JAKARTA, INDONESIA — Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur plans to build an instant noodle factory in Morocco, the newspaper Customs Today reported April 4.
This will be the company’s sixth facility in Africa after Nigeria, Egypt, Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia. Construction was based on the high demand for Indofood’s most popular instant noodle brand, Indomie, Hubert Sadeli, Indofood regional manager for Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, told the newspaper.
“The construction and other licensing-related processes may take nine months, so we hope that our Moroccan factory can begin trial runs next year,” Hubert told The Jakarta Post in Johannesburg, South Africa, over the weekend.
The total investment value is about $5 million, but Hubert would not give the total production capacity of the factory.
Hubert said the Indomie plant in Ethiopia, which started construction in 2013, should start operations by the end of the year. The plant is expected to supply Indomie to Somalia, Sudan and Djibouti.
Indofood first started operations in Africa in 1995, when its Nigerian plant began operations.