Vin­tage Group has hand in ev­ery pie, but tar­gets pro­vid­ing qual­ity to clients

Business a.m. - - NIGERIA FRONTIER MARKETS - Dikachi Franklin in Ow­erri

VIN­TAGE GROUP OF COM­PA­NIES (VGC) is recog­nised for pro­vid­ing five main ser­vices to its clients and the prod­ucts it of­fers to the mar­ket also re­tain their orig­i­nal qual­ity, a rea­son why they are in de­mand by users.

VGC is a mul­ti­di­men­sional en­ter­prise, a con­glom­er­ate, con­sist­ing of Vin­tage Farm and Prod­ucts, with ma­jor in­vest­ments in fish farm­ing, an­i­mal hus­bandry, veg­eta­bles, yams, cas­sava, cit­rus and farm de­vel­op­ment con­sul­tancy.

Mike Elechi, a for­mer per­ma­nent sec­re­tary in Rivers State and now the chair­man Vin­tage Group, who spoke to busi­ness a.m. in Elele near Ow­erri, said, the fish sec­tion has over 20 fish ponds work­ing and about 50,000 pieces of fish are pro­duced and sold monthly.

The vi­sion of the com­pany is to be the mar­ket leader with an as­sur­ance of the best qual­ity prod­ucts, pro­vid­ing well­ness and sat­is­fac­tion to its highly es­teemed customers or users.

He stated that it is the prac­tice of the com­pany to en­sure that it im­proves the qual­ity of its staff by train­ing, send­ing them to sem­i­nars and work­shops so that they would be in the best po­si­tion to work ef­fi­ciently for the com­pany.

And apart from the Vin­tage Farm & Prod­ucts Lim­ited, VGC has Vin­tage Wa­ter Lim­ited, which is the largest and fastest grow­ing arm of the group, and was ap­proved by the Na­tional Agency for Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Con­trol (NAFDAC) in 2011 and the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WHO) to pro­duce Vin­tage Pre­mium Ta­ble Wa­ter.

It is also into wa­ter drilling con­struc­tion, pu­rifi­ca­tion and fac­tory de­vel­op­ment con­sul­tancy and pro­duc­tion of plas­tics.

Vin­tage Re­sorts and Recre­ations is also a sis­ter firm, of­fer­ing guest house, ho­tels, re­cre­ation, out­door cater­ing and hos­pi­tal­ity con­sul­tancy. “We pro­vide com­fort­able clean and fun fa­cil­i­ties for ro­man­tic gate­ways, fam­ily va­ca­tions and re­union,par­ties, cor­po­rate re­treats, sad­dle clubs and wed­dings,” he said

“Those who eat at our Re­sort’s restau­rant will al­ways re­mem­ber that ex­otic cui­sine - a flavour that has been per­fected over years,” he added.

He in­tro­duced Vet­eran & Vin­tage Tech­ni­cal Lim­ited as an­other branch of the group, which deals on road con­struc­tion, bore­hole wa­ter con­struc­tion, sup­ply of stones, as­phalt and tech­ni­cal con­sul­tancy.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the com­pany has done busi­ness of road con­struc­tion, com­mu­nity wa­ter projects, con­struc­tion of bridges and elec­tri­fi­ca­tion and util­ity re­lo­ca­tion since it be­gan op­er­a­tion.

Its clients and customers in-

clude but not lim­ited to Shell Petroleum De­vel­op­ment Com­pany (SPDC), To­tal Elf, Agip, NDDC, Rivers state govern­ment, Niger Delta De­vel­op­ment Basin Author­ity (NDDBA) with its part­ners.

The last and not the least in the con­glom­er­ate is Ceader Con­struc­tion Lim­ited which pro­duces curb­stones, pave stones, block pro­duc­tion and build­ing con­struc­tions.

This is the most re­cent branch and the build­ing con­struc­tion com­pany which runs one of the most mod­ern blocks, pave stones, and curb­stones man­u­fac­tur­ing fac­tory.

“Our QGM OT6 ma­chine im­ported from Ger­many and uses raw ma­te­ri­als like crushed stones, sand, ce­ment, lime­stone, fly ash, grav­els pel­lets to pro­duce any type of ma­sonry prod­ucts you may re­quire for your projects,” he told busi­ness a.m.

Elechi

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