Dhiren Chandaria, nephew to Kenyan businessman Manu Chandaria, has expanded his foods manufacturing business, Ariel Foods to Lagos, Nigeria.
By expanding into Nigeria, the company which produces ready to use food supplements for malnourished people, will get an opportunity to augment its reach, product portfolio and customer base. .
“Ariel Foods is proud to expand its production to Nigeria, and to play a major role in food and population security in West Africa through the production of ready-to-Use therapeutic foods to feed malnourished children and to supplement the diets of persons with special nutrition requirements,” said Mr. Chandaria in a statement.
As Ariel Foods the wider West African market, the factory will be set up in Alaro City, a mixed-income development featuring industries, logistics, offices and homes in Lagos State.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu welcomed Ariel Foods’ investment saying that he is pleased to witness the start of operations, which has built a remarkable facility in less than one year.
He added that the confidence of international and Nigerian investors is a testament to Alaro City as the location of choice for businesses and to the ease of doing business in Lagos State.
This newly commissioned city is to provide employment and create investment for Lagos state and the country at large.
Mr. Chandari also owns Kenya-based Insta Products which manufactures nutrient-rich foods and whose products are targeted towards severe acute malnutrition solutions. It is a major supplier to UNICEF and World Food Programme relief initiatives.
Insta’s therapeutic foods are a high calorie combination of peanut paste, sugar, oil and milk powder which is fortified with 23 vitamins and minerals.
Since it was founded in 2002, Insta Products has shipped nutritious products all over the world and with their quick turnaround they are able to alleviate the effects of famine and stunting in 12 countries.