BIDCO Africa has today launched Planet Tangawizi, a new Ginger Soda in the Kenyan market.The new innovative carbonated soft drink was launched by the Chief Administrative Secretary(CAS), Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development, Hon. David Osianywhen he paid a courtesy call at BIDCO Industrial Park (BIP) in Ruiru – Kiambu County.
Flanked by Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) Director of Quality Assurance and InspectionMr.Bernard Nguyo, Hon. Osiany lauded BIDCO’s continued dedication and trust in Kenyan market by introducing and launching new products even in uncertain times.
“Our role as Government is to create an enabling environment for investors by listening to
their needs and challenges then identifying the relevant areas of support; what BIDCO has
done today is a mark of confidence in our economy,” said Osiany.
In a move to foster relations and collaboration between the public and the private sector, thejoint visit by the Ministry and KEBS aimed to identify possible avenues through which thegovernment can support grow the potential of manufacturers as part of the Big 4 Agendawhile upscaling the economy. During the visit, BIDCO Africa showcased the huge multibillioninvestment in 4 manufacturing units that have brought to the local and regional scene, worldclass systems used in the production of its food and beverage range of products.
“I have gladly noted the impressive knowledge and skills transfer that has enabled
understanding of the sophisticated machines which are at the centre of the company’s
operations. As government, we will continue to support industry players to affirm the Big 4
Agenda and play strong in the now opened regional markets such as AfCTA,” said Hon. Osiany.
Speaking during the plant tour,BIDCO Africa Chairman D.Vimal Shah noted that the
company’s commitment to further invest to help grow the economy is firm. He lauded the
government’s support in ensuring ease of doing business to help attract more investors that will position the country’s competitiveness.
“We continue to put a mark of faith in the potential of our nation; we are glad to host the
representatives from government today and with mutual beneficial winning partnerships,
there exists a massive potential to boost our economic landscape through industry and public sector engagement,”said Dr.Vimal Shah.
KEBS Director of Quality Assurance Mr. Bernard Nguyo expressed his satisfaction with BIDCO’slevel of compliance and adherence to both local and international standards of quality while setting pace for local players to define the market landscape.
“We are impressed by the investment that BIDCO has put in place to ensure the consistent
production of high-quality products meant for local consumption and export markets. This
goes a long way in our mandate to setting high standards of quality as a nation,” said Mr.
Also present during the visit were Sylvia Morumbwa – Chief of Staff & PA, Office of CAS,
alongside the following officers from KEBS- Adelbert Omooria, Head of Quality Assurance,
John Kabue the Manager Food Division, Quality Assurance, Geoffrey Nyerere and Juliet Kimtai
from Corporate Communications Officer.
Planet Tangawizi is an additional brand in the Planet range of beverages already available in
Kenyan market in three flavours of Soda namely Planet Orange, Planet Passion Pineapple andPlanet Mixed Berries plus Planet Aqua water available for wholesome family refreshing
consumption.BIDCO Industrial Park (BIP) hosts a number of companies that manufacture Food and Beverages. Officially inaugurated in July 2019, BIP also hosts BIDCORO Africa Limited the continent’s leading manufacturers of Fruit juices like SunTop, SunCola and SunQuick fruit concentrate.