20 February 2013

Nigeria: Nestle Commissions N5.4 Billion Distribution Centre

Nestle Nigeria Plc, the world's leading nutrition company has inaugurated an ultra- modern Distribution centre in Agbara, Ogun State.

With an investment of N5. 42 billion, the new distribution centre is very vital to Nestle's growth in Nigeria and in West Africa as a whole says industry analyst.

Declaring the ultra- modern centre open, the chairman of Nestle Nigeria Plc, Chief Olusegun Osunkeye, stated that with the new distribution centre the biggest warehouse in Nigeria, goods like beverages, maggi, Golden Morn, will now get to consumers at a faster pace and all Nigerian families will get nutrition promptly for their households.

He explained that the centre was Nestle's biggest factory in Nigeria and West Africa as a whole. "Spread over an area of four hectares, the new 17,000- pallet capacity warehouse is designed to manage the capacity increases following massive infrastructural upgrades at Agbara factory itself in the last five years."

Also speaking at the commissioning of the new centre, the managing director, Nestle Nigeria Plc , Mr Martins Woolnough, pointed out that it took the company two years to build the new centre and the centre employs the technology of Radio Shuttle Automatic Racks which moves goods at a very high speed and with great accuracy. He said the new centre now provides jobs for over 1,800 people, all Nigerians.

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