It’s been a big move! For years, EcoProducts has operated on premises very near to where I live and while that’s been convenient for me, we’ve been growing so much that I finally had to recognise the time had come for us to move to larger factory premises. It took many months of preparation but finally we were operational in our new premises mid-May this year and we had our official opening on the evening of the 19th June – we’re not shy to find reasons to have to a celebratory party!
I invited all the people who have helped me and EcoProducts get to where we are today and it was really an event to say a big THANK YOU to them for their unwavering support over the years. The event was by all accounts, hugely successful! We made a variety of snacks all made with Baobab powder such as Baobab chicken pieces, vegetables with a Bao-Mayo dip, Baobab Jam and Baobab cheese cake.
I gave every one a tour of the factory, showing them our powder processing unit and the oil pressing unit.
Here you can see the main entrance, baobab bulk powder ready for shipment, and the baobab powder processing rooms and lab area.
And during the event, we planted two baobab trees outside the main entrance.
We’re incredibly happy in our new premises – it’s fantastic to have all the extra space and great facilities for over 50 staff!
From left, here I am with Fhatuwani who does all the packing and labelling of finished products, Prince who assists with factory management, Khatu who is our groundsman and Ann who is my administration manager.