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Unga targets bigger market share with Eldoret mill

UNGA GROUP CEO NICK HUTCHINSON. FILE PHOTO | NMG
UNGA GROUP CEO NICK HUTCHINSON. FILE PHOTO | NMG  

Unga Group #ticker:UNGA targets to solidify its position in the wheat processing market with an expanded milling capacity at its Eldoret plant.

The miller plans to commission a new 300 tonnes-a-day wheat milling plant by end year, an improvement from the 250 tonnes currently handled by an older machine.

“A new wheat mill project is on course for commissioning in Eldoret towards the end of the current financial year. These investments will solidify the group’s market position,” the company said in a statement.

Unga competes with other wheat millers including Nairobi Flour Mills Limited, Alpha Grain Millers, Bakex Millers Limited and Bakhresa Grain Milling Kenya Ltd. Unga chief executive Nick Hutchinson said the new plant will help reduce expenses through efficiency and lower wage bills.

“This is a state-of-the-art machine that will be more economical to run and efficient on production, it is going to cut down on our expenses,” he said.

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