The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), the non-alcoholic beverage manufacturing giant and a member of the Coca-Cola Hellenic Group, has transformed its Enugu plant into a hub for material handling and logistics for the region.
According to the company, the decision to transform the Enugu plant from a production facility to a logistics and distribution hub was largely informed by the desire to deliver better value to its esteemed consumers and trade partners not only in Enugu State but in the entire south-east region.
Acting director, Public Affairs & Communications, Mr. Ekuma Eze, disclosed that the development was in line with the holistic strategy to reposition the company’s operation for better efficiency and accelerate the business transformation plan.
Eze said, “The repurposing of some NBC facilities across Nigeria, Enugu inclusive, is in line with our sustainable business strategy with the overarching goal of improving efficiency and boosting production capacity to meet the ever growing demand of our discerning consumers. While production activities have stopped at the Enugu facility, the company would continue to carry out logistics and commercial operations from the location.’’
He stated that the company’s business transformation and optimisation plan which commenced in 2015, involves huge investments worth over 500 million Euros for the massive expansion and upgrade of some key plants including Asejire, Ikeja, Abuja, Owerri, Challawa, Maiduguri, Port Harcourt, and Benin resulting in increased production capacity, hence, the need to transform some other plants including Ilorin, Jos, Kaduna and most recently Enugu to handle commercial and logistics activities.