Engineers Partner Vitapur on Local Content

By February 28, 2022 NEWS

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has assured of its commitment to partner with Vitapur Nigeria Limited to promote local content for sustainable development of manufacturing industries in Nigeria.

Speaking at a facility tour of Vitapur Nigeria’s Ikeja plant, Chairman, Innovation Committee, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Ikeja Branch, Nimot Muili noted Vitapur’s giant stride in the production of modern building materials.

She expressed her committee’s willingness to collaborate with the company to educate Nigerians on the relevance of patronising local content for sustainable development of the manufacturing sector in Nigeria.

“The main purpose of our visit is in line with the vision of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, especially Ikeja Branch. We collaborate with organisations to enrich our members in terms of professional knowledge of the trends in the industry. We have also noticed that Vitapur focuses on sustainable development through its local content policy which increases output and create job opportunities.”

“The theme for Ikeja Branch Innovation Committee is “Building a Sustainable City” and there is a need for collaboration in this regard since Vitapur is well known for supporting the global initiative of green environment through its insulation products which conserve energy and also protect humans from direct heat radiation from the sun.

“We should collaborate for exchange of technical know-how, awareness for engineers on technology transfer and also improve local content development in production and operation of value chain. We should also create awareness on internship and employment opportunities in the society,” Muili said.

General Manager, Vitapur Nigeria Limited, Yemi Mofikoya  noted that collaboration between Vitapur and the NSE would be mutually beneficial in this period when the government  is emphasising local content for sustainable growth and development of our economy.

He explained that Vitapur has capability to manufacture rigid polyurethane foam and coldchains solutions.

“The coldchains solution such as the insulated boxes, insulated tricycles, coldrooms and blast freezer, insulated trucks are manufactured in Vitapurs,” Mofikoya said.

Earlier in his presentation, Vitapur’s Technical and Strategy Manager, Kehinde Akintayo explained that Vitapur has been able to implement the use of environmental friendly blowing agent which the Federal Ministry of Environment is really pushing.

“We have been able to develop an in-house capacity. Our partnership with the United Nation Development Project (UNDP) has also aligned our businesses with raw materials that are environmentally friendly. These are what we have been adopting for the past few years.  We keep empowering our team members and investing in latest technology to satisfy customers’ needs with environmentally friendly product,” Akintayo said.

Vitapur, a subsidiary of Vitafoam Nigeria Plc, is an indigenous insulation manufacturing company that manufactures, fabricates, and installs various polyurethane rigid foam products.

Some of Vitapur’s products include prefabricated buildings, sandwich panels, insulation boards, chemicals systems, pre-insulated roofing sheets, and amongst others which are hitherto imported into Nigeria. The company largely sources raw materials locally, but its operation is hampered by high tariff on the few imported materials.

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