THE Trade Kings Group has been named the best African manufacturer during the just-ended 13thAfrica Union Private Sector Forum in Lusaka.
This prestigious award was presented to Trade Kings by the Africa Union (AU) Commission in collaboration with the Africa Business Council (AFBC) and the Africa Union Private Sector.
The award is presented to manufacturers that have demonstrated unrivalled manufacturing capacity through value addition and creation of employment.
The AFBC named Trade Kings Group as best Africa manufacturer for the contribution that it has made to value addition, creation of employment and contribution to the made-in-Africa narrative for the past 25 years.
AFBC president Amany Asfour congratulated Trade Kings for its role in the transformation of the African continent through robust investment in the sector.
Dr Asfour said the AFBC was proud of what Trade Kings Group had achieved for the continent which underscored the role of council in promotion of trade, industrialisation and investment among the African private sector and between Africa and the rest of the World.
When receiving the award, Trade Kings’ Group general manager, Lux Subramanium said: “Trade Kings remains a fast growing and a leading manufacturer of fast-moving consumer goods during the turbulent times in the local and international environment.
“The business attributes its resilience to a leadership that is building a culture of establishing and maintaining a holistic risk management program that is anchored in preparedness”.
Mr Subramanium said that the award was an encouragement to the company’s leadership to continue growing and thriving in an uncertain risk environment.
“Trade Kings remains committed to exploring and seizing the opportunities in the African manufacturing sector with the belief that to unleash their full potential, African countries must embark on a bold agenda driven by private sector-led investments in industrial transformation,” he said.
He said that Trade Kings received the award with a lot of gratitude to the African Union Private Sector Forum and AFBC for the demonstrated confidence in it through the Zambian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Commerce.