ZAMBIAN BREWERIES STEPS UP PRODUCTION IN NDOLA
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Zambian Breweries has launched the latest phase of its US$30 million expansion project in Ndola with the commissioning by the Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry of a new packaging line.
Hon. Christopher Yaluma officially commissioned the new state-of-the-art one million hectometres packaging line at the company’s Ndola plant on Wednesday (June 27) as part of an investment that will see the company’s Ndola plant more than double its output from 850,000 litres to 1.8 million litres.
The installation will enable Zambian Breweries to meet increased demand for brands such as Eagle Lager, boost jobs and contribute further to the economy.
The expansion of the Ndola plant is also welcome news for small-scale farmers in Luapula Province, who supply cassava, a key ingredient of Eagle Lager.
Apart from increased production, the new equipment will also help Zambian Breweries reduce water wastage and enable it to use resources more efficiently.
Hon.Yaluma commended Zambian Breweries for investing in the Zambian economy and creating employment.
“We as government are proud to be associated with Zambian Breweries’ growth because it demonstrates that our business-friendly policies are indeed working. We put our policies in place to ensure that the private sector continues to grow because we know that private sector growth means job creation and economic growth,” he said.
Zambian Breweries operations director Franz Schepping thanked everyone that worked on constructing the packaging plant and announced further expansion was planned at the Ndola plant.
“We are currently expanding our warehouse. We expect that to be finished by September and new fermenters will be ready in November. We are confident that the Ndola plant will be running at full capacity next year,” he said.