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Fan Milk to inject N2b on facility upgrade

By on March 25, 2011

FAN Milk Plc has unveiled plans to invest N2 billion to boost production capacity in 2011. The company also plans to construct a new mixing section to ensure that a daily capacity of 200,000 litres can be achieve.

The Managing Director of the company, Jens Erik Mollenbach stated in a speech delivered at the 2010 customers’ award ceremony on Tuesday in Lagos, that there will also be installation of new freezing and packaging line to increase production capacity to 36,000 pieces per hour.

“This will remove the manual counting and the shortages problem on the sachet milk product.  The total sachet capacity after this installation is expected to be 60,000 units per hour,” Mollenbach said.

He added that the company would improve on its ice cream storage and packaging facility to increase daily product to 24,000 litres.

“We are equally improving on our power supply with direct connection to a 33KV line.  This will increase the supply from Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and reduce the generator running cost. We are also acquiring new freezing trailers to ensure adequate supply of our products to depot,” he said.

Speaking on the achievement of the company in the last one-year, Mollenbach disclosed that the company constructed a 65,000 litres cold-room to enable service delivery to customers in Lagos.

“A one million litre cold store was leased in Lagos to ensure availability of our products to all locations especially during the peak season.  Plan is also in place to rent a similar location in the East,” he said.

He added, “a plan had been in the pipeline to have another mega distribution centre in Benin City to be able to serve our stakeholders better than ever.  A relocation of our depot was, however, made from the former to a new state of the art depot with improved storage and operating facility along the same area.  Plans are also in the pipeline to have more distribution centres in all major areas to give our customers access to our product.”

Speaking also at the event, the National Sales Manager, Mrs. Vicky Madu explained that the award ceremony was to celebrate the success, handiwork, dedication and loyalty of the company’s agents nationwide.

According to her, the highest performing agent recorded an average monthly sale of N8 million.  “It is important to note that the number of qualifying agents have progressed from 187 in 2009 to 222 in 2010.”

She listed the name of the best performing agents in 2010 to include Tony Ventures Lagos, Teeto Model Stores, Ibadan, Amaka Foods, Aba and Tauheed Moh’d Yussuf, Abuja.

Source : Guardian