As Namibia’s leading meat processing and marketing entity, Meatco provides various platforms for engagement between stakeholders, which includes factory visits that enhance business opportunities by showcasing our operations.
In the past two months, Meatco has had four factory visits ranging from low to high level guests.
On 10 May 2016, a delegation from the National Defence College of Nigeria toured Meatco’s factory to see firsthand how Namibia has been able to develop so well since independence. The delegation, which was led by Brigadier General EJ Enenche and under Namibian Defence Force representative Major Eric Toivo, was appreciative of the opportunity to visit our facilities, saying they will take home valuable lessons learned from how Meatco conducts business.
Another high level visit came from the Meat Board of Namibia, a very important stakeholder in the meat industry, and that took place on 18 May 2016. Members paid a visit to Meatco’s factory to familiarise themselves with the operations of Namibia’s largest prime beef export plant. The Meat Board, which was founded in 1935, facilitates and regulates the export of livestock, meat and processed meat products by providing relevant information as well as technical and administrative support.
The Meat Board delegation inside the renowned Meatco abattoir
The Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development paid the corporation a visit on 7 June 2016 as part of its “Growth at Home” strategy. The ministry seeks to reinforce the importance of fast-tracking economic growth, reducing income inequality and increasing employment. For this reason, it undertook the visit to better understand Meatco’s operations and to seek areas in which to promote growth and increase trade. The ministry is also responsible for the growth and development of the economy through the formulation and implementation of appropriate policies to attract investment and increase trade.
Most recently, on 29 June 2016, the Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy from Windhoek toured the Meatco factory so that the students could familiarise themselves with our operations and food hygiene. This was particularly important as the group learned how Meatco handles food and always ensures quality assurance.
Meatco Senior Manager: Stakeholder Relations Lapitomhinda Hashingola says “Visits like these allow for engagement with various stakeholders while creating a sustainable business environment.”
Meatco, as a manufacturing company with a diversified product portfolio, is always honoured to host local, regional and international visitors.
The delegation from the Ministry of Public Enterprise headed by Deputy Minister Engelbrecht Nawatiseb enjoying some Meatco products