National Breweries Plc to Build a US $24m, 2.1m hl Plant in Lusaka
22 August 2013
August 21st - Lusaka - National Breweries Plc will this year invest a whopping K 132,000 ($24m) in building a high-tech opaque brewery in Lusaka.
Executive Director, Mr. David Cason confirmed the development saying the new brewery will be built at the same site where the old Lusaka brewery is currently situated along Sheki Sheki Road in the Emmasdale Area.
The new 2.1m hectolitre plant will see a complete overhaul of the old plant, which has stood the test of time having been built in the early 1960s.
“The current Lusaka brewery has definitely stood the test of time and we at National Breweries Plc are very excited about the huge investment that we are making to modernise the brewery with the installation of high-tech machinery for enhanced efficiency and productivity,” Mr. Cason said.
Aside from up-skilling the current staff, a few local highly technically-specialised individuals are expected to be employed before the completion of the plant, which will, for the first time, house a staff canteen for all employees.
“The new plant will be a highly automated one compared to the current plant and as such, a lot of training will be done for the existing employees and those that will be recruited,” Mr. Cason said.
Additional features that employees should look forward to are a brand new canteen, change room with lockers and a well-designed clinic.
National Breweries Plc last year October unveiled a $5m PET plant in Kitwe that solely produces Chibuku Super. With the completion of the new Lusaka Brewery, the company expects to better meet the needs of its loyal consumers who value the high quality of its brands.
The project for the new Lusaka Brewery is expected to be completed by end of June 2014.
Released by the Corporate Affairs Office
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This is a SABMiller subsidiary news release, it was first published in its local market on August 21st, 2013.