By Fadekemi Ajakaiye
CDK Integrated Industries is now ready to open its state-of the-art Porcelain and Ceramic factory next month, according to the Chief Executive Officer Dr Khater Massaad, in a media chat at the factory in Shagamu, Ogun state.
This ultra-modern factory is built on a million square meters of land to meet global ceramics and sanitary wares industry demand, particularly in Africa and Europe.
Massaad, who has over two decades experience and track record of investment in the ceramics industry world, predicts that Nigeria would be a major hub for exporting of ceramic tiles and sanitary wares to other African countries and Europe in the nearest future with the establishment of CDK Integrated Industries.
“Our aim is to produce high quality ceramic tiles and sanitary wares products; everyone is in need of high quality products. We aim to meet the best quality in the world matching and possibly surpassing the American and European standards,” he added.
According to him, “CDK Integrated Industries’ vision is to be number one in Africa in terms of product quality and pricing.”
Massaad disclosed that CDK Integrated Industries is already engaging Nigerians that are buying into the vision of the company as a professional organisation with global best practices.”
CDK Integrated Industries’ corporate social responsibility and
environmentally friendly business is already set on the right track, he said. “Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) certificate is currently under processing with plans for ISO certification in the shortest possible time.”
CDK Integrated Industries Sanitary Wares factory will be producing five hundred thousand pieces annually of several models of European designer collections, using the best technology, best raw materials, highest standards, world class fittings and soft closing hinges, amongst others.
CDK Integrated Industries Porcelain and Ceramic tiles factory will be producing 60X60 CM, 30×60 CM and 40x40CM polished, glazed, glazed polished and soluble salt tiles with superior quality, using state of the art technology and latest digital printing equipment.
CDK Integrated Industries will be employing over a thousand Nigerians to be part of this dream of a world class factory that will contribute to the development of the economy as CDK Integrated Industries will be reducing the importation of tiles from Italy and other countries thereby also helping to give value to the Nigerian economy.
Over sixty five million square meters of ceramic tiles are imported into Nigeria according to Ceramic World review magazine published in Italy.
CDK Integrated Industries plan is to help Nigeria address this challenge of importation by producing the highest quality of tiles and Ceramic products that will shift the world focus to Nigeria in the area of ceramics and sanitary wares.
With active contribution to the construction of over fifty factories across the world, Massaad concluded that the investment in Shagamu Ogun state Nigeria would transform the economy of the communities and of the country.
He is convinced and proud of the relationship with Nigerian investors which makes him describe CDK integrated industry as a solid company with a strong commitment to excellence in service.