BAKERS Inn is seeking to expand its operations in Bulawayo to meet demand for its products in the southern region of the country, amid revelations the company will soon be installing new machinery.
Report by Luyanduhlobo Makwati
Company officials told Southern Eye Business that the current machinery had been “out-grown” by the market due to the high demand for bread and other confectionery products.
The company produces 40 000 loaves of bread a day, but wants to up the figure with the envisaged installation of new machinery.
In an interview, the company’s general manager Felix Vhazure said they were working hard to secure a new machine so that they could introduce the second line of production.
“As a company, we are trying by all means to cater for all our customers in the southern part of the country, but we are working long hours so that we can meet the demand of our customers because our market base has grown over the last three years and it is hard to supply all of our customers adequately,” he said.
Vhazure said they were now using one of their old machines that they had decommissioned in 2009, in order to keep with demand for bread in the region.
“What is happening is that we realised that the market was fast growing and we were left with no option besides running our old machine alongside the new one so that we could cater for the whole market,” he said.
Bakers Inn acquired a state- of-the-art machine in 2010. The machine acquired from Germany can be run by a few individuals as
most of its functions are computerised.
Bakers Inn provides a wide range of products such as the white loaf, brown loaf and seed loaf, among other confectionary products.
The company services different towns and centres in the southern region that include, Victoria Falls, Hwange, Lupane, Bulawayo, Beitbridge, Gwanda, Masvingo, Gweru and Gokwe.