Lifemate rewards customers, offers skills transfer
Lifemate Nigeria Limited, one of the leading contemporary furniture companies in the country has rewarded its customers with over N2 million worth of furniture.The company, which has been in Nigeria for over 11 years, currently offers employment for more than 1000 Nigerians in production, sales, transport, after sales service and outdoor activities.
Speaking at the official opening of the largest furniture showroom in Lagos, the Managing Director of the company, Dai Ding Ping, said the organisation not only offers jobs to Nigerians, rather trains them on how to operate the production machines.He added that the company would soon diversify to production of building materials, which is related to what the company does, if Nigeria’s market is more favourable to investors.
“We produce home, office, hotel furniture. We have branches in Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Enugu and Port-Harcourt and because we are professionals, we can produce building materials if we get hold of Nigerian market.“We know the conditions and so many problem for the shipping of materials. Although I don’t hope to import some things from others, I hope to buy them from the market” he said.
The Head, Local Sales Team Showrooms’ Operation Management, Olayinka Aminu, stated that over N2 million worth of furniture was given to customers through raffle draw, beside other items distributed at the opening ceremony.
Aminu said they have large workforce as the staff strength of the company is now over 1000 for local staffs and local staffs are also trained to become institution of their own.He explained that the company has its own blueprint designs and get best materials from best places as to enable them control quality.
“We get the best material from the best places. So, we have the quality control, we have the material certification unit and what we do is that if the best wood is from Lagos, we will get the best wood in Lagos.
“We don’t need to travel aboard as Asian countries are known for the best fabric we get our best fabric from them. We don’t copy, but people copy us. So, we have a lot of new technology and skills to handle the job.
“We have a production base of over 200 hectare square meters at Mowe where we have all our production capacity into one base. So, we produce home, office, sanitary, kitchen, outdoor furniture and massage chair and all these things are produced here,” he said.
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