The manufacturing sector has evolved over time, bringing both opportunities and challenges in a sector where business leaders cannot rely on old responses in the new manufacturing environment. This was showcased at the recently held Manufacturers Association of Nigeria’s (MAN) 50th Annual General Meeting and Awards where Chi Limited, Nigeria’s leading Fruit Juice, Dairy and Snack manufacturer, was announced as the first place winner for adopting best workplace production practices and processes amongst competing multinational companies in Nigeria.
The award was a deserved reward for the company’s continued passion for excellence and commitment to sustainable development exemplified by the company’s significant investment in manufacturing and other related infrastructural projects. Chi Limited’s investment in modern production infrastructure has been a critical enabler for competitiveness, research & development and productivity growth.
An ISO 22000 certified company, Chi Limited’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 company’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 company’s greener environment policy and fire equipment are modern and up to date.
For Chi Limited’s Managing Director, Mr Deepanjan Roy, the MAN Award is a confirmation of the steps taken by Chi Limited to ensure that the company’s work place is in line with global standards for manufacturing.
“We 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,” 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, “Most Innovative FMCG Company” at the Top 50 Brands Nigeria Award, as well as the Businessday Top 25 Most Innovative Companies and Institutions in Nigeria Awards 2017.
Driven by a passion and commitment to excellence, Chi Limited is one of the most admired companies in the domain of Food & Beverages in Nigeria. While it prides itself in offering products that are themselves benchmarks in their respective categories of Juice, Dairy based Beverages & Snacks, each CHI offering is admired for its highest quality, nutrition & health standards. Today, Chi Limited is the undisputed market leader in juices, fruit drinks and drinking yogurts in Nigeria. The company attained this status by consistently delivering innovative products that have become household names in Nigeria.