By UgoÂ Aliogu
Chi Limited, Nigeriaâ€™s leading fruit juice, dairy and snack manufacturer, has been announced as the first place winner for adopting best workplace production practices and processes among competing multinational companies in Nigeria.
The company received the award from the Manufacturers Association of Nigeriaâ€™s (MAN) at its 50th Annual General Meeting and Awards, held in Lagos, recently.
The award was a deserved reward for the companyâ€™s continued passion for excellence and commitment to sustainable development exemplified by the companyâ€™s significant investment in manufacturing and other related infrastructural projects. Chi Limitedâ€™s investment in modern production infrastructure has been a critical enabler for competitiveness, research & development and productivity growth.
An ISO 22000 certified company, Chi Limitedâ€™s world class and state of the art manufacturing facility deploys the most advanced processing and packaging technology available anywhere in the world. Its strict adherence to world class manufacturing standards and consistent efforts to ensure the most efficient process possible has been key to the companyâ€™s success and recognition.
A MAN multi-panel selection committee comprising of regulatory bodies, both at state and federal levels, noted that Chi Limited took the first-place prize because of its world class manufacturing facilities and processes.
These facilities and processes have helped Chi Limited create a more environmental-friendly workplace by preventing cross contamination, reduction in waste trips, sorting and recycling. The availability of a gas plant is also strategic for the prevention of pollutant and usage of the exhaust to power the boiler, while the companyâ€™s greener environment policy and fire equipment are modern and up to date.
For Chi Limitedâ€™s Managing Director, Mr Deepanjan Roy, the MAN Award is a confirmation of the steps taken by Chi Limited to ensure that the companyâ€™s work place is in line with global standards for manufacturing.
â€œWe are happy that our efforts so far have paid off with significant output and recognition. The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria Award inspires us to continually demonstrate excellence in manufacturing and constantly strive for improvement, best practices, creativity and innovation,â€ he stated.
This award joins a growing list of recognition awards for Chi Limited which includes most recently, The Guardian Manufacturing Excellence Award 2017 for Beverage Manufacturing Company of the Year, Chivita Active Vegetable Fruit Nectar and Hollandia Choco Malt Drink category wins at the 2017 Marketing World Awards, â€œMost Innovative FMCG Companyâ€ at the Top 50 Brands Nigeria Award, as well as the Businessday Top 25 Most Innovative Companies and Institutions in Nigeria Awards 2017.