Illovo sugar doubles sugar production in Tanzania, commences US$238.5m expansion project

TANZANIA – Illovo Sugar Africa, a Pan-African consumer centric agri-business with roots in growing and making sugar and related products, has announced the commencement of its Tsh 571.6 billion (US$238.5 million) expansion project in Tanzania. According to the giant sugar processor, the planned investment at its Tanzanian unit, Kilombero Sugar Company, co-owned alongside the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania having 25% stake, has been in the pipeline for a number of years. Following the obtention of the go-ahead, this new development will increase Kilombero’s sugar production by 144…

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Kilombero Sugar donates 30,000 litres of alcohol to aid in production of hand sanitizers

TANZANIA – Kilombero Sugar Company (KSC) has donated 30,000 litres of alcohol to the Tanzanian government to aid in the production of hand sanitizers amid the spread of the corona virus in the country. The support, which the Morogoro-based firm extended, is meant to complement the government’s initiatives towards mitigating the pandemic. Since the detection of the first case of Covid-19 in the country the demand for hand sanitizers has increased appreciably, creating greater need for the commodity and hence more demand for alcohol for production purposes among local manufacturers.…

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Tanzania’s Kilombero Sugar debuts new pack to meet rising demand

TANZANIA – KILOMBERO Sugar Company Limited has introduced 5kg pack ‘Bwana Sukari pack’ of sugar in market to cater for the growing demand for prepacked sweetener aimed at increasing accessibility and ultimately penetrate wider market. The Morogoro region based company said the new product has come up as a result of market research conducted by its agents earlier this year that showed high demand for hygienically pre-packed. “Prior to introducing this new 5kg Bwana Sukari pack, we conducted some market research and established that customers with slightly higher demand of…

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Kilombero Sugar introduces new affordable sugar packs for retailers

TANZANIA – Kilombero Sugar Company, a subsidiary of Africa’s largest sugar producer Illovo Sugar Africa has launched smaller sugar packs to enhance availability of the commodity at affordable prices at the retail level, Daily News has reported. According to the company, the initiative was a result of customers’ quest for the product packed in smaller packs thus catering for a wider demographic and attract more consumers in need of sugar but cannot afford bigger packs. The 350gm and 160gm packs dubbed ‘Robo Plus and Booster’ respectively will retail at lower…

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