GHANA – Kasapreko Company Limited, a Ghanaian manufacturer and producer of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks has commenced operation at its new factory in the Ashanti Regional town of Tanoso, developed under the government’s One district, One factory flagship (1D1F) programme.
The factory which sits on a 10,000 square metre property has a production capacity of about 85,000 bottles of various products per day, reports Ghanaian Times.
A waiting to be commissioned, the new factory will serve the northern market of the country, export market and will create about 3,000 direct and indirect employment opportunities.
Being part of government’s flagship 1D1F initiative, the government assisted the beverage company to access US$20 million loan from Eximbank for the construction of the project.
The National Coordinator of the One-District, One-Factory (1D1F) programme, Mrs. Ohene-Konadu while visiting the complex, commended Kasapreko, at the expeditious completion of the project.
Kasapreko CEO, Mr. Richard Adjei, on his part, expressed how profoundly grateful his outfit was to the government of Ghana for the 1D1F initiative, whose proactive measure has ensured the realisation of its new frontier.
Set up three decades ago at Nungua in Accra, Kasapreko is today the largest producer of carbonated soft drinks and alcohol in the country and boasts of the most diverse product range for variant consumer preferences.
Kasapreko Company Limited produces alcoholic beverages under the brands Opeimu Bitters, Cocoa liqueur, Tonic Wine, Lime, Cardinal Strawberry, Dry Gin, Kasapreko Brandy and K20 Gin & Whisky and Alomo Bitters.
With over 500 employees, the company has also majored into soft beverage production with Storm Energy Drink, Awake Drinking Water, Royal Drinks, 10/10 and, Veraldo as brands under its non- alcoholic portfolio.
The company supplies its products to Nigeria, South Africa and has opened a plant in Tanzania.
During the current spread of the Corona virus epidemic, the beverage company embarked on mass production of hand-sanitizers and alcohol hand rubs to meet the rising demand.
“The spread of coronavirus is a national concern and as a result, we have put on hold the production of drinks, focusing on the production of quality, affordable hand sanitizers and hand rubbing alcohol amid a shortage of these products and price hikes,” said Richard Adjei, CEO of Kasapreko Company Ltd.