Inyange Industries is a leading food processing company in Rwanda, manufacturing a variety of products under the brand name – “Inyange”. The “Inyange” brand has been in use since 1997. In 1999 it began its operations which included processing and selling of pasteurized milk and yoghurt. Later in 2001, the plant introduced Mineral Water processing and packaging.
The industry’s objective is to maintain our high reputation, progress in our strong hold in the local market and continue to create new markets within the EAC region. To achieve this objective, we have embarked on diversification and continuous improvements in our response to market demands both on quality and customer service in line with our mission to “make high quality products which are consistently available to satisfy and exceed our customers and consumers expectations.”
Realizing that domestic demand for all INYANGE products is much higher than the previous facilities could supply, Inyange’s shareholders embarked on an ambitious expansion project, a USD 27 million new production plant in Masaka, which has seen its capacity increase tenfold.
His Excellency President Paul Kagame officially inaugurated the new processing plant in Masaka on 29th March 2012. The plant has installed production equipment to enable the production of a capacity of 100, 000lt of milk a day but only exploits about 40 percent of this capacity currently.
This increased capacity more than fulfills the local demand, but also gives Inyange the opportunity to expand its market to the neighboring countries, taking advantage of Rwanda being part of the East African Community (EAC) and its customs union
Under modern and hygienic production facilities; the company manufactures a wide range of products and thus has quickly become a household name in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Industry in Rwanda for high quality mineral drinking water, fruit juices, milk and milk products.
“At Inyange, We take pride in our high levels of quality that we maintain right from raw material procurement to delivery of the final product, which has earned the company, the market leader position in many of the product lines” says Senganda Sudadi Kayitana, the Managing Director of Inyange industries, adding that the firm has been bolstering its capacity since 2009 which saw the launch of a processing plant in 2010, thus providing it with a platform to expand to the regional markets.
Inyange Industries prides itself on consistently delivering high-quality, wholesome products and responding to consumer needs with nutritious and innovative new products. The industry buys from Rwandan farmers is raw milk, passion fruits and pineapples and employees over 120 staff and provides informal jobs to many retailers in the trade sector.
Milk – Inyange offers Fresh Milk, which is delivered daily, from surrounding farms. It is first tested for quality and freshness before it enters the production line, where it will be homogenized and pasteurized before being packed into Inyange final products, thus delivering quality and great taste.Inyange produces the following milk and milk products:
Pasteurised and homogenised whole Milk: 2lrs, 3ltrs & 5ltrs, UHT Milk: 500 & 1000ml, Fresh Cream: 500 ml, Yogurt: 130, 250 & 400ml. Inyange Yogurt flavors: plain, apricot, vanilla, banana, strawberry and pineapple.
Water- Inyange offers Mineral Water, coming from the natural spring of Gasabo, located at the foothills of the breathtakingly beautiful mountains in the country of a Thousand Hills: Rwanda; where Mother Nature will have filtered out the impurities and added healthy and nutritious minerals. Inyange Mineral water is packaged in bottles of: 500ml, 1l, 18L Gallons
Nectars and Juice Drinks- For those looking to quench their thirst in the most refreshing way possible Inyange offers conveniently bottled fruit drinks and nectars, offering all year round availability, quality and most important great taste. Inyange currently produces the following fruit drinks and nectars: apple, mango, orange, pineapple and passion fruit.
Inyange Fruit juices are packaged in 500ml bottles.
Inyange has also introduced conveniently packed long life fruit juices, offering all year round availability, quality and most important great taste. These are packed in1 litre Tetrapak cartons, using an aseptic filling process.
These juices are available in the following flavors: orange, pineapple, passion fruit, Mango and apple.
Inyange also intends, as it expands its production capacity, to expand its product line by introducing new products: ice-cream, butter and ghee, tapping into a virgin or underserved market.
(Officials of Rwanda largest milk supplier, Inyange industries, have said that there is a plan to extend milk vending machines countrywide so as to meet the local consumption demand.
This statement was made by Eugene Mukama the Supply chain manager at Inyange Industries while commenting on the community’s reception of the first milk dispensers which were launched in Kigali on 31st May 2012.
The dispensers are only in Kigali and the plant plans on lauching the machines through the 30 districts of Rwanda. In Kigali city, the vending machines are strategically located at: City Plaza (Quartier Mateus), Kigali City Market, and Kisimenti (Ndoli’s Supermarket).
At the 100 RWF price point, consumers simply insert coins to purchase their desired quantity of cold, pasteurized milk, and carry it away using their own containers. Some of the distributors have gone a step further by providing disposable cups at their customer’s convenience, making Inyange’s dispensed milk an instant drink and the perfect meal companion.
One of the consumers, Aimable Nteziryayo said that the milk prices are cheaper and vending machines have changed life and one can easily access milk at convenience. He said that milk subsidizes on his expenditure on food and can pick whenever he is at work.
However, some clients have asked Inyange industries to assign a permanent attendant who would help clients use the machines, deal with technical issues when machines jam, and make sure that the sachets do not run out of stock when there is a big number of consumers in a day.
Since its inception in 1997, Inyange Industries has become the leading food and beverage processing company in Rwanda, manufacturing a variety of products under their brand name – “Inyange”.
The “Inyange” brand pride itself on maintaining the highest levels of quality and freshness. Inyange’s objective is to maintain a high reputation, progress in strong hold in the local market and continue to create new markets within the EAC region.
To achieve this objective, Inyange has embarked on diversification and continuous improvements in response to market demands both on quality and customer service in line with its mission to “make high quality products which are consistently available to satisfy and exceed customers and consumers’ expectations.”
Apparently, Inyange industries have already been able to extend its products to markets in Burundi, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda, where it has already established distribution agents, and plans to enter the Southern Sudan and Tanzania markets very soon.
Inyange industries have started negotiating deals that will see it export its product distribution to the South Sudan and Tanzania markets.
Apparently, Inyange industries were presented with the International Organization of Standards (ISO) will on June 15, 2012. This globally recognized certificate was presented to Inyange Industries in recognition of its high standards of quality in the food industry.
The certificate was presented by officials of Bureau Veritas- which operates in more than 100 countries, and is part of the ISO Technical Committee, TC34/SC17 (Management Systems for Food safety) that helps every player in the food supply chain to meet the highest standards of quality, health, safety and environmental compliance.
The International Food Safety Management Standard, ISO 22000:2005, defines a set of general food safety requirements that apply to all organizations in the food manufacturing industry.