Sona Agro Allied Foods Limited, an arm of Sona Group, has shown appreciation to its key customers, children and teenagers as it hosted them on a factory tour in Ota, Ogun State.
The company which received the students of Sparkling Minds Educentre, Lagos seized the visit to take the guests on the processes involved in the manufacturing of biscuits as they also have a live experience of the companyâ€™s state-of-the-art factory.
Speaking on the visit, Human Relations/ Administrative Manager of the company, Alayande Lateef, noted that the move was to further enable the company to interact with its customers, the children, who were the highest consumers of its products.
â€œAs our priority, we want to ensure that the upcoming generations get familiar with the production process of their favourite as they consume it. We feel that it is appropriate to see that children are conversant with the factory setting where food products are being produced especially our own biscuits, he said.â€
Head of Sparkling Minds Educentre, Ilupeju, Lagos, Mrs. Olufunmi Adefuye, hailed the companyâ€™s huge investment in maintaining world-class facilities as well as efforts devoted to hygiene in its operating environment.
â€œWhat we saw actually surpassed our expectation. We did not know that the factory was this large. We now know why they produce in large quantities and sell as much as 50,000 cartons on daily basis. This is large and impressive,â€ she said.
Also, a junior senior secondary student of the institution, Moyinoluwa Adefuye thanked the company for affording them the privilege to have a practical exposure to what they had been taught in school on biscuit production.
Â â€œThe knowledge I have acquired here, ranging from the movement of raw materials to the mixing section, molding section, oven end, cooling section, packaging section, and store section, all through a mechanised process has further enriched my understanding on manufacturing,â€ she stated.
It is noteworthy that the biscuits market is growing remarkably in the country due to the growing young population, who are the industryâ€™s primary target. The global biscuits market is expected to reach $125 billion by 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7% according to market insights released by Mordor Intelligence.