By Hilary Mare
FYSAL Fresh Produce Namibia well-known as ‘the poor man’s friend’ in the north has been awarded with the best international Europe award for quality in recognition of its commitment to the quality of Business Management.
The award ceremony took place in Paris, France on Monday.
Fysal Fresh Produce is one the biggest fresh produce retail chains based in northern Namibia spreading its wings into southern Angola. Operational for over 35 years and owned by entrepreneur, Fysal Brenner (57), the entity has three wholesale outlets in Oshakati, Ondangwa and Oshikango primed for the Angolan market and a plethora of retail outlets both in Namibia and in Angola. Owing to its strength, Fysal has competed immensely with bigger South African companies and outlets in the provision of excellent service and market share in the last three decades.
Due to his divinity in business, dedication and hard work towards the social and economic challenges facing the Namibian society, Fysal Fresh Produce continues to assist the nation and society whereby the company has a budget in excess of N$1million per year for Corporate Social Responsibility.
In an effort of attributing the above awards to a source, Brenner underscored the trust and respect he has for his employees in carrying out their business related duties as the most contributing factor. He also underlined the support, encouragement from the family, friends and people in his circle as another source of inspiration in his pursuit for business excellence.
The international Europe award for quality was created to honour companies who pay special attention to the constant improvement of quality, and contributed to the upliftment and development of the country. About 20 companies from the world received awards.
The event was attended by Nangula Frieda Iithete, the Namibian ambassador to France and Brenner was accompanied by Tomas Koneka Iindji, NCCI northern branch chairperson.
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