Inyange industries Ltd has said that it will launch its new production plant on Monday with plans to extent its footprints into the regional market.
Jean Bosco Kanimba, the company’s Managing Director told journalists at a press conference yesterday that demand for Inyange’s products had outpaced the company’s production capacity.
“The local demand and potential regional market for our products was higher than the previous facilities could supply. With this new plant, we hope to increase our production capacity by tenfold,” said Kanimba.
Inyange’s major products include milk, mineral water and juice. The Managing Director said the company seeks to increase production capacity of water, from 1800 liters per hour to 6500 liters, and of juice 750 liters to 5000 per hour .
While the new milk cooler capacity machines will boost its processing from 5000 liters per day to 50,000 liters in the first year, in the second and third years it will increase to 65,000 liters and 100,000 liters respectively.
“We are also going to diversify products with our new plant and we shall start manufacturing pineapple juice plus maracuja, bottled and packed ice cream as well as butter among others,” explained Kanimba.
Kanimba also said that in terms of investment capital and product portfolio, this makes inyange the largest beverage processing company in the region hence giving them a competitive advantage.
“The market is very competitive and the biggest challenge is the foreign products that have come in but with this new plant, our product quality is much better than all the foreign products,” David Alvin Akelola, the Commercial Director said.
Inyange, which employs 192 fulltime employees and 77 part-time, has also started exploring the regional market.
Management says that their products are already sold in Goma, while Bukavu and Bujumbura will receive the products in the next two weeks.
“By the end of the first quarter of this year, we will be represented in all the East African community countries,” said Akelola.