AISL and PFS Forge Dynamic Partnership for Food Industry Transformation

AISL and PFS Forge Dynamic Partnership for Food Industry Transformation

Amel International Services Limited (AISL), the company responsible for the Amel Susan baking and breakfast cereal brand, recently played host to a delegation from Partners in Food Solutions (PFS), an international organization based in the United States that supports businesses in the FMCG (Fast-Moving Consumer Goods) and agricultural sectors across Africa. The visit aimed to assess ongoing projects by AISL, evaluate their progress and challenges, and explore potential benefits from PFS’s expertise.

During the visit, PFS representatives conducted an inspection of AISL’s nearly completed factory building, which had received technical and equipment design support from PFS through Jim Korslund, a retired Engineer and Project Manager from General Mills in the United States.

Staci Seibald, Senior Director of Client and Technical Services at Partners in Food Solutions, highlighted several of the organization’s initiatives. These included a one-year free mentorship program for food business managers, offering guidance from expert volunteers hailing from the United States, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Additionally, they provide a one-year paid apprenticeship program that equips beneficiaries with practical training and experience in food and beverage companies, potentially leading to full-time employment within those organizations.

Akan Peter Nsek, Managing Director of AISL, expressed gratitude for the productive partnership with PFS and shared the company’s vision as it approaches its 10th year of operation. Plans include expanding production capacity, strengthening the brand’s market position, and exploring export opportunities in West Africa, Europe, and the Americas. AISL’s nomination as a finalist for the Go Global Awards serves as recognition of their commitment to building a local brand with an international reputation.

The courtesy visit also served as an opportunity for AISL to review its financial needs with Selase Sabah, Business Services Lead, focusing on advanced machinery and equipment for the new factory facility and potential collaboration with the Bank of Industry (BoI). PFS expressed willingness to consider a similar collaboration.

In conclusion, the visit was highly productive, with PFS forming a project team and enlisting volunteer partners to provide valuable insights on machinery requirements for AISL’s new factory facility. This visit further strengthens the partnership between AISL and PFS, promising a bright future for the company and its endeavors.

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