GBFoods installs state-of-the-art tomato canning line
GBFoods, producers of the Gino and Pomo range of products in Ghana, have expanded their production line by commissioning a state-of-the-art tomato canning line in Tema.
Built at a total cost of $ 5million, the state-of-the-art tomato canning is aimed at reducing the amount of raw materials imported in the manufacturing of the company’s products.
Artur Carrula, President of Agrolimen, parent company of GBFoods said: “GBFoods is committed to investing in Africa and Ghana for that matter, with the support of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and Ministry of Trade and Industry, we are working to identify locations for two contiguous farmlands of 7,000 acres each on which we will construct two industrial farms each with an integrated factory to process tomatoes concentrate that we will use in Ghana and also export to other African countries taking advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.
“We estimate that on completion these two projects, GBFoods would have invested over $70million of investments and create over 5,000 jobs, earn FX for Ghana”, he added.
David Kofi Afflu, General Manager of GBFoods Ghana said: “Apart from the tomatoes processing line, this state-of-the-art facility also has a curry processing line. We believe in Ghana and remain committed in driving investment to grow our footprint in the county.
“Today’s commissioning is a demonstration of our deep level of commitment to this cause and we shall not relent on this effort.”