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New Sossi plant in Addis with Ethiopian Staff Training at Promasidor Kenya
Promasidor is investing in a new texturised soya plant to produce Sossi in Ethiopia. As part of that process Promasidor have a significant role in training Ethiopian engineers and commissioning the production line in Addis.
Promasidor Kenya had the pleasure of hosting our Ethiopian counterparts in training on Texturised Soya Protein (TSP) production over a period of 4-6 weeks. A total of four were trained, among them Ayalew Tadesse, in his capacity as Supervisor, and Anteneu Motee a machine operator, gained valuable practical experience.
Within the Promasidor group of companies Kenya is the pioneer in producing and marketing of TSP having commenced production in 2010. Over the years Kenya has exported TSP to other sister companies including Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia and Zambia.
Ethiopia will commence production of TSP for its market from September, which is in line with group strategy. David Inyani, supply chain manager, explained that those trained would act as trainers of trainees when back home.
“We wanted to develop the skills and knowledge of key staff in the Ethiopian business as far as TSP production is concerned. Ayalew and Anteneu are representatives who will train the larger teams upon return in their home country. Their curriculum was the scope of TSP production, ranging from the basic cleaning process, through to conditioning, texturisation and packing. We shall also be sending a few key personnel to Ethiopia get TSP operations fully set up to give a helping hand as they get started.
Overall, Ayalew and Anteneu reported having a great experience during their stay in Kenya. The training was a good learning opportunity as well as a chance to visit a foreign and neighboring country. As first time visitors to Kenya, they received a warm welcome from their hosts and only had to contend with language barrier and food that was different to their own tastes.