Castel Malawi prepare to close  production factory in Mzuzu

Castel Malawi officials have confirmed that the privately owned  French beverages company is to close its production factory in Mzuzu, threatening many job cuts.

Castel group fcatory in Mzuzu being relocated to Blantyre

The managing director for Castel Malawi says there is a drop of sales of Sobo squash by 40 per cent since 2012, saying this has pushed the cost of production up.

“The factory is now being relocated to Blanyre,” he said.

He said the factory has only five days of production in a month, saying the losses are huge.

Malawi Bureau of Standards have been removing Sobo squash from shops because the company uses tertrazine, a deadly chemical used to colour drinks.

The ban of tertrazine in sobo squash drinks has forced the beverage company to halt production of the drink.

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Ndikukodzela Kwambiri
2 years ago

Anthu omwe amagula pano anasamukila ku BrantAya…nde ati agule ndi ndani/

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
Ntumbuka Mwenecho
2 years ago

Sorry many of my fellow Tumbukas who worked at Castel will have no jobs.

Professional Simurai
Professional Simurai
2 years ago

Man this has nothing to do with Tumbukas, this has to do with bad economy on this banana republic , never use tribes on professional issues,all the people will be jobless regardless of tribe race, origin, so get civilised my brother, Malawi is losing on its TAX contributions if people lose jobs

Nalingula
Nalingula
2 years ago

MBS are sometimes too Harsh on Malawian Companies nditonena achina ngati Sobo ,PTC zomwe Anasiya Angwazi.Khoma ma company Amwenyewa akupanga umve koopsa,malipironso poor,working environment poor .Mmene tinayambira kumwa Sobo muja bwenzi titafa khale.

Joovido
Joovido
2 years ago

Don’t worry in fact sobo has been monopolising the market. This will give room to other players who in place will also employ more labour than sobo did

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
2 years ago

The company will close shop just in the same way Unilever closed shop in Limbe. Those are effects of liberalising the economy wholesale without considering the protection of local companies.

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