•New plant has a capacity to produce 13,000 bottles of water per hour
Rwanda’s leading food processing company ‘Inyange Industries’ is set to move its production line from Gikondo to a new plant in Masaka.
The new plant worth Rwf15.3 billion was built after realizing that domestic demand for all Inyange products had gone higher than expected. The current facility can no longer produce as much as he demand.
Victor Kinuma, the Industry’s Sales and Marketing Manager explained during an exclusive interview with Business Times that the new plant in Makasa which will be unveiled before the end of this month has the capacity to produce 13,000 bottles of water per hour.
“The new plant’s capacity is tenfold than the old plant in Gikondo. ‘‘Kinuma increasing the capacity will fulfil the local demand and also give us the opportunity to expand our market to the neighbouring countries, taking advantage of Rwanda being part of the East African Community (EAC) and its Customs Union.”
Kinuma said that the new plant has already started operating and the industry has already re-branded it’s bottle products (inset).
“The new plant comes with a new look and all products will be having new looks as you have already seen the Inyange water bottles,”
“The new bottles of water are the same size as the old one and they have a more appealing look” Kinuma explained.
He added the new bottles are even less costly the new one costs Rwf200 for the final consumer yet the old one was worth Rwf300.
The currently Gikondo based industry also intends, to expands its production capacity, by introducing new products like: ice-cream, butter, ghee, as pineapple juice.
Kinuma also said that the Industry’s objective is to maintain a high reputation, have a strong hold in the local market and continue to create new markets within the EAC region.
“To achieve this objective, we have embarked on diversification and a continuous improvement in our response to market demands both on quality and customer service in line with our mission to “make high quality products which are consistently available to satisfy and exceed our customers and consumers expectations,” he added