Bidco Africa wins two awards at the East Africa Business excellence awards

Bidco Africa chairman Vimal Shah (right) receives an award for manufacturing excellence in East Africa, from Jim Kabeho – the East Africa business council EABC chairman at the EABC excellence awards in Nairobi - Kenya PHOTO COURTESY

Nairobi,KENYA:Manufacturing company Bidco Africa limited won two awards during the just concluded East Africa business excellence awards.

The company won awards for manufacturing excellence and environmental management and emerged second in the Innovation Category.

Speaking when he received several trophies won by the firm at the EABC Business Excellence Awards 2018, at a Gala dinner held on Friday evening, Bidco Africa Chairman – Vimal Shah said the awards were evidence of Bidco’s continuous innovation and excellence in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods industry that had led to its sustained growth.

He pointed out that the company’s outstanding annual turnover, increase in revenue from exports and geographical expansion were a few factors that spearheaded the win.

“It is indeed an honour to be acknowledged at a prestigious event like this. It’s a great privilege for us to win this category as manufacturing is a very important sector in this part of the world. This award is recognition of our efforts and demonstrates our commitment to innovation, sustainability and continued advancement.”

Bidco also won the Best East African Company in the Green Economy category for its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint by utilizing renewable energy sources to power its plants.

This is the first edition of the awards, which were launched by the East African Business Council on 10th January 2018, to recognize and showcase businesses that have achieved excellence in various aspects of their operations across East Africa, keeping with the spirit of the East African integration.

“The winners of the EABC Business Excellence Awards 2018 earned the ultimate business accolade of business excellence among peers in the East African region.” said Ms. Lilian Awinja, EABC CEO.

The awards received a total of 109 entries from East African countries. Equity Holdings Ltd won the Overall Best Regional Company award category, having shown expansion and reach across the EAC region, with demonstrable impact on the EAC economies, in terms of employment, innovative solutions or creation of wealth.