- GB Foods is a leading food manufacturing company and has commissioned a $5 million state-of-the-art canning factory.
- It aims to reduce the number of raw materials imported for production.
GB Foods, a prominent food manufacturing firm and producer of Ghana’s famous Gino and Pomo range of goods, has expanded its production line by commissioning a state-of-the-art tomato canning factory in Tema. Constructed at a total cost of $ 5 million, the state-of-the-art tomato canning is aimed at lowering the number of raw materials imported in manufacturing the company’s products, consequently creating additional employment possibilities for Ghanaians.
The company is committed to investing in Africa and Ghana, according to Artur Carrula, President of Agrolimen, the parent company of GBFoods, who announced the commissioning of the production line.
“With the support of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and Ministry of Trade and Industry, we are working to identify locations for two adjacent farmlands of 7,000 acres each on which we will construct two industrial farms each with an integrated factory to process tomatoes. We will sell in Ghana and also export to other African countries taking advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement”. He continued by saying “we believe that after these two projects are finished, GBFoods would have invested over $70 million in investments, create over 5,000 employment, and generate FX for Ghana,”
General Manager for GB Foods Ghana, David Kofi Afflu, stated that the company would keep making investments and contributing to the growth of Ghana’s economy. “Apart from the tomato processing line, this state-of-the-art facility also has a curry processing line. We believe in Ghana and remain committed to driving investments 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”, he stated
President Nana Akufo-Addo, who attended the event as the Special Guest of Honor, expressed confidence in the new GBFoods tomato canning line and promised cooperation from the federal government. “GBFoods has kept its promise to the people of Ghana to offer wholesome goods. I’m delighted to see this expansion initiative,” he continued.
In conclusion, GB Foods pledged to create the favorable conditions necessary to support the effort to combat food security. GB Foods is a brand of Gallina Blanca, created in 1937 in Barcelona. GB Foods is present in more than 50 countries in Europe and Africa with a turnover of almost 1.3 billion euros and a network of staff of about 3,600. It is present in African countries including Nigeria, Algeria, and Senegal among others.