Unilever Nigeria unveils Ultra-modern Blue Band Factory (Pictures)

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Unilever Nigeria, today officially opened its state-of-the-art Blue Band factory at Agbara Industrial EstateOgun State. Built with innovative manufacturing technology, the factory complements government’s efforts at boosting local investment and making significant contributions to the nation’s economic growth and development.

His Excellency, Senator Ibikunle Amosun cutting the ribbon and commissioning the Blue Band Factory in Agbara, Ogun State

During the launch, The Executive Vice President, Unilever Ghana Nigeria, Yaw Nsarkoh, said that the Blue Band factory is the latest addition to the various long-term investments Unilever has made in Nigeria, which would not have been possible without the support of all its stakeholders. ‘Prior to the siting of this factory, we have also had cause to exploit economies of scale and ensure consistent access to reliable sources of raw material input. I am delighted that the result of our painstaking efforts and the support we enjoy from our stakeholders has led to the commissioning of an ultra-modern Blue Band factory today.’ He said.

His Excellency, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Executive Governor of Ogun State delivering his good will speech at the official launch of the Blue Band Factory in Agbara, Ogun State

Speaking further, Yaw said that to sustainably serve our consumers, the new Blue Band factory is equipped with the Fast Blending technology. This technology uses 50% less energy compared to other manufacturing processes that utilize heat exchangers. This recapitulates our commitment to decouple the growth of our business from environmental impact.

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele delivering his speech during the official launch of the Blue Band Factory in Agbara, Ogun State

Commending Unilever Nigeria at the launch, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, described Unilever as a company that has shown and demonstrated confidence in the Nigerian economy through its continuous investment drive in the country. “The siting of this factory could not have come at a better time than this. With this development, you have shown resilience amidst the challenges that you face in running a business of this size. I commend you for this initiative and as a government, we will continue to make deliberate efforts to support and encourage companies to invest in Nigeria through our policies. This is the only way we can grow this economy and create employment opportunities for Nigerians.” He said.

Yaw Nsarkoh, Vice President, Unilever Ghana-Nigeria delivering the welcome speech at Agbara, Ogun State

Also, speaking at the launch, the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, said, ‘We must commend the efforts of Unilever Nigeria for their unrelenting resolve and commitment to Nigeria’s economy through their investment activities. There is no doubt that this will impact on the socio-economic development of the nation as a whole.’

Ogedi-Alakwe Nsima, Marketing Director Foods, Unilever Ghana-Nigeria; Nsarkoh Yaw, Executive Vice President Unilever Ghana-Nigeria at the Blue Band Factory Launch in Agbara, Ogun State

Blue Band, is a trusted and ideal brand among families for spreading on bread, cooking, and baking. With the production of the product locally, its availability will be enhanced to meet the needs of consumers and customers.

See more photos below:

Godwin Emefiele CBN Governor and Nsarkoh Yaw, Executive Vice President Unilever Ghana-Nigeria during the Blue Band factory tour in Agbara, Ogun State
Deputy Director International Trade and Investment West Africa, Ben Ainsley; Marketing Director Foods, Unilever Ghana Nigeria Ogedi-Alakwe Nsima; Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele; Executive Vice President, Unilever Ghana Nigeria, Yaw Nsarkoh; Head of Netherlands Representative, Lagos, Michel Deelen and Vice President Supply Chain, Unilever West Africa, Ramaswamy Siddharth at the official launch of the Blue Band Factory in Agbara, Ogun State
Marketing Director Foods, Unilever Ghana Nigeria, Ogedi-Alakwe Nsima; Executive Governor, Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun; Executive Vice President, Unilever Ghana Nigeria, Yaw Nsarkoh andCommissioner for Commerce and industry, Ogun state, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, at the official launch of the Blue Band Factory in Agbara, Ogun State
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