Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) limited, has stated its commitment to starting of a mega production facility in Okigwe, Imo State. According to the Head of Public Affairs and Communication, NBC Limited, Uzo Odenigbo, “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.”
NBC’s spokesman further stated in a statement that, “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,” Odenigbo said.
He further said that “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 added.
The Company’s operations supports the socio-economic lives of its stakeholders, providing employment opportunities, improving livelihood and economically empowering communities where they operate and with utmost need for basic infrastructure.
NBC Limited is also 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, he said.