(Business Day NG)- Guinness Nigeria, has revealed that its ongoing drive to expand its operations, has seen it invest $225 million (N55.billion), into its Ogba and Benin breweries.
Adebayo Alli, capacity expansion project lead, Guinness Nigeria, disclosed this during a media tour of the Guinness Nigeria Ogba Brewery in Lagos, saying Guinness Nigeria, along with its UK parent company global premium drinks business Diageo Plc, have extended commitment to the Nigerian economy by expanding capacity of its brewing operations. According to him, on completion of the expansion project, Guinness Nigeria would have created additional 200 permanent jobs for Nigerians and makes the plant one of the largest in the Diageo Group.
“This expansion is a great achievement for us at Guinness Nigeria. The new plant is fully automated, attesting to the quality of products and is backed by an equally excellent workforce. The increased demand for our iconic brands such as Guinness and Harp, requires us to invest in our breweries and infrastructure. We are delighted that our company is creating a significant number of jobs for Nigerians upon completion of the project,’’ Alli said. He further noted that the expansion is doubling the company’s capacity from 3.5 million to 7.5 million hectolitres, to meet the growing demand for its products.” Click here to continue reading.