Orange Drugs to Launch New Onitsha Factory
Orange Drugs Limited is set to launch a new factory in Onitsha on August 30th. The factory which will help to boost the productivity and profitability of the company has the capacity to employ 1,000 workers.
Plant Manager of Orange Drugs, Mr. Nwaorgu Henshaw disclosed to the media that the plant is fully automated and equipped with cutting edge technology.
He said, “Onitsha plant comprises of high technology and fully automated processing plant with twelve finishing lines. The concept is to produce locally the basic raw materials for soap noodles for our own internal consumption and sale to other companies in the same industry both within and outside Nigeria.”
He disclosed that the Onitsha plant was installed in April 2011, while test trials were done in May 2012 with the firm’s technical team from Nigeria, Germany and Spain.
“The plant currently has the capacity to produce 5 tonnes per hour equivalent to 80 tonnes in 2 shifts per day (of 8 hours per shift). This is the phase currently being commissioned. The capacity per annum is estimated at 19,200 metric tonnes,” Henshaw said.