SIERRA LEONE BREWERY INVESTS IN OVERHAUL

To further improve the efficiency of its bottling operations and to ensure its service to its revered customers in the future, Sierra Leone Brewery Limited is undergoing an extensive overhaul and maintenance to its bottling plant. The project, which immediately follows the most expensive brewery expansion and upgrade in facilities, is another large investment of the company in the economy and manufacturing sector of Sierra Leone.

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Wellington, Freetown; 1st February, 2019 – Sierra Leone Brewery Limited today announced another major step in the improvement of its facilities, in the journey of reaching state of the art status. SLBL will conduct a massive overhaul and extensive maintenance of their machines based on planned schedule, manufacturers’ recommendations and international standards. The company has employed the services of Krones, a German firm that specializes in the supply and modernization of plants, together with a large team of SLBL’s locally trained Sierra Leonean engineers, to conduct the process which aims to be completed in the first week of February.
“Maintenance and high standards are an important part of our company’s culture. The objective is to renew the packaging equipment based upon international best practice and manufacturing excellence principles. With this, the upgraded bottling line will be able to be more efficient and capable of producing more of our products with the same high international standards in the upcoming years which our revered consumers will continue to be proud of,” Daaf van Tilburg, Managing Director of Sierra Leone Brewery Limited, said.
Earlier, the brewery has been on a large scale investment programmme which started since 2015 to expand capacity, maintain high quality and ensure environmental safety which saw the investments in brand new massive Fermentation Storage Tanks (FST), waste water treatment plant, mash filter equipment, CO2 and Cooling plants and the most recent canning line introduction which is the first in Sierra Leone. These are investments into the future of Sierra Leone.
It is noted however that the temporal halt in bottled drinks production as a result of the overhaul might create a slight shortage of our bottled products in a few areas for a few days. Consequently we wish to assure you that our brand new canning packaging line that was recently commissioned is in perfect working order and stocks from the canning line will fill any shortage that may arise during this period. SLBL would like to ensure all, that both its portfolio of bottled and canned products will be freely available shortly after this overhaul.
Once the overhaul is fully completed, our bottling plant will have the refreshed capacity and efficiency to produce high quality products for the upcoming years. We will continue to distribute all of our award-winning quality products to satisfy current and future consumer demand in the country and contribute to government efforts to support and boost local investments and manufacturing, said van Tilburg, SLBL Managing Director.
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ABOUT THE COMPANY
Sierra Leone Brewery Limited planted its roots in the field of manufacturing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to consumers over 57 years ago. Our establishment has continuously expanded its product range through innovation to meet customer satisfaction at all levels. Our endeavour is to establish not just a contractual relationship with our stakeholders but to build relationships which are lasting and rewarding to the country and to contribute to the growth of the Gross Domestic Product GDP.
All our products are certified and following all the regulations as per approved local and international standards. We manufacture Star Beer, Mutzig Premium Beer, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Salone beer, Trenk Energy Drink and Maltina Non-Alcoholic. We also market Heineken Beer, Strong Bow Cider, Fayrouz malt none alcoholic drink, Royal Club range of soft drinks and Climax Energy Drink.
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For In-depth information kindly contact:
The Corporate Affairs Department
Sierra Leone Brewery Limited
Wellington Industrial Estate
+23276 603 185 / +23278 920 214
albert.collier@heineken.com
unisa.conteh@heineken.com

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