By Tony Anichebe
Champ Malt, one of the beverage brewed by Champion Breweries Plc, yesterday received the mandatory conformity Assessment programme(MANCAP) certification of Standard Organization of Nigeria.
The Mancap seal is specifically endorsed on high quality and standard products produced or manufactured in Nigeria.
Presenting the Mancap Certificate after a thorough assessment of the product with his team, the Akwa Ibom State coordinator of Standard Organization of Nigeria, Mr. Dauda Mshelia said that Chap Malta have scaled all hurdles of assessment stressing that the product is certified to be of high quality and good for human consumption.
He opined that the (NIS) logo on the label is an indication that the beverage is done in the most hygiene environment using best international recognized practices. “MANCAP certificate is done once every three years and we don’t compromise on the standard, we have taken time to do thorough assessment here and we are happy with the way and manner Champion Breweries Plc have carried on with the production of their beverages. So we are giving this certificate to them as an encouragement to sustain what they are doing” said the coordinator.
On his own, the elated Managing Director, Champion Breweries plc, Mr. Patrick Ejidoh said that the management will never compromise on quality and standard of the product expressing gratitude to the SON for recertifying their product. Mr. Ejidoh described power as a major challenge faced by the brewery stressing that owing to epileptic power, the company depends entirely on generators consuming over 10,000 litres of diesel daily.
“At the cost of N190, a litre, we spend about Two Million Naira daily on diesel and this is outside the cost of maintaining the generators so you can imagine the colossal waste, you can imagine what shareholders are loosing. So we are struggling to stay afloat and whatever work, we must make profits. We thank God we are meeting our obligations to our staff and making progress”.
The Managing Director said effort are in top gear to rebrand their products noting that in few weeks’ time, the company will announce its plans on having their products on take away or disposal packs.
He also said, lovers of Champion beer will soon see their product in a rebranded bottle explaining that it is part of the strategy to remain afloat in the competitive market.