Twenty seven institutions and eight individuals have been nominated for the 2018 edition of the Ghana Manufacturing Awards, an award scheme established to celebrate innovation in the industry. The awards night is set to come off on Thursday, 24th May, 2018 at the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City, Accra.
With the ultimate aim of compelling professionals and companies to compete locally and globally, the Manufacturing Awards celebrates the very best in manufacturing from all aspects of the industry, sharing landmark works and developments taking place across areas such as science, engineering, innovation and technology.
Some of the nominees include Accents & Arts, Asadek Group, Azar Chemical Industries Limited, Bfive Plus, Blow Chem Industries, Coca Cola Bottling Company Limited, Cosmo Seafoods Limited, Daily foods Limited, D.T Engineering, Ghandour Cosmetics, Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited, Inesfly Africa Limited, Interplast, and Intelligent Card Production Systems.
Others include Joy Daddy Industries, Kane-em Industries Limited, Kasapreko Company Limited, Keda Ghana Ceramics Company Limited, McHammah Engineering Company Limited, Special Ice Company, Tropical Cables, Unilever Ghana, Universal Label and Packaging Services Limited, and Weave Ghana Limited.
Richard Abbey Jnr., CEO of Xodus Communications, organizers of the awards, explained that the evening seeks to reward those that have played a defining role in moving the industry forward and demonstrated achievement across a wide variety of domains including sustainability, operational excellence, innovation and others.
“Industrialization is touted as the way forward for the growth of this country. Clearly manufacturing contributes a great deal to the GDP, though bedeviled with recurring challenges. Some manufacturers have stood the test of time whiles others have innovated over the years.
We want to celebrate outstanding performance in stewardship, health and Safety, Corporate Social Responsibility and Innovation in the manufacturing industry. We believe in the Ghanaian manufacturing sector and its contribution to the economy and community. We’re here to celebrate and salute achievers in the industry,” he noted.
There are lots of categories within the awards spanning the length, breadth and depth of manufacturing and each of them is judged by a panel of individual independent to the industry, technical committee of impartial experts in different fields.
The awards are entirely inclusive and are open to any individual, company focused on manufacturing, and it cuts across service providers, distributors, financial institutions, insurance, regulators, government agencies and more.
Mr. Abbey added that the 2018 edition also seeks to showcase company’s activities and achievements in the past year, gain individual and company recognition in the manufacturing industry, unwind after a challenging year, and reward employee efforts in a high-profile, cost effective setting.
Others are to interact with industry players on issues of mutual interest, bridge gap between government, regulators, civil society and companies, advertise company product and services, conduct business in a relaxed and fun networking environment, and showcase your executives in bright lights on a grand stage.
The event is endorsed by the Ministry of Trade with compilation and validation done by Ernst and Young. The awards are supervised by a board of eminent Ghanaians comprising of Prof. David Atta Peters, Prof. Nana Essilfie Conduah, Dr. Ato Conduah, Dr. Paul Kofi Fynn, and Dr. Ken Kwaku.