Voltic (GH) Limited Renews Sponsorship Contract with Ghana Football Association (GFA)
4 December 2012
Accra, Ghana. 28th November, 2012: Voltic (GH) Limited, the Gold Award winner for the leading Bottled Water Manufacturer at the recently held Ashanti Business Excellence Awards, has today renewed its sponsorship contract with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for the 16 Premier League Clubs at the GFA office in Accra.
The renewed sponsorship contract entails the provision of 6,000 cartons of Voltic Natural Mineral Water and a newly introduced yearly cash amount of 65,000 Ghana Cedis (GHC65,000) for the next three years starting September 2012, for a total of 195,000 Ghana Cedis (GHC195,000). This partnership between Voltic (GH) Limited and the GFA was first initiated in August of 2009.
Gregory Metcalf, MD, of Voltic (GH) Ltd remarked that, “Our support for the GFA is a result of Voltic’s strong belief in giving back to the society that patronises our products and also provides our human resources. This partnership is therefore a perfect opportunity for us to show our appreciation to Ghanaians by supporting football, the passion of the nation.”
He added, “It is our hope that our partnership with the GFA will further support the association’s firm drive to promote the culture of excellence in Ghanaian football.”
Commenting at the ceremony, Kwasi Nyantakyi, President, Ghana Football Association, expressed his sincere gratitude to Voltic (GH) for its partnership with the GFA as water plays an important role in the lives of sportsmen and women.
Voltic (GH) Limited, an authentic Ghanaian brand, is proud to offer its support to the Premier League Clubs as they have made the local league what it is today. This gesture by Voltic (GH) today is only one among many others they have shown to communities that have contributed immensely to the company’s success.
Voltic (GH) Limited recently supported the 18th National Best Teachers’ Awards and the 17th GJA Awards. It also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Accra Psychiatric Hospital earlier this year to provide patients with Voltic Natural Mineral Water on a monthly basis.
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About Voltic (GH) Limited (A subsidiary of SABMiller plc)
Voltic (GH) Limited, a business engaged in the bottling and distribution of Voltic Natural Mineral Water and other non-alcoholic beverages, was established in 1995 with one facility at Medie. The Company’s aim was to compete with imported Mineral waters which were predominant in the Ghanaian market at the time. With the company’s commitment to quality and excellence, within three years after inception it went on to command a 65% market share in the Ghanaian mineral water market.
In 2008 Voltic installed another bottling facility at Nyame Ani in the Ashanti Region and another in Achimota for filling dispenser jars. Subsequently as part of its backward integration plans, a plant was installed in Nsawam to produce the plastic performs that are used in Voltic’s bottling plants. This brings the total number of Voltic’s facilities to four in various locations in the country. In January 2009, Voltic (GH) Ltd became a subsidiary of SABMiller Plc.
As a unique brand that has remained the market leader for the past 17 years, Voltic has become a generic name for mineral and bottled water in Ghana. It has acquired this profile by providing world-class products known for their good quality and pure natural freshness. Voltic aims to strengthen its market leadership by constantly enhancing the excellence of its products through a process of continuous reinvestment and innovative manufacturing and marketing strategies.
About SABMiller plc
SABMiller plc is one of the world's largest brewers, with brewing interests and distribution agreements across six continents. The group's wide portfolio includes the global brands Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch, as well as leading local brands such as Aguila, Castle, Miller Lite, Snow Tyskie and Club. SABMiller is also one of the world's largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products.
In the year ended 31 March 2012, the group reported EBITA of US$5,634 million and group revenue of US$31,388 million. SABMiller plc is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.
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