Fan Milk Danone Fan Milk Plc, makers of ice cream brands, including Fan Ice and Go Slo, has unveiled its newly completed state-of-the-art frozen dairy product line in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The event, which marked the 60th anniversary of its operations in Nigeria, was graced by His Excellency, Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo State, who was represented by the his Chief of Staff, Hon. Segun Ogunwuyi.
“Ibadan city has been home to Fan Milk Plc since the 1960s, when it was only a recombination plant, a distribution centre and less than 30 employees. It has now developed into an international brand impacting the Nigerian population and other countries on the continent as part of the Danone Company. We remain committed to supporting businesses, creating the right environment, providing adequate infrastructure and security. We assure Fan Milk Danone of our unwavering commitment to its business growth,” Makinde said.
Also, the Consul General of France in Lagos, Madam Laurence Monmayrant, who witnessed the inuagration of the product line, said: “We are proud of the social impact Fan Milk continues to deliver through its business model. The French Government is committed to attracting investors into Nigeria and ensuring French companies like Fan Milk, Danone, can grow in the country.”
Commenting, Managing Director of Fan Milk Danone Nigeria, Mr. Ferdinand Mouko, said: “The company was established in 1961 and are happy about the scale of our reach and business – 800 employees, ten distribution centres and over 20,000 agents and vendors combined. With this new infrastructure, we can bolster our manufacturing capacity while contributing to employment opportunities and wealth creation for the people in Oyo State and Nigeria at large. We are committed to growing with Oyo State, as we collaborate with the state’s government.”
He reiterated the company’s commitment to strengthening local investments, which would result in improved production capacity, efficiently fulfill demands, and deliver on their promise to produce high quality and nutritious products to all customers nationwide.
The MD thanked Governor Makinde for his continued support and encouragement which allowed the growth of Fan Milk in Oyo state.
Also reiterating the importance of the Nigerian market to Danone and the company’s commitment to investing in Nigeria, Vice President of Operations in Africa, Middle East, and Asia, Danone, Mr. Domenico Albanese, said that the project cost eight million Euros to accomplish, which accounted for 50 per cent of the company’s capex for Africa in 2021.
This investment will be […]