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‘Companies need to invest in technology for operational excellence’


To prepare for the future of the industrial sector, the need for companies to focus on building operational excellence by investing in technology, innovation, and taking on new practices have been emphasized.

Project Director, Zenith Exhibitions, Joseph Oru, noted that with Nigeria’s demographic advantages, and expanding market opportunities, organisations must ensure they keep abreast as technological inventions continue to change constantly to compete favourably in the sector.

He said this on the sidelines of the Equipment and Manufacturing West Africa (EMWA) Exhibition and Conference, where participants were equipped on the impact of financial investment on manufacturing and the future of trade, themed, “Industrialisation and Innovation: Growth and Development of the Industrial Sector to Unlock Nigeria’s Potential.”

Oru said: “It provides an opportunity for participants to pool ideas, and collaborate in order to help one another in an effort to take advantage of prevailing technology to offer better products and excellent support and other allied services.”

The conference united the manufacturing and equipment markets across West Africa, connecting them through face-to-face meetings designed to accommodate their ever-changing market challenges and needs.

Oru said: “With Nigeria’s demographic advantages and expanding market opportunities, the event is an attractive business hub for industrialists and investors to capitalise on its growth.”

According to the organisers, Zenith Exhibitions, EMWA is exclusively dedicated to the entire manufacturing equipment sector, offering specialists, traders and buyers with an all-inclusive category of products and services, while Nigeria played host to the conference.

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