Lagos – Nigeria -20th September 2016 BOBST has broadcast that it will open an office in Lagos, Nigeria to enhance the support provided to customers in West and Central Africa. The formal launch of the new office took place at a cocktail dinner Party held at the EKO HOTESLS & SUITES, Victoria Island – Lagos.

Samir Khoudja, BOBST’s Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa, said, “West Africa, and Nigeria in particular, is a very dynamic market. By opening an office in Lagos, the city with the biggest population in the most populous country in Africa, we will be closer to our customers and able to provide them with an even higher standard of service. Establishing this presence in Lagos is a significant step for BOBST and we expect that it will lead to further expansion in the region.”

The announcement was made at a cocktail dinner reception held on the 20th September at EKO HOTESLS & SUITES, Victoria Island, Lagos. Around fifty VIP guests, including the Brand owners, Chairman, Presidents/CEOs, COO and Managing Directors of many packaging Converters, labels Producers and FMCG companies, members of Diplomatic corps,  the Consul General of Switzerland in Lagos; Yves Nicolet, Head of Netherlands Representation in Lagos /Deputy head of Mission Abuja; Michel L. H. Deelen, Nigerian government officials and the print and electronic media, attended the event at the EKO Hotel & Suites.

BOBST is one of the world’s leading suppliers of equipment and services to packaging and label manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible materials industries. The company currently has a sales and service center in Tunis, Tunisia, with overall responsibility for BOBST activities in Africa and the Middle East. The new BOBST office in Lagos will cover Nigeria and the wider West Africa region, providing pre-sales assistance and technical support for BOBST sheet-fed and web-fed customers.

Founded in 1890 by Joseph Bobst in Lausanne, Switzerland, BOBST has a presence in more than 50 countries, runs 12 production facilities in 8 countries and employs close to 5 000 people around the world.  The firm recorded a consolidated turnover of CHF 1.33 billion for the year ended December 31st, 2015.