Mr Chitwan Singh, Business Head at Nutrifoods Biscuits, said: “With this expansion, we have doubled our production capacity, developed a new capability to make more varieties of biscuits, enhanced food safety and security through automation of our production line, and increased employment in other areas of operation.”
Mr Amit Agrawal, Country Head of Olam Ghana, said the investment underlined the company’s commitment to producing high-quality goods with local talent, in a supportive operating environment.
“The Ghanaian government has created a conducive environment for investments and businesses to thrive, which augurs well for future investments to flow into the country. We are proud to provide Ghanaian consumers with products suited to their tastes […],” he said.
As part of the commemoration, Olam Ghana will donate 63,000 packs of biscuits to the Klagon TMA Basic School. Over the year, 1,300 students will each receive four packets a month as a midday snack.
In January, Nutrifoods Biscuits became the first biscuit factory in West Africa to be awarded the globally acknowledged Food System Certification Scheme accreditation, affirming its focus on food safety initiatives and the ability to identify and control potential food safety hazards.
Olam Ghana, a subsidiary of Olam International, is an agro-commodity and packaged foods company. It also operates an integrated supply chain from the farm gate through processing and logistics, to marketing and distribution of agricultural products.
The company is ranked among Ghana’s main Licensed Buying Companies. It is a leading supplier of Ghana’s cocoa beans to the European and Asian markets, as well as the country’s biggest exporter of cashew nuts and importer of rice.
Olam International Ltd,
This is an edited version of the press statement issued on March 31, 2017.