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Chi, Dangote, Guinness, Lafarge, Nestle, Nigeria Breweries among nominees for The Guardian Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2017

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Alhaji Aliko Dangote

The maiden edition of the Guardian Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2017 in collaboration with African Development Studies Centre (Inc.) will recognize deserving sector players in the Nigerian manufacturing industry, who outperformed despite challenging economic circumstances in the year 2016, thus helping to spur growth and development, create new economic opportunities for citizens and communities as well as inspire the new generation of Nigerians in the manufacturing sector. The event will hold on June 30, 2017 at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos

Recall that the Nigerian economy plunged into a recession in 2016 that persisted for six consecutive quarters amidst the already existing challenges of perennial power outages, infrastructure deficit and the recent foreign exchange scarcity. These challenges affected the operational existence of many of the nation’s big and small manufacturing companies. Despite these, some sector players were still able to spot opportunities and maintain excellence by putting in more effort and resources to further engage the dynamic Nigerian market, address competition, adopt cost saving measure and step-up their drive for innovation and capacity building in order to do extraordinarily in 2016.

The Guardian, fully aware that manufacturing is a key driver of economic growth will through the award ceremony bring together industry leaders in the sector with a view to recognizing organizations and individuals that are driving and advancing the course of manufacturing in the nation.

For the different award categories, the award committee, made up of analysts well-versed with the developments in the manufacturing sector called first for entries from players in the sector and then employed objective parameters and criteria in the process of selecting and short-listing the nominees out of the many hundreds of manufacturing companies, institutions and businesses registered and operating in Nigeria, eventually unveiling the trailblazing companies listed as nominees.

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The Awards categories and nominees (in no preferential order): The Manufacturing Company of the Year: (Dangote Group, Lafarge Africa Plc, Nigeria Breweries Plc, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited); The Manufacturing CEO of the Year: (Alh. Aliko Dangote (Dangote Group), Mr George Polymenakos (Nigerian Bottling Company Limited), Mr Michel Puchercos (Lafarge Africa Plc), Mr Johan Doyer (Nigeria Breweries Plc); Baby Care Products Manufacturing Company of the Year: (Procter & Gamble Nigeria Ltd,Reckitt Benckiser Nigeria, Unilever Nigeria Plc); Beer Manufacturing Company of the Year: (Guinness Nigeria Plc, International Breweries Plc, Nigeria Breweries Plc, Sona Breweries Plc); Cement Manufacturing Company of the Year: (BUA Group, Dangote Cement Plc, Lafarge Africa Plc); Flour Miller of the Year:(Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, Honeywell Flour mills Plc); Lubricant Manufacturing Company of the Year: (Forte Oil Nigeria Plc, LUBCON International, Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc,

Oando Plc, Total Nigeria Plc); Malt Drinks Manufacturing Company of the Year: (Guinness Nigeria Plc, Nigeria Breweries Plc, Sona Breweries Plc,); Mattress Manufacturing Company of the Year: (Muoka Limited, Vitafoam Nigeria Plc, Winco Industries Nigeria Limited).

Paint Manufacturing Company of the Year: (African Paints Nigeria Plc, Berger Paints Plc, Meyer Plc, UAC Nigeria Plc); Personal Care/Hygiene Products Manufacturing Company of the Year:(Procter & Gamble Nigeria Ltd, PZ Cussons Nigeria, Reckitt Benckiser Nigeria, SC Johnson Nigeria, Unilever Nigeria Plc).
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company of the Year: (Emzor Pharmaceutical, GlaxoSmithKline Nigeria Limited, May & Baker Nigeria Plc, Swiss Pharma Nigeria Limited); Soft Drink Manufacturing Company of the Year (Ajeast Nigeria Limited, Classic Beverages Nigeria Limited, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc).

Building Materials Manufacturing Company of The Year (Roofing): (First Aluminium Nigeria Plc, Nigerite Limited, Tower Aluminium Nigeria Plc); Building Materials Manufacturing Company of The Year (Wires & Cables): (Coleman Technical Industries Limited, Kabelmetal Nigeria Plc, Nigerian Wire & Cable Plc); Beverages Manufacturing Company of the Year (Cocoa Beverages): (Cadbury Nigeria Plc, Nestle Nigeria Plc, Promasidor Nigeria); Beverages Manufacturing Company of the Year (Milk Products): (Chi Limited, Friesland Campina wamco Nigeria Plc, Nestle Nigeria Plc, Promasidor Nigeria); Beverages Manufacturing Company of the Year (Juices): Chi Limited, Dansa Foods Nigeria Limited, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited); Food Products Manufacturing Company of the Year (Beef sausage Roll Snack):(Chi Limited, Rite Foods Limited, UAC foods Limited); Food Products Manufacturing Company of the Year (Noodles): (Chikki Foods Industries Limited, De-United Foods Industries Limited, Olam Nigeria);Food Products Manufacturing Company of the Year(Pasta): (Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, Honeywell Flour mills Plc); Food Products Manufacturing Company of the Year (Seasoning Cubes): (Erisco Foods limited, Nestle Nigeria Plc, Promasidor Nigeria, Unilever Nigeria Plc); Food Products Manufacturing Company of the Year (Tomato Paste): (Erisco Foods Limited, Ola Nigeria, Vegefresh Group).

Best Manufacturing Company in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): (Friesland Campina Wamco Nigeria Plc, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, Nigeria Breweries Plc, Promasidor Nigeria, Seven-Up Bottling company Plc).

Best Bank in support of Manufacturing: (Access Bank Plc, First Bank Nigeria Limited, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, Zenith Bank Plc).
Best Manufacturing Company in Health, safety and Environment (HSE): (Guinness Nigeria Plc, FrieslandCampinaWamco Nigeria Plc, Nigeria Breweries Plc, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, Promasidor Nigeria).



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