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Manufacturers rally for machinery exhibition

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Manufacturers are gearing up to participate in the upcoming machinery exhibition billed to take place between October 15 and 16, 2014, at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.

Christened ‘the 4th Machinery Acquisition and Refurbishment Seminar/Exhibition (MARSE),’ the event is targeted at providing opportunities for manufacturers in the small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) to network and partner global machine makers, while also learning new ways of accessing funds to acquire sophisticated machinery and other factory inputs in many markets.

Bridget Okonofua, CEO, Lead Unique, who organises the exhibition, said she stepped in to provide opportunities for manufacturers in the food processing and packaging, plastics and pharmaceuticals, furniture and decoration, metal and fabrication as well as other agro-allied industries, owing to constant breakdown of machines in so many firms as well as inability of many of them to access efficient ones.

“The large-scale firms like Dangote, PZ Cussons and the Nigerian Breweries will always have access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology. But many things seem to work against SMEs,’’ Okonofua said.

“It is an ideal gathering to identify, explore and facilitate new business opportunities or consolidate existing ones in the manufacturing sector,” she said, adding that she had entered into agreements with a number of machine makers in Germany, Pakistan and other parts of the world, to improve the Nigeran manufacturing sector and diversify the economy.

ODINAKA ANUDU