Bakhresa Group nears completion of first phase of US$300m Bagamoyo Sugar Limited in Tanzania

TANZANIA – Said Salim Bakhresa Ltd, the flag-ship company of the Bakhresa Group, has announced that the first phase of the US$300 million Bagamoyo Sugar Limited is nearing completion and will officially start production by June 2022. According to the group’s Corporate Affairs Director Hussein Sufian, the company has pumped in about US$100 million in constructing the first phase of the project. The project, which has three phases, is expected to commence with an installed processing capacity of between 30,000 tonnes and 35,000 tonnes. For the three phases, the annual…

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Tanzania’s Bakhresa Group ups wheat flour production capacity eyeing more markets

TANZANIA – Bakhresa Group, Tanzanian operator of flour mills that manufacture Azam food flour brands has indicated that the company is in the final stage of expanding its production capacity at its wheat milling factory. The expansion investment expected to be complete by the end of the year, will up its current production capacity of 2,750 tonnes of wheat per day to 3,500 tonnes, reports Citizen Tanzania. According to the company’s marketing director, Mr Omary Kuwe, the envisaged production increase would enable the firm to reach more markets within and…

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Tanzania’s Bakhresa Group rebrands Azam wheat flour in expansion strategy

TANZANIA – Bakhresa Group, the operator of flour mills that manufacture Azam food flour brands, has rebranded its Azam wheat flour into multipurpose flour to boost market penetration. The move is part of the company’s strategy to expand into the Southern African Development Community (SADC) market and curb unlawful copying of Azam product features. The Corporate Affairs Director at Bakhresa Group, Mr Hussein Sufian, said that the rebranding coupled with the expansive production capacity of 2,750 tonnes per day, guarantees sufficient wheat products for the domestic market and surplus to…

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Tanzania’s Bakhresa partners UK’s Nichlos Plc for local production of Vimto drinks

TANZANIA – The Bakhresa Food Products Limited, a Tanzania based food and beverage manufacturer, has partnered with Nichols Plc, United Kingdom based producer of Vimto drinks, in the production of the international brands locally. Mr Salim Aziz, chief executive at Bakhresa Food Products, said the partnership will see Vimto being produced and distributed in the country by Bakhresa and exported to other African countries. “We are very happy to bring Vimto to Tanzania and announce our new partnership with Nichols. We look forward to a long and prosperous partnership with…

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Bakhresa flour mills receives ISO Certification for Azam brands

TANZANIA – Bakhresa Group, the operator of flour mills that manufacture Azam brand of wheat flours has received ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Certification for its four flour mills. The industrial conglomerate received certifications in Quality Management System (ISO 9001: 2015), Food Safety Management System (ISO 22000: 2018), Occupation Safety and Health Management System (ISO 18001: 2007) and Environmental Management System (ISO 14001: 2015). ISO Certification is an internationally recognized standard that recognizes the creation of products and services that are safe, reliable and of good quality. It shows compliance…

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Bakhresa Group halts flour exports to Kenya on inapt tax rules

TANZANIA – Bakhresa Group which operates one of the largest flour mill in Tanzania has suspended Kenya flour exports on changing rules and systems for exporting goods into the country. The company said frequent changes in tax rules, instituted by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) have slowed its exports to Kenya and led to losses running into millions of shillings. According to Yasin Billo, export manager of Bakhresa Group, some of its shipments to Kenya were stuck at the border due to miscommunication and unfavourable conditions on taxes. “The Kenya…

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