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B5 Plus METAL FACTORY 570350 - Ghana’s biggest metal factory

Ghana’s biggest metal factory

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B5 Plus to construct Ghana’s biggest metal factory

Steel and iron manufacturing giant, B5 Plus Limited, has commenced the construction of what is to be the biggest metal manufacturing factory in Ghana. The over $80 million project for which a sod was cut on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, forms part of the government’s One District One Factory (1D1F) flagship programme. The factory, located within Ningo-Prampram District of the Greater Accra Region, is expected to produce different qualities of metal and steel products.

When completed, the mega factory will have the capacity to serve the Ghana & West African sub-region. The factory is expected to be well positioned to produce various steel products some of which are currently being imported into the country. It is envisaged that the factory will save Ghana some $100 million in foreign exchange in its first year, with the figure increasing in the subsequent years.

The company, to be built on 377 acres of land is to create about 3,000 direct & indirect jobs and give business opportunities for several retailers. By December 2018, B5 Plus Limited will begin rolling out the project and latest by 2nd quarter of 2019, the entire factory will be fully operational.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of B5 Plus Limited who doubles as Director of Delhi Public School International (DPSI) Ghana, Mukesh Thakwani, in a statement, explained that, B5 Plus from its humble beginning two decades ago when it was importing steel and metal products from Ghana’s neighboring countries like Togo and Cote d’ Ivoire, has grown to become a net exporter of steel products to the entire West African sub-region. He noted that the company was proud to be associated with many major projects that have been undertaken in Ghana over the years.

The new factory when completed is expected to supply metal products to the country’s mining and construction sectors. Mr. Thakwani said the factory is in line with President Akufo-Addo’s 1D1F policy, appreciating government’s initiative to create a more industrial environment

“We always believe that we will create more and more jobs to enjoy peace and harmony in our society,” he said, in response to a request by a residence of Ningo-Prampram, led by their District Chief Executive (DCE), for the company to prioritize them for employment opportunities when the factory is completed.

Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkora, in a keynote address at the colorful sod-cutting ceremony, thanked the management of B5 Plus Limited for undertaking such a noble project. He was emphatic that the factory is going to bring along significant economic development and job opportunities for the teeming unemployed youth, especially those around the Ningo-Prampram Township.

As part of efforts to contribute to the success of the factory, he said, the Ministry of Trade was in talks with the management of B5 Plus Limited and other relevant institutions and ministries for the provision of water and 100 megawatts of electricity to the company pointing out that communities around the factory will also benefit from the supply.

Mr. Kingsley Ahenkora assured B5 Plus Limited and other foreign investors that government shall do all it takes to ensure that they are not affected by land litigation. On her part, Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Barbara Oteng Gyasi, urged B5 Plus Limited to adhere to Ghana’s local content regulations.


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Best Metals Firm Of The Year

B5 Plus Wins Best Metals Firm Of The Year Award

STEEL AND iron manufacturing giant, B5 Plus Ghana Company Limited has been adjudged the best metals, building and construction company of the year 2017 by the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI).

The sixth AGI awards ceremony was held on November 11, 2017, at the Banquet Hall of State House, Accra, and was attended by the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and captains of industry.

It was held under the theme: “Promoting Industry and Quality Standards In Sixty Years of Ghana’s Economic Development.”

B5 Plus Limited beat several other contenders to add the prestigious award to its arsenal of awards.

Commenting on the award, Chairman of B5 Plus Ghana Limited, Mukesh Thakwani explained that the company felt really honoured for the recognition by AGI.

“We are honoured to say that we were one of the nominees for best company of the year award as well,” he said with smiles beaming all over his face.

Mr. Thakwani dedicated the prestigious award to workers of B5 Plus Ghana Limited, without whom he said “we can’t produce quality.”

Asked what he thought differentiated B5 Plus from other players in the industry, he said attention to quality and service has been a major contributor to the company’s success over the years.

He noted “B5 Plus believes in producing quality products at a competitive rate,” adding that “we believe in giving services to people.”

To help meet the needs of customers on a timely basis, the Chairman said “we have branches all over Ghana to ensure that customers have the products at their doorsteps.”

Also, he indicated that the company has made several efforts over the last 15 years of its existence to support the needy through its corporate social responsibility initiatives.

One key aspect of its CSR activities, he said, was in the area of education, which he claimed has led to the group setting up the Delhi Public School International (DPSI) Ghana to provide quality and affordable tuition to learners across West Africa.

Future Outlook

On the future prospect of B5 Plus Limited, Mr. Thakwani explained that ‘one stop shop for iron and steel’ company was making plans to expand its operations in Ghana by tapping into government’s one district one factory initiative.

About B5 Plus

B5 Plus Ghana Limited was established about 15 years ago with corporate headquarters in Tema, and was initially importing steel and iron from Cote d’ Ivoire and South Africa but has grown to the stage where it now exports to other countries.

B5 Plus Limited operates in all the 15 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) countries.

The company’s principal product is steel products which come in seven major categories: Mild Steel, High Tensile & Iron Rods, Galvanized Products, Stainless Steel, Marine & Mining, Roofing & Nails and Concrete & Fencing.

Its vision is to become the world’s steel industry benchmark through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct.


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69th Republic Day

Indian Community Commemorate Freedom 70 and 69th Republic Day

DELHI PUBLIC School International (DPSI), Tema and its parent company, B5 Plus Company – steel and iron rods manufacturer – have joined hands with the rest of the Indian Community in Ghana to celebrate India’s 69th Republic Day and Freedom 70.

Activities commemorating the two events, which are important milestones in the history of India, commenced with a series of classical dance performances on Thursday, January 25, at DPSI campus in Tema.

Later on Friday, January 26, a special ceremony was held in Accra at the residence of the Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, for the Indian community, and students from various Indian learning institutions were given the platform to perform India’s rich cultural dances and recite poetry to the admiration of all gathered.

India became a republic on January 26, 1950. This was the second major milestone in its nation-building process after it gained independence two years earlier.

Special prizes were given to the students; notably those from DPSI whose performances were adjudged to be fantastic.

On the occasion at his residence, the Indian High Commissioner, Birender Singh Yadav, read a speech delivered by the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, to Indian Communities around the world on the 69th Republic Day celebration.

The speech appealed to Indians to be each other’s keepers, support their government to build a better and prosperous nation for all Indians and to be innovative and fight for equality for all, especially between boys and girls.

“A happy and equal-opportunity nation is built by happy and equal-opportunity families and communities; families where girls have the same rights and the same access to education and healthcare as boys,” according to the Indian President in his speech as read by the High Commissioner.

Director of DPSI and Chairman of B5 Plus Company, Mukesh Thakwani, said the celebrations were important moments for Indians.


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Industry Of The Year

B5 Plus Limited Wins Industry Of The Year

Mr. Mukesh V. Thakwani, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of B5 Plus Limited, the most patronized steel manufacturing company in Africa has been named the “Industrialist of the Year” at the Ghana @ 60 edition of the Ghana Entrepreneurs & Corporate Executives Awards (GECEA).

This recognition attests to the commitment the company has made to become the leading steel manufacturing company in the West African sub-region.

It also displays the business leadership and vision in founding B5 Plus Limited and its expansion to become a leading exporter of steel in the sub region.

Through its broad range of operations, B5 Plus Ltd has created jobs for several youth in the country thus assisting to improve standards of living and hastening the socio-economic development of Ghana.

The event held at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra is an initiative of Entrepreneur Foundation of Ghana (EFG) in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

The GECE Awards 2017 is a premier competition for emerging entrepreneurs, corporate executives, established business owners, innovative and creative entrepreneurs who own and operate businesses. The ones selected are given recognition for their achievement in business development.

This year’s event under the theme: “Promoting Economic Growth through Private Sector Development and Corporate Governance,” aimed to enhance business relationship between entrepreneurs and business executives and also promote government’s private sector development initiative.

In the 15th edition of the Ghana Club 100 ranking organised by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), B5 Plus Limited improved its position to the 19th position as the most prestigious company in Ghana currently.

Under the auspices of GIPC, the ranking uses three main criteria; size of the company, growth and profitability to arrive at the Club 100 list.

Mr. Mukesh V. Thakwani who is the Chairman of B5 Plus and Delhi Public School (DPS), International Ghana who expressed excitement about the recognition dedicated the award to customers and workers of the steel manufacturing company.

According to him, the hard work exhibited by the workers and the trust repose in his company’s products by customers who cut across Africa and who continue to patronize the company’s products brought about the award.

He pointed out that this recognition will encourage him and his company to invest more and improve on its operations to continue to offer quality products to its cherished customers.

The CEO of B5 Plus Limited pointed out that “This award means a lot to me and is to encourage me to work extra harder to take over the whole of Africa which is my dream. Now I see myself holding the ECOWAS nations and I want to move to the whole of Africa.”

Since its establishment, B5 Plus Ltd has a vision to become the best in the world’s steel manufacturing industry through the excellence of its workforce, its innovative approach and overall conduct.

The company’s steel products remain the most sought for due to their durability and efficiency in all the ECOWAS countries it serves.

B5 Plus Ltd’s steel products come in seven major categories: Mild Steel, High Tensile & Iron Rods, Galvanized Products, Stainless Steel, Marine & Mining, Roofing & Nails and Concrete & Fencing.


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Day of Yoga

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Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Education has entreated citizens to embrace Yoga as a preventive health care mechanism to reduce the number of health cases recorded in hospitals.

Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa was the guest of honour at a curtain- raiser event organized by the Indian High Commission in collaboration with the Delhi Public School International (DPSI) located at Tema Community 25. The Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, His Excellency K. Jeeva Sagar ( left) and Director of DPSI, Mr. Mukesh Thakwani (right)) at the International Day of Yoga event.


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  • Mr. Mukesh V. Thakwani, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of B5 Plus Limited, the most patronized steel manufacturing company in Africa has been named the “Industrialist of the Year” at the Ghana @ 60 edition of the Ghana Entrepreneurs & Corporate Executives Awards (GECEA).
  • DELHI PUBLIC School International (DPSI), Tema and its parent company, B5 Plus Company - steel and iron rods manufacturer - have joined hands with the rest of the Indian Community in Ghana to celebrate India's 69th Republic Day and Freedom 70.
  • STEEL AND iron manufacturing giant, B5 Plus Ghana Company Limited has been adjudged the best metals, building and construction company of the year 2017 by the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI).

    The sixth AGI awards ceremony was held on November 11, 2017, at the Banquet Hall of State House, Accra, and was attended by the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and captains of industry.
  • The Deputy Minister of Education in-charge of Primary and Junior High Schools (JHS) and Member of Parliament for the Cape Coast North constituency, Barbara Asher Ayisi, has inaugurated a five classroom block for Family Outreach Ghana, a non-profit organisation.

    The DDG Charitable Trust & Friends, a group of Indian business people in Ghana, funded the classroom block with the aim of giving back to society.
  • Hundreds, spotting branded t-shirts with matching trainers and sneakers thronged the forecourt of the State House in Accra last Saturday, to participate in interesting Yoga exercises; some for the first time.
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