Sawa soap manufacturers Pwani Oil want to double the number of hygiene products from its in-tray.
The company says it has invested in two new soap finishing lines which will increase output of products from 2600 metric tons to 50000 metric tons.
According to a statement from the soap maker, the new soap finishing lines located at its Kikambala plant in Kilifi County will also boost the firm’s capability to introduce new soap variants to the market.
“Without a doubt, the importance and demand for quality soap has grown significantly, and Pwani Oil wants to be in a position to fulfill this need to our customers,” said Pwani Oil Commercial Director Rajul Malde.
Soap finishing lines are a combination of equipment that convert soap pellets or noodles into formulated stamped soap bars. Soap finishing consists of several working stages including: pre-refining, cutting, stamping and packaging.
“The reason for investing in new soap finishing lines is not just for capacity optimization but to inject new levels of process excellence and quality into our soap manufacturing,” Mr. Malde said.
The firm’s statement said that soap, and by extension toiletry, is one of the most used consumer commodities in Kenya and Africa in general.
Mr. Malde also said that the project commenced a few months ago even though the date launch is still designated as “soon.”
The Mombasa-based manufacturer recently announced the acquisition of Rainbow detergent soap, and barely two months ago launched the Sawa Coconut Milk soap.
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