021, the plant will see BUA become the second-largest pasta producer in Nigeria, the group said in a statement. This new plant will complement BUA Group’s already existing 720tpd pasta processing plant in Port Harcourt, bringing BUA’s total installed pasta processing capacity to 1,440tons per day across 10 lines by the end of 2021.
Speaking during the signing, Abdul Samad Rabiu, Chairman of BUA Group said, “We are excited to work with FAVA for the supply and installation of our newest 720tons/day pasta processing plant in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, to complement the existing five lines of the same capacity we have in the same location.”
He said the project would drive BUA’s total installed capacity for pasta processing to 1,440 tons per day by 2021 to meet increasing demand and take advantage of the prime location in Port Harcourt to efficiently supply key markets in Nigeria and immediate regional markets.
“As the region’s population continues to rise, our continued investments across the agriculture and food processing value chain will be crucial in helping to enhance food security in Nigeria and the region. Through this and other projects in the pipeline, we expect to become the leading player in the flour milling/pasta processing industry within a very short period,” Rabiu noted.
On his part, Luigi Fava, chairman of FAVA, thanked BUA Group for the opportunity to work on this project, saying that FAVA would bring its unrivaled expertise and wealth of experience to bear in delivering one of the best and most advanced pasta processing plants in the world. He also commended BUA’s commitment to excellence and said FAVA was committed to delivering this project on schedule.
BUA Group is one of the leading players in the food, manufacturing, mining, and infrastructure space in Africa. The group’s investments in the agriculture value chain are spread across various industries from flour/pasta to sugar plantations & refining, rice, edible oils and providing technical assistance.