After many years of operating in the Central Region, dairy products manufacturer, Capital Dairy Industries Limited has expanded its footprint into the Southern Region.
Capital Dairy Limited Chief Executive Officer Umar Farook Aboo said the firm has moved operations of the factory to Blantyre.
He said the decision to extend footprint into the Southern Region part of the company’s expansion strategy, which will also see the firm moving into the Northern Region in the near future.
He said there has been growing demand for the company’s products both in the Southern and Northern Region.
“Many people who have tasted our products have been asking us why we don’t have presence in other areas of the country. Because our dairy products are of very high quality, most of our customers have been calling for the products in Blantyre and surrounding areas.
“As a listening company, we thought of expanding to the Southern Region before we move into the Northern Region soon,” Aboo said.
He said the opening of the factory in Blantyre would help customers get products at their doorstep.
“In addition, we want to provide a ready market to dairy farmers in the Southern Region. Now the dairy farmers will be even more closer to the factory and this means that the extra money we were spending on transport of milk to Central Region can be passed on to our hardworking dairy farmers.
“In addition, we also want to contribute to government’s job creation drive by offering an opportunity to young business-minded Malawians to earn some money through selling our fast selling products,” he said.
Jonas Phiri, a dairy farmer based in Mpemba, hailed Capital Dairy for expanding its footprint into the Southern Region.