BidCo Africa, Co-Ro foods joint venture opens US$2.5m juice plant

KENYA – Bidco Africa Group, one of the leading consumer good company in East Africa in collaboration with Danish firm partner, Co-Ro foods have inaugurated US$2.5 million (Ksh.267 million) juice processing plant in Ruiru, Kiambu county.   The joint venture was financed through a mix of borrowing and internal cash reserves, reports Business Daily. The new juice plant will produce Sunquick brand, trading under BidCoRo, with the beverage targeting both local and export markets. CO-RO is one of the world’s leading providers of fruit based soft drinks including Suntop, Sunquick, and Sun…

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Bidco, Land O’Lakes open new US$11.8m animal feed plant in Kenya

KENYA – Bidco Africa, one of East Africa’s leading consumer goods company, and Land O’Lakes, a US  farmers’ cooperative and manufacturer of animal nutrition products, have commissioned a new state of the art animal feed manufacturing plant in Kenya. The US$11.8 million (about Ksh 1.2 billion) which factory is located in Nakuru and had been under construction for a year was opened by Kenya’s Industry and Cooperatives Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya.  Speaking during the plant commissioning, Land O’Lakes Executive Vice President Dave Hoogmoed said they picked Kenya because of the…

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