Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Abode, on Tuesday, 26 January, 2016, commissioned a finished goods warehouse worth 8.3m Euros (over two billion naira) in Ogba, Ikeja Industrial area, for Friesland Campina WAMCO Nigeria PLC.
Guided by compliance to global, best practice in Food Safety and Quality regulations, Friesland Campina WAMCO’s newly-completed finished goods warehouse features a capacity of over 14,000 pallet positions and is executed with LED lights which avail brighter surroundings and align ourselves with environmental Green Goals.
The ultra-modern facility sits on a 3.5 acre property and contains in-built offices for warehouse managers and storekeepers, which allows for closer contact, ensure easier control and enable effortless access among staff. The sytem cuts down logistics and avails a structured first-in-first-out process, which will significantly reduce storage-related errors.
The construction of this state-of-the-art facility means that Friesland Campina WAMCO has further improved the demands of its distribution process and is better prepared to ensure the accessibility of its products and commitment of nourishing Nigerians with quality dairy nutrition.
“We are really pleased with this new warehouse, which allows us to continue to meet the growing demand of our operations. This means we can offer our customers better stock guarantees, accruing from the state-of-the-art facilities of this investment”, explains Rahul Colaco, Managing Director of FrieslandCampina WAMCO. “The new Finished Goods Warehouse underlines Friesland Campina WAMCO’s strategy in reinforcing world class operations. The working environment in the new facility is significantly conducive for workers; this is due to the mechanical ventilation apparatus that include air expellers and vents,” Rahul noted.
While commissioning the facility, His Excellency, Governor Akinwumi Ambode in his speech commended Friesland Campina WAMCO for increasing its investment in Lagos State despite the challenging economy and for contributing to the growth of commerce in the state. The Governor who was represented by the Attorney General of the State, Justice Adeniji Kazeem, seized the occasion to enjoin the company to continue with its best practices in the discharge and management of industrial waste and effluents noting that the new finished goods warehouse is in alignment with environmental Green Goals.
About FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria
FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC has been a necessary part of most Nigerian homes since 1954 through its iconic brand, Peak Milk. Our Company is a multinational manufacturing company and an affiliate of Royal Friesland Campina of The Netherlands, one of the largest dairy cooperative in the world. We are the makers of Peak, Three Crowns and Friso brands of milk in Nigeria. Over the years, Friesland Campina WAMCO has maintained leadership of the Evaporated milk market with its Peak brand. Guided by an inspiring mission, Nourishing Nigerians with quality dairy nutrition, we are unwavering in the provision of quality, nutritious milk products to Nigerians.
Doyin Ashiru, Operations Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO; Rahul Colaco, Managing Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO; Adeniji Kazeem, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State; David Chatard, Business Group Supply Chain Director, Royal FrieslandCampina; and Ore Famurewa, Corporate Affairs Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO during the commissioning of the company’s multi-billion Naira finished goods warehouse in Ikeja, Lagos on Tuesday, January 26, 2016