Kenyan-based Logistics platform Sendy will sponsor this year’s Africa Food Industry and Excellence awards, which is running for the second round. The event is set to bring together over 400 hundred companies and individuals in the food, beverage and manufacturing sectors at the Safari park hotel on the 14th pf September.
The awards recognize individuals and companies who have adopted world-class practices and technologies in the manufacturing of food, beverage, and milled products.
Among the guests in attendance will be Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industrialization, Trade, and Cooperative, Mr. Peter Munya.
Sendy CEO Mr. Alloys Meshack noted that the steady growth in the food and beverage industry will further increase the need for logistics services in the country. He said in a statement, “The food, business, and manufacturing sector are on an upward trend. This growth will spark an even higher need for logistics in the country creating accessibility and movement of food and manufactured products across the country. We are glad to support these innovations by companies and individuals and work together in ensuring that we have seamless logistics services to support the movement of these products that are also powered by technological advances.”
Mr. Juma Francis, CEO of the Food Business Africa and organizer of the event said the awards are smaller steps with the ultimate goal being to support the government’s big four agenda by recognizing exemplary individuals and companies that seek to grow the economy through food, beverage and manufacturing best practices. Mr. Francis said, “This is the second Africa Food Industry and Excellence awards and we are glad to bring together innovative millers, manufacturers, food and beverage producers to showcase their innovations at the event. Food and nutrition being part of the government’s big four agenda, we would like to play a part by recognizing companies and individuals using technology to enhance food and nutrition in the country. We are also glad to have logistics platform Sendy being part of this as logistics is key in ensuring these products move and reach to the end consumer.”
Some of the award categories in the Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards include individual honorary achievement award, new plant of the year award, a new product of the year award and company initiative of the year award. Over 50 entries were received from companies and individuals in these sectors; nominated entries stand a chance to get recognized for their innovation.