Brewery Continues to make In-roads in & out of the Country

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As it continues to make landmark achievements in and out of Sierra Leone the result oriented Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL) in collaboration with Krones, a German firm that specializes in the supply and modernization of production plants, together with a large team of SLBL’s locally trained Sierra Leonean engineers and technicians have recently successfully installed and started operating a new production line.
This project which cost over Le 278 billion is one of the most expensive which the Brewery embarked upon to expand and upgrade its facilities. It was another large investment of the company to the economy and manufacturing sector of Sierra Leone, which is a major step in the improvement of their facilities in their journey of reaching state-of-the-art status.
In the same vein, the SLBL quite recently collaborated with the Freetown City Council to support sanitation projects in Ward 406 worth over 400 million Leones through Heineken Africa Foundation (HAF) and also provided a Toyota Dyna van to collect and dispose waste. This has been going on since 2017.
It could be recalled that the SLBL has been playing a key role in maintaining sanitation in its local community since its establishment.
The Sierra Leone Brewery as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Wellington, where its factory is located has done much to develop communities including Peacock Farm such development interventions have been of great assistance to especially women and children.
Providing safe water and encouraging women’s participation in agriculture and other economic activities have been the main thrust of the SLBL over the years. The SLBL is ensuring through small water enterprises that businesses provide safe, reliable, affordable water to communities in need; agencies that create economic opportunities for women to create benefits to their communities and be able to contribute to the health and well-being of families.
Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL) is indeed making steady progress in its production chain. The company has been rated as one of the most progressive business entities that have been positively contributing to overall national development impacting meaningfully on the lives of many people.
In order to ensure that the company continues to meet the needs of its numerous esteemed customers in and out of the country it is heavily investing in both capital and human resources with the view to make use of latest machinery and best brains that will collectively add value to its production drive.
The SLBL can now boast of having increased fermentation tanks; an upgraded waste water treatment plant, mash filter equipment and cooling plants thus putting it on a better stead to produce qualitative and safe beverages which many have confessed are of high standards.
It should be mentioned that in addition to the many great things the SLBL is doing for the people of this country and in accordance with government policy, the SLBL is ensuring that in the provinces there are farmers who grow sorghum and the company is in close relationship with them going to the extent of continuously empowering them through trainings and inputs. These sorghum farmers, who are over 25,000,000 in number, are steadily supplying the Brewery with the ingredients the company needs and by so doing they are becoming financially independent.
The Sierra Leone Brewery Limited is tax compliant and is contributing towards local revenue mobilization that is helping government to have the financial muscle to fund different development programs across the country.
In an earlier development, SLBL Corporate Affairs Manager, Albert Ojo Collier, disclosed to the press that they have invested over 278 billion Leones in the last three years as part of their expansion project to meet international standards and the growing demands of customers. He made this disclosure during a recent press tour for journalists conducted at the SLBL head office, Wellington Industrial Estate, East of Freetown.
He informed journalists that ‘in order to upgrade our Brew House, we recently overhauled our packaging bottling line costing 3.5 billion Leones. Since 1962, we pride ourselves with that rich heritage tied to the history of the country, with a vision of growing with Sierra Leone to further improve the efficiency of our bottling operations and to ensure our service to our revered customers and consumers.’
In a most recent development, the Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL) on Tuesday 30th April, 2019 commissioned submersible solar-powered water wells, one in Kamara Town and in another nearby community. This is the fifth out of seven that have been commissioned so far in the Wellington Industrial area.
During the commissioning the Corporate Affairs Manager, Albert Ojo Collier, informed his large audience that the project which was supported by Heineken Africa Foundation amounted to EUR 69, 4.
He called on Sierra Leoneans and especially those directly benefitting from the project to ensure they take good care of the submersible solar-powered water well and report anyone found damaging or stealing from these facilities.

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