GB Foods Africa, a leading culinary and global manufacturing company, has restated that it would continued to leveraging backward integration to expand local agriculture and industrial ecosystems to create more jobs in Nigeria and other 37 African countries where it has over 5,000 people on their payroll. Specifically, the management of GB Foods also pointed out that come 2024, the company would begin the transformation of their factories in Nigeria into solar power, the first for the company in the African continent.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GB Foods Africa, Mr. Vicenç Bosch, made this known during the company’s 50th anniversary celebration event in Lagos recently. Bosch said that GB Foods was not just about agriculture and industrial ecosystems business, but was about making instant impact within the communities it’s located; creating jobs, fostering growth, and uplifting lives.
The company’s CEO, while speaking on the theme: “Cooking Together: A Delicious Future for Nigeria and Africa,” said that GB Foods’ journey in Africa began in 1973 when the company established its first factory in Nigeria. He noted that today, GB Foods had operations in 38 African countries and employs over 5,000 people.
According to him, the company produces a wide range of food products, including mayonnaise, tomato paste, bouillon cubes, and pasta in Nigeria. Bosch also highlighted the company’s commitment to Africa and its people, saying that GB Foods was committed to investing in Africa and to working with its partners to create a sustainable food ecosystem for the continent.
He noted that the company had several initiatives in place to support food security, including sourcing raw materials locally to support African farmers and rural communities, investing in research and development to develop new products that meet the needs of African consumers, and providing nutrition education to consumers through its products and marketing campaigns.