FIGHTER BEVERAGES Ghana Limited is set to begin operations at Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region to produce one of the finest local beers onto the Ghanaian market in the 2nd quarter of the year 2018.
Fighter beverages Ghana Limited has a joint venture with SK Beverages from Germany, an investor with German-made ultra modern beer brewing factory equipment set up.
According to Nana Bonsu, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fighter Beverages Limited, the company would use local raw materials to produce fresh high quality beer for both the local and international market – local beer brewed with international standards.
He said maize will be the main local material to be used in brewing fighter beer. The by-products from the maize will be used in pig farming also as an additional venture for fighter beverages.
Currently, he said the company, which has negotiated for 10 acres of land for this purpose, has also secured all the processing plants for the project to start in earnest.
“We would want to welcome more investors who have an interest in our business (beer brewing and farming) to invest in our company and help build one of the reputable brands for Ghana,” he told the DAILY HERITAGE.
Mr Bonsu said though the company’s foreign partners had contributed capital towards the provision of all the equipment for the operation of the brewery, there was still room for more investment into the construction of infrastructural set up.
“Our foreign partners have done well to procure all the needed equipment for the state-of-the-art brewery to begin, more investment is needed since the project is a capital-intensive one. That is why we are giving opportunity to the government, local companies or businesses and individuals to own part of our company to help build the strong local brand that we anticipate,” the CEO noted.
He added that the project “seeks to empower about 500 farmers in an out-grower scheme which will help ensure sustainability of the project” at all times and rake in more revenue, thereby falling in line with the government’s agenda of creating more jobs for the people.
“There is a huge market for the processed beer since it’s going to be the first of its kind in the country. It also has huge export potential, especially to our neigbouring countries and we believe every Ghanaian would be proud of this brand,” Mr Bonsu emphasised.
The location of the company is very strategic. It is situated in the middle belt and will make export to neighbouring countries like Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Benin and Togo very easy.
It would also help stop local migration from the towns to the cities, Mr Bonsu said, adding that “This is a perfect example for the government’s agenda of ‘one-district-one factory’.