7th Manufacturing Awards honours best in industry


…top companies, individuals recognised 

Leading companies and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding performances in the country’s manufacturing industry were honoured at the seventh edition of the Ghana Manufacturing Awards.

An initiative of Xodus Communications Limited, the Ghana Manufacturing Awards celebrated these companies and individuals for demonstrating stewardship, health and safety, corporate social responsibility and innovation in the manufacturing sector.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Events Director of Xodus Communications, Richard Abbey Jnr, said this year’s awards focused on innovation in the industry, with an ultimate aim of compelling individuals and companies to compete locally and globally.

Contribution of manufacturing sector

Mr.  Abbey Jnr emphasised the sector’s contributions to national development, pointing out that some manufacturers have stood the test of time while others have added value and innovated over the years. “We believe in Ghanaian manufacturing and its contribution to the economy and the community, and that is why we are here to celebrate and salute achievers in the industry,” he stated.

He said the awards look out for the very best in manufacturing from all aspects of the industry, sharing landmark work and developments taking place across so many important areas of science, engineering, innovation and technology.

He mentioned that the winners were selected by an independent advisory board and technical committee who evaluated the awardees based on criteria listed for each category. He said the awards have over the last seven years celebrated excellence and professional standards in the manufacturing industry, and will continue to do so.

Award winners

Twellium Manufacturing Company was the biggest winner on the night, winning Manufacturing Company of the Year. The company also won the Beverages Producing Company of the Year – Non-Alcoholic and Confectionary Producing Company of the Year.

Entrance Pharmaceuticals and Research Centre walked away with Pharmaceutical Company of the Year; Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility; Excellence in Health, Safety, Environment and Quality; and Marketing Campaign of the Year.

Blowchem Industries Limited also won the Beverages Producing Company of the Year (Alcoholic); Brand of the Year Award (Carbonated Drink); and Water Producing Company of the Year.

GB Foods Ghana Limited was adjudged Innovative Company of the Year and Best Growing Manufacturing Company of the Year while its Gino Tomato Mix was adjudged Product of the Year.

Poly Tank Ghana won the Plastic Manufacturing Company of the Year and Industry Leadership Awards.

Jay Kay Industries won Paper and Paper Products Company of the Year, with Fabrimetal Ghana winning the Brand of the Year Award (Metal).

The Indigenous Company of the Year award went to Gilsan Manufacturing Company Limited.

The CEO of B5 Plus, Mukesh Thakwani, won the CEO of the Year Award, while the CEO of Alpha TND Limited, Pankaj Bhati, won Entrepreneur of the Year.

All winners

The winners are Cylinder Manufacturing, Sigma Ghana; Paints Manufacturing, Azar Group; Cosmetic Manufacturing, JRA Cosmetics; Pharmaceutical Company, Entrance Pharmaceuticals and Research Centre; Indigenous Company, Gilsan Manufacturing Company Limited; Cement Manufacturing, Ghacem; Innovative Company, GB Foods Ghana; Plastic Manufacturing – Household Plastics, Qualiplast; Plastic Manufacturing – Packaging, Kane-Em Industries; Plastic Manufacturing – Industrial, Poly Tanks (Gh).

Packaging Company – Cartons, Royal Crown Packaging; Beverages Producing Company – Alcoholic, Blowchem Industries; Electrical Manufacturing – Alpha TND; Electrical Manufacturing – Cables & Conductors, Tropical Cable & Conductor; Promising Manufacturing Company – Goldcoast Food Herbs and Spices; Beverages Producing Company – Non-Alcoholic, Twellium Industrial Company; Steel Manufacturing – B5 Plus Company; and Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility – Entrance Pharmaceuticals and Research Centre.

Food Processing Company – De United Foods Industries; Paper and Paper Products Company – Jay Kay Industries and Investments; Excellence In Health, Safety, Environment and Quality – Entrance Pharmaceuticals and Research Centre; Best Growing Manufacturing Company – GB Foods Industries Limited; Confectionary Producing Company, Twellium Industrial Company Limited; Brand of the Year Award – Metal, Fabrimetal Ghana; and Brand of the Year Award – Carbonated Drink, Blowchem Industries.

Marketing Campaign – Entrance Pharmaceuticals and Research Centre; Detergent Manufacturing Company – African Consumer Company Ghana; Water Producing Company – Blowchem Industries Limited; Industry Leadership Award – Poly Tanks (Gh); Agro-Processing Company – Wilmar Africa; CEO of the Year – Mukesh Thakwani, B5 Plus Company; Entrepreneur of the Year – Pankaj Bhati, Alpha TND; Manufacturing Company – Twellium Industrial Company.

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