By LAZARUS IBEABUCHI
Honeywell Flour Mills Plc said it plans to expand it production capacity to 2,610 metric tonnes per day by September 2012, from about a 1,600 metric tonnes per day, representing a 62 per cent increment.
Also, the company, in a bid to sharpen the technical know-how of bakers in the country, has concluded a three-weeks training programme and certified thirteen master bakers.
Mr. Babatunde Odunayo, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the company disclosed this at the Certificate Award Ceremony of Regular Course 19, Honeywell Flour Mills Baking Scholl in Lagos.
He charged all the 13 participants of the programme who have gone through the 3-week intensive course to become Certified Master Bakers & Caterers to take full advantage of the huge opportunity available in the country to grow their businesses.
“Our objective remains to empower bakers with basic and modern baking skills that they can use to run their bakery operations more profitably. We believe people can always do more with better knowledge and we are confident that with improved knowledge, bakers can grow their businesses and contribute to the growth of our economy.
“You now have in your hands the keys to modern baking technology and the power to positively transform your businesses and make them more profitable. We will like to remind you that your level of success hereafter is entirely in your hands; being a direct function of how much of the new skills learnt you are able to apply.