Nigerian Bottling Company Honoured with Manufacturing Excellence Awards

… wins ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards

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L-R; Lady Maiden Alex-Ibru, Publisher of The Guardian; Mrs. Sade Morgan, Legal, Public Affairs and Communications Director, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) and Aisha Abubakar, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment at the 2017 Guardian Manufacturing Excellence Award held in Lagos, recently.

Non-alcoholic beverage giant, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) has been named Manufacturing Company of the Year in the Soft Drinks Category of the Guardian Manufacturing Excellence Award 2017, by The Guardian Newspaper, in collaboration with the African Development Studies Centre. The Award ceremony which took place at the prestigious Eko Hotel, in Lagos recently, witnessed a large turnout of industry stakeholders, from the private and public sector.

Speaking during the Award Ceremony, Honourable Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment. Aisha Abubakar, representative of the Vice President of Nigeria, stated that the manufacturing sector remains a key driver for industrialization and national development, and recipient companies deserved to be recognized for their contribution to the growth of the sector and the Nigerian economy. In a company statement on the award, NBC Legal, Public Affairs and Communications Director, Sade Morgan, said, “As a distinguished sector player and industry leader, the award is a recognition of NBC’s extensive transformational work, product innovation, investment in infrastructure development and society shared value initiatives.”

The Manufacturing Excellence Awards recognizes organizations that developed the most innovative and ground-breaking products and ideas in their operations and services in the Nigerian manufacturing sector, thereby contributing immensely to the overall growth, development and sustainability of the Nigerian economy, despite adverse business and economic challenges. In addition, the award showcases manufacturing as a key driver of economic growth and identifying organizations and individuals that are driving and advancing the course of manufacturing in Nigeria.

In a related development, NBC was also the named a winner at the ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards, for having the ‘Best Legal Team in the Manufacturing Sector for 2017’. The award celebrates legal departments and law firms’ contribution to the growth and development of the legal profession in Nigeria, following their strategic importance and critical role of strengthening and promoting good corporate governance practice in organizations. NBC is proud to have received this award, and would continue to drive ethical business conduct in its operations.

NBC was incorporated in 1951 and is the bedrock of global bottlers, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company. Over the last 66 years, NBC has established itself as a key player in the Nigerian non-alcoholic beverage industry and remains committed to manufacturing, marketing and distributing market leading Coca-Cola brands. The Company is making huge investments to drive world class operations to better satisfy its customers, consumers, while adding value to its communities and other stakeholders.

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