By Gilbert Ekugbe
“BASED on what we have seen, we will let our members know. We have been specifying your Tiger brand for quite some time now and most of the industry giants in the steel industry have also confirmed the quality of your brands. I am sure this will not be the end of collaboration between the Institute and African Foundries Limited (AFL).
These were the words of Engr. Eddy Atumonyogo, President of the Institute of Structural Engineers during a facility tour of AFL factory in Ogun State.
The endorsement the institute said was as a result of the company’s proven track record of churning out quality and durable steel products that have continued to surpass consumer’s expectations, maintaining that it is no surprise AFL is the number one choice for industry giants in the steel industry.
“We have a lot of programmes where I can give you visibility when we have our conferences for you to tell us more about your brands, he said.
Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer, AFL, Rajeev Ranjan, said the company has the capacity to meet the nation’s demand for steel products, pointing out that its installed capacity has been improvised to about 400,000 metric tonnes per annum.
He stated that the company’s aim was to bridge the demand and supply gap for steel products, adding that the company is out to prove to the world that good and quality products can be produced in the country.
The Executive Director, AFL, Uche Iwuamadi, said the endorsement is what is required to boost the confidence of consumers in made-in-Nigeria products which he said would go a long way to complement the federal government’s plan to diversify the nation’s economy away from hydrocarbon resources