Honeywell Flour Mills Plc, a leading manufacturer of flour and a range of flour-based products, has unveiled its multi billion naira flour mills in Lagos.
Speaking to journalists during the media facility tour organised by the company in Lagos recently, the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell Flour Mills, Mr. Babatunde Odunayo, said the project, which gulped around N10 billion, was built to meet the quality standard for which Honeywell Flour Mills Plc is renowned.
Odunayo stated that investment in expanding the flour mills was proof of the organisation’s commitment to ensuring that it consistently produces and delivers top quality flour and a range of flour based products for the satisfaction of its valued customers.
He stated that the strength of the brand is reflected in the award of NIS 9001:2000, as well as the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) for product quality from the Standards Organisation of Nigeria.
The CEO also added that the mills’ automated warehouse which has a capacity to hold about 100,000 bags of 50kg flour is the only one of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa.
He said; “The flour mills currently operate on installed capacity of 2,610 metric tonnes per day. It also has a wheat storage capacity of about 42,500 metric tonnes with a monthly usage of about 40,000 metric tonnes. The state-of-art facility has upgraded our production capacity by 63 per cent.”
Speaking on the media facility visit, Odunayo stated, “This is to show Nigerians what this indigenous company has been able to achieve. The new equipment, which was supplied and installed by Bulher AG of Switzerland, would guarantee operational efficiency and consistent production of top quality products”.
As part of the moves to expend the company’s frontiers, he disclosed plans by the flour manufacturing company to build a 66-hectare Flour-gate Estate in Ogun State, which will house new factories for the production flour and pasta. He said the project was part of the company’s expansion strategy.
Also speaking during the event, Mr. Calvin Grieder, CEO of Buhler AG, Switzerland, the company which built the mills, said the company was proud to be associated with Honeywell Flour Mills Plc. He said consumers of Honeywell products should be proud of the new equipment installed. According to him, “It takes courage to invest in state-of-the-art facility such as this because it is not for quick returns on investment but for quality.”