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March 5th, 2021
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Bidco Africa Sets up Futuristic Electricity Infrastructure

Bidco Africa has partnered with Schneider Electric, provider of energy and automated digital solutions, to install a smart electrification solution at its latest production site at Industrial Park in Ruiru-Kiambu County.

For the past three years, Bidco has set out to build one of the largest production facilities in the region using the latest technology on an 80-acre industrial park on the outskirts of Nairobi.

The factory is home to the company’s instant noodles, Nitrofilled Juices, Sodas, Energy drinks and Mineral water.

Bidco is putting in place an electrical infrastructure that will help scale up its operations, boost efficiency and ensure sustainability.

It will also ensure the facility is future-ready and is able to integrate renewable power sources with Internet-of-Things functionality.

“We were looking for electrical technologies that would create efficiency and allow for scalability as we look towards increasing the facility’s site and operations.”

Group Chairman, Mr Vimal Shah.

“We found the excellent partner in Schneider Electric who implemented a solution that adapted to our needs, was able to operate a robust electrical backbone that is fault-tolerant and future-ready to support our operations,” he added.

According to reports by Citizen Kenya, Schneider Electric has provided and installed a suite of hardware and software based on its EcoStruxure platform.

The EcoStruxure Substation Operation is a digital backbone connecting best-in-class operational technology (OT) solutions with the latest in IT technology to unlock trapped value in operations and leverage the true potential of the Internet of Things.

It will improve how the site’s substation infrastructure is operated, maintained, protected and monitored.

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