By Fadekemi Ajakaiye
Black Pelican has introduced Technogym, the Wellness Company, which is the world leader in the fitness and wellness solution sector.
Technogym, a sister company to IL Bagno, the home solution company, has equipped over 65,000 wellness centers and 100,000 homes globally. It is estimated that approximately 35 million people use Technogym products every day in over 100 countries.
Technogym was introduced at a networking event tagged, â€œAn evening of cocktails, hors dâ€™oeuvres and designâ€ at IL Bagno house at Elf bus stop on Lekki Epe Expressway, Lagos recently.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of Black Pelican, Mr. Michael Owolabi, Technogym promotes wellness in every aspect of human life; from organised exercise to staying healthy behind your desk at work.
Owolabi said Technogym Ecosystem aims to offer wellness solutions to keep people motivated and healthy, stating that it was an opportunity for governments, companies and individuals.
He discussed the Corporate Wellness Programme, which he said â€œis an organised program that assists employees to voluntarily make choices that improve health and productivity.
â€œWorkplace wellness programs focused on prevention and intervention can benefit employees and employers by reducing employeesâ€™ health risk factors.â€
The benefits of the Wellness Program, he said include reduction in healthcare costs, increase in employeesâ€™ level of physical activity, improves recruitment and retention.
Others are, reduction in absenteeism, improved productivity and employee satisfaction.
Black Pelican Limited Nigeria, trading as IL Bagno is the regional distributor for the worldâ€™s leading manufacturers of sanitary ware, bathroom fittings and accessories.
Owolabi said, â€œWe excel in the provision of total interior solutions, creating unique and innovative themes for both the domestic and commercial markets. It was incorporated in Nigeria as a private limited liability company on the 11th of November 2003 and commenced operations in May, 2004.
Bagno Technik, a subsidiary of Black Pelican, is into installation and maintenance of sanitary wares and fittings. It has a team of focused craftsmen with wealth of experience through â€œhands-onâ€ implementation of numerous projects in providing full interior design solutions.
Owolabi said, â€œAt IL Bagno, we believe that in addition to its utilitarian significance, the bathroom should provide a relaxing atmosphere, reflecting the taste, personality and lifestyle of our customers; hence our bathroom designs provide the mood and warmth that transform an anonymous interior into a place of elegance- a sanctuary. Before now, the discerning user had little choice in the selection of appropriate fittings to accommodate both functionality and elegance in the bathroom space. Today, IL Bagno provides that choice.â€