Written by Super User
Indigenous beverage and liquor producer, Kasapreko Company Limited, is set to open a second manufacturing facility in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
The factory, currently about 50 per cent complete will be specifically located at Tanoso, according to the company. It will however focus mainly on producing the company’s bottled water brand, Awake, fruit juices and other soft drink brands.
In an interview on SVTV Africa, the Managing Director of Kasapreko Company Limited, Mr. Richard Adjei noted that, the motivation behind the expansion drive was necessitated by the need to meet the growing demand from the market and also to create more employment for the youth.
“We have resolved to add additional brands to the existing products to meet the needs of our customers in Ghana and the sub-region, This basically means one thing; we’ll be employing more hands across the value chain in addition to our current staff in Accra” he said.
Instructively, Kasapreko has acquired a South African franchise from spirit manufacturer Distell, to exclusively produce and sell Savanna Dry Cider, Hunters Gold Cider, Hunters Dry Cider, Knights whisky and 4th Street Wine in Ghana.
By September 2019, Kasapreko expects to have not less than 2000 staff within the value chain across the country.
With Kasapreko, having a sizeable market share in Nigeria and South Africa coupled with other opportunities in the sub-region, the company’s expansion drive could serve as major catalyst for employment creation.
Kasapreko was established some 30 years ago at Nungua in Accra and is the largest producer of carbonated soft drinks and alcohol in the country with the widest product range for all consumer tastes and preferences.