By Stanley Onyekwere
A Chinese building materials and structural engineering giant, Sinoria FABCOM, has announced plans to open a fibre cement board manufacturing factory, in Abuja.
Sinoria FABCOM, which is part of the Chinese global giant, Sinoma, already has an industrial complex in Kuje Abuja where it set up its factory three years ago for the manufacturing of stone coated roofing sheet.
According to the Managing Director of the company, Liuxing Wang, who took some journalists round the complex in Kuje, Abuja, the new line of production would be the first of its kind in the whole of the West African sub region.
“Just as Sinoria FABCOM is the first company of its kind in Nigeria and the whole of sub Saharan Africa, that manufactures stone coated roofing sheets, we will also become the first to commence the production of fibre cement board in this country,” he said.
He noted that his company’s motivation in diversifying into the manufacture of fibre cement board was as a result of country’s abundant raw materials and the success it has recorded in the production of stone coated roofing sheets and the high demand for the product, in the country.
“Our stone coated roofing sheet has been very successful in the Nigerian market in a short period of time. Our product, are manufactured in this facility here in Kuje, with locally sourced raw materials.
“We have been able to set ourselves apart from the rest, our product is today the best in the market as a result of the quality which our customers attest to.
“The new line of production of fibre cement board is a follow up to the tradition we have establish for ourselves which is based on quality and customer satisfaction.”
Wang commended the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari for creating the right atmosphere for the industrial growth of the country noting that within the next decade Nigeria stand the chance of becoming an industrial giant.
“with the partnership we are building with the Nigerian government policies many more Chinese companies in a few years from now will be coming to Nigeria to start manufacturing and serving not just Nigeria but the whole of Africa, government should improve on infrastructure especially electricity so that Nigeria can truly become the manufacturing hub of the continent.
He noted that a few years from now many companies in China will find it cheaper to set up factories in the country because of its huge market potentials which can also become a point for reaching other African Nations.