By KBC Reporter
Sameer Agriculture and Livestock is expected to open a new 3 billion shillings dairy processing plant in Salgaa, Nakuru County in June next year.
The firm’s Chief Executive Officer Sameer Merali says the plant that will employ 500 people is among a few in Africa that has some of the most modern dairy production facilities.
Investors have in recent years been increasing investments in the milk processing business with facilities expanded as well as new ones also constructed.
The investments have been driven by a rapidly expanding market whose size is expected to more than double over the next decade.
The milk processor is expected to be fully operational in June next year.
Merali says the plant is a first of its kind in Africa with some of the most modern dairy production facilities that rival the best in the world.
He says investment in the Salgaa plant is part of the more than 1 billion shillings that the company has invested so far in the dairy sector.
The latest investments in the dairy sector are expected to intensify competition in a sector that is dominated by Brookside Dairies, which is the country’s largest milk processor.