November 18, 2022 Bonite Bottlers Ltd, the producers of Coca Cola products and Kilimanjaro Drinking water, located at Shirimatunda, Kilimanjaro, was awarded with the President’s Manufacturer of the Year Award under the Non-Alcoholic Beverages category.
This is the second time this outstanding company has received the award, being the first 2021. The Award was presented by Vice President, Philip Mpango on behalf of the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Samia Suluhu Hassan.
What is PMAYA and its role?
The President’s Manufacturer of the Year Awards (PMAYA) competition is an annual event that is organised by the Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI) to award outstanding industries of the preceding year.
These awards were first presented in 2005 and have taken place in each year ever since. The Awards aims to: recognise and appreciate the industrial sector’s important role in Tanzania’s economic development process; to raise the standard of business practices and promote sound corporate governance in Tanzania; and to acknowledge and take stock of technological advancements in the industrial sector.
For the past 17 consecutive years (since 2005), CTI has been staging this most prestigious members’ event covering all sectors of the economy. The winners of the competition are awarded during the Confederation’s Annual Business Dinner/Luncheon which is normally graced by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania who is also the Patron of CTI.
Bonite representative highlighting factors that led to the win
In a separate interview with Bonite Bottlers Ltd Managing Director, Raman Anantha Narayanan, he took the opportunity to thank the Government and President Samia Suluhu Hassan, together with the management of the Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI) for the award under the Non-Alcoholic Beverage category, which is Kilimanjaro Drinking Water and Coca Cola sodas.
In highlighting some of the factors that led to winning the award, Mr Narayanan acknowledged the Government under the leadership of President Samia for the constant support in terms of policies and infrastructures that is enabling manufacturers all over the country to produce goods that meet the needs of the people.
Another mentioned reason is an investment in the latest technology for production and bottling of both their products Coca Cola and Kilimanjaro Drinking Water which gives them the highest standard of quality for their consumers.
Mr Narayanan also thanked the board of directors, staff and management of the company under the chairmanship of Mr Abdiel Mengi for providing direction and support to company’s goals. Mr Abdiel succeeded the late Dr Reginald Mengi to the chairmanship of the board and has strong vision to keep up the values and principles laid out by Dr Mengi.
Bonite Bottlers will continue to honor its commitment to the Tanzanian public by making sure they keep producing their products at the highest standard of quality for their consumers.