Why Technology is Key to Addressing Manufacturing in Nigeria

Discover how technology is revolutionizing manufacturing in Nigeria.

Marilyn Rapu, Director-General of the Nigerian German Chamber of Commerce, emphasizes the importance of embracing the latest technology to address sector challenges.

Through the EMO 2023 Technology show, the Chamber connects Nigerian manufacturers with German production technology companies, enabling them to acquire cutting-edge solutions tailored to their specific needs.

Embracing Modern Technology: A Game Changer

As we navigate the complexities of the 21st century, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the future of manufacturing lies in technology.

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The Director-General of the Nigerian German Chamber of Commerce (NGCC), Marilyn Rapu, has strongly urged Nigerian manufacturers to adopt the latest technologies to combat the many hurdles they face.

But why is this shift essential, and what impact can it have on the manufacturing industry in Nigeria? Let’s delve in.

Manufacturing in Nigeria: The Current Scenario

In a rapidly globalizing world, Nigerian manufacturers have strived to keep their heads above water, despite considerable infrastructure challenges.

Against this backdrop, Rapu asserts that technology is not just a potential savior, but a necessary ally for these manufacturers to surmount their obstacles and scale up their operations.

The NGCC’s Role in Fostering Technological Advancements To accelerate this shift towards technology, the NGCC is playing a vital role in bridging the gap between Nigerian manufacturers and German production technology companies.

The platform for this crucial interaction is the EMO 2023 Technology show in Hannover, where Nigerian businesses can directly engage with tech manufacturers and acquire solutions tailored to their unique challenges.

The Power of Technology to Boost Efficiency

As Rapu’s thoughts resonate throughout the industry, other leaders also echo her sentiments.

Aderemi Saka, Chief Financial Officer at NASCON Allied Industries Plc, shares her belief that the focus should shift from current challenges to how technology can help overcome them.

“Automation, robotics, AI, and machine learning – these are the future of manufacturing in Nigeria,” Saka comments, emphasizing their potential to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in production.

“I see numerous manufacturing firms in Nigeria utilizing these technologies to overcome various manufacturing challenges,” she adds.

Predictive Maintenance: A Catalyst for Increased Productivity

Dr. Wilfried Schafer, Managing Director of the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, highlights the role of predictive maintenance.

By using the latest technology to reduce downtime, manufacturers can significantly boost productivity, he suggests.

The NGCC: A Beacon for Bilateral Business Relationships

As a non-profit membership organization comprising both German and Nigerian-owned business entities, the NGCC is a beacon for fostering bilateral business relationships between the two countries.

It strives to promote trade, investment, and economic cooperation between Nigeria and Germany, serving as a bridge connecting two nations and their respective economies.

The future of manufacturing in Nigeria seems poised for a technological revolution.

As key players like Marilyn Rapu and Aderemi Saka advocate for a shift towards advanced technologies, there’s optimism that these changes will address the ongoing challenges and pave the way for a robust and vibrant manufacturing sector.

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FAQs

What is the NGCC?

The NGCC is a non-profit membership organization comprising both German and Nigerian-owned businesses, committed to promoting trade, investment, and economic cooperation between the two countries.

What is the EMO 2023 Technology show?

The EMO 2023 Technology show is a platform where Nigerian manufacturers can directly engage with German tech manufacturers and acquire tailored technological solutions.

What are some technologies that can help Nigerian manufacturers?

Technologies such as automation, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning can significantly boost efficiency and productivity in manufacturing.

Who is Marilyn Rapu?

Marilyn Rapu is the Director-General of the Nigerian German Chamber of Commerce (NGCC), and a strong advocate for the integration of technology in manufacturing.

What is predictive maintenance?

Predictive maintenance is a proactive maintenance strategy that involves using data analysis tools and techniques to detect anomalies in equipment operation and predict possible defects.


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