Kenyan producer of NuVita brand Malbros undertakes technological advancements in operations

KENYA – Malbros, trading as Mjengo Limited in Kenya has automated its operations with the implementation of SAP system, which will manage and organise the businesses critical functions across sales, distribution, administration, customer service and financials, all in one, single integrated system.

The system provided by ACEteK Software, an Information Technology company will enable the producer of Daawat, NuVita, Rico and Snak It brands to better serve its customers and suppliers.

According to Malbros the implementation took 6 months.

“A company’s growth comes with changes that are intended to realize efficiency in customer service, production, sales and staff management.

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“At Malbros, we are always innovating and adopting to new technologies to serve our customers and suppliers better,” indicated Malbros in a LinkedIn post.

Malbros has adopted the SAP Business One system, a simple to use IT solution designed specifically for growing organisations.

SAP Business One gives real-time, direct access to critical business and operational data, according to ACEteK Software.

“At Malbros, we are always innovating and adopting to new technologies to serve our customers and suppliers better.”

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Other than the recent technological upgrade, the over 20-year-old company has been on an innovative journey anchored on diversification of its product range, upgrading machinery and systems, investment in critical man power and expanding its reach.

In the last two years, the diversified food processor whose genesis in the food processing sector was rice processing and packaging has invested US$6.5m in new plants to diversify its product portfolio to include snacks and condiments.

The Food Business Africa team visited the company’s facility in Thika, Kiambu county and featured the company’s past, present and future as it enters a new phase of growth, innovation and diversification on our Issue No. 43 Nov/Dec 2020. Click here to read.

Meanwhile, leading Kenyan meat processor Farmer’s Choice Ltd recently partnered with Microsoft to digitize it operations and adopt more sustainable farming practices within its existing agriculture ecosystem to enhance productivity, ensure food safety and quality, and reduce waste.

The move by the 40-year-old company which includes the adoption of cloud solutions offered by the giant tech, gives Farmer’s Choice unmatched visibility over the entire life cycle of meat production, allowing it to respond to supply and demand changes proactively. 

In addition, it will help to streamline the information flow between all departments, making vital data accessible to all users, starting from the initial data capture on the farms. 

Bidco Africa Limited, leading consumer good company in East Africa has also partnered with Schneider Electric, provider of energy and automation digital solutions, to install a smart electrification solution at its latest production site at Industrial Park in Ruiru-Kiambu county, Kenya.

To scale up its operations, boost efficiency and ensure sustainability, Bidco is putting in place an electrical infrastructure that would power and maintain the factory’s existing production lines.

It will also ensure the facility is future-ready and is able to integrate renewable power sources with Internet-of-Things functionality.

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