By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
Champ Malt, one of the beverages brewed by Champion Breweries Plc, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State has received the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) Certification of Standard Organization of Nigeria.
By the seal Champ Malta has joined the table of high quality and standard products produced or manufactured in Nigeria.
Presenting the Mancap Certificate after a thorough assessment of the product with his team, the Akwa Ibom State Coordinator of Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), Mr. Dauda Mshelia said, “Champ Malta has scaled through all hurdles of assessment and the product is certified to be of high quality and good for human consumption”.
He opined that the (NIS) logo on the label is an indication that the beverage is done in the most hygiene environment using best international recognized practices.
“MANCAP certificate is done once every three years and we don’t compromise on the standard, we have taken time to do thorough assessment here and we are happy with the way and manner Champion Breweries Plc carried on with the production of their beverages. So we are giving this certificate to them as an encouragement to sustain what they are doing”, the Coordinator stressed.
On his part, the Managing Director, Champion Breweries Plc, Mr. Patrick Ejidoh assured that the management will never compromise on quality and standard of the product expressing gratitude to the SON for recertifying their product.
Mr. Ejidoh described power as a major challenge faced by the brewery stressing that owing to epileptic power, the company depends entirely on generators consuming over 10,000 litres of diesel daily.
“At the cost of N190, a litre, we spend about Two Million Naira daily on diesel and this is outside the cost of maintaining the generators so you can imagine the colossal waste, you can imagine what shareholders are losing. So we are struggling to stay afloat and whatever work, we must make profits. We thank God we are meeting our obligations to our staff and making progress”.
The Managing Director said effort are at advanced stage to rebrand their products, adding that in a few weeks, the company will announce its plans on having their products on take away or disposal packs.
He also said, lovers of the products from Champion Breweries will soon see their product in a rebranded bottle explaining that it is part of the strategy to remain afloat in the competitive market.
By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo