GHANA – Ghanaian manufacturer of Yum-mie Noodles brand, Blow Chem Industries has sold its noodle division to Indomie brand owner, De United Food Industries Ghana Limited (DUFIL).
Blow Chem Industries Limited, was first established in Ghana in 2017, having a production capacity of 6,000 boxes of 40 packets each of noodles every 24 hours.
DUFIL, the leading instant noodle producer in the country has undertaken the acquisition which includes both the assets and the brand to consolidate its leadership in the market, reports Ghanaian Times.
General Manager of DUFIL Ghana, Mr Mahesh Shah, said the deal was part of the company’s expansion drive and commitment to remain in Ghana for the long haul.
He said DUFIL would continue to serve the Ghanaian market faithfully and invest a lot more to provide best quality product at the most affordable price.
The company, sources its raw materials locally, helping a lot of farmers, especially women, to improve their incomes and livelihoods.
Indomie has been a dominant noodle brand in Ghana since it was introduced about a decade and a half ago in 2006.
Recently, the company received a major boost with the inauguration of a US$20 million indomie noodles and spaghetti manufacturing factory under the One District One Factory (1D1F).
The factory, situated in the Tema West Municipality has a production capacity of 30,000 tonnes of indomie noodles and 8,000 tonnes of spaghetti annually.
The fully automated factory came with automated carton caser machine which undertakes automatic packaging of the packs as well as a seasoning dispenser machine that seasons the noodles before being wrapped by the caser machine.
Inaugurating the factory, the Senior Minister, Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo, who represented the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, said the new factory was expected to add about 150 direct jobs to Ghana’s economy.
Parent company DUFIL Prima Foods Plc, based in Nigeria, is one of the leading noodles and pasta producers in the West African sub-region.
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