Indications from the internationally renowned digital printing and packaging machine manufacturing company BOBST shows that the company is set to establish a top-of-the-world plant in Lagos, South-west Nigeria.
This is coming on the heels of the formal opening of the a Swiss company office in Lagos recently. As gathered, the proposed Bobst Lagos will also serve the West African region of the continent both in machinery and manpower.
Addressing newsmen in Lagos recently, Managing Director for Africa & Middle East Samir Khoudja who was joined by Emilio Corti Head of Sales, Business Unit Sheet-fed, Gabriel Migy, Cristina Toffolo De Piante, Eric Pavone and Christophe Boutin said the interest of the company was to bring value to the enormous need of the growing Nigerian demand and by extension, West African nations.
In his words, “Even as a Swiss company with many subsidiaries with repute, we are very proud of Nigeria as a nation. As a company, we produce packaging machineries where we are specialist in this business and with large spectrum of customers globally. Africa market is very important to us even though up till now they are kind of recession but is not the end of the world, it is just a question of time, things will improve better and better next few months”.
” Regarding our products, it is key to remind us that we offer top of the range machineries and our aim and goal is to deliver total packaging solutions to the Nigerian people. We will listen to our customers, and promptly improve the quality or productivity of our machineries to meet their needs. We are not only here to make money, we will also employ and train locals to be masters on our range of machineries like as we have done and are still doing in other nations where we have our plant and presence”, added Emilio Corti.