A new ultra-modern furniture factory has been commissioned in Lagos, by Nigeria’s fastest growing furniture brand, Chutes and Ladders Limited.
Wholly-owned by Chutes and Ladders, the furniture manufacturing facility, located at HFP Eastline Shopping Complex, Abraham Adesanya Roundabout, off Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ajah, Lagos, was commissioned on Thursday, February 25.
The factory is poised to provide support for Chutes and Ladders’ rapid expansions in Nigeria, especially in Lagos.
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Chutes and Ladders, Bunmi Benson, Ajila said, “Lagos is an important market for Chutes and Ladders and we have a long-term commitment and strategic interest in this market. The role of Chutes and Ladders in this industry is to be better than our external suppliers, by creating outstanding customer value in terms of price and quality.”
Chutes and Ladders Limited, an integrated professional services firm providing interior and exterior design services, furniture production, supply and installation, signages and workspace branding, remodelling and space management services to both B2B businesses and real estate sectors, is a new entrant among the prominent global and regional business players that have chosen Lagos to set up its business. The company boasts a little over seven years’ experience in the interior decoration and wood working sectors in Nigeria, and is distinguished by its fully backward integrated development approach in such a short period.
The 7,990-sq metres state-of-the-art facility will be one of the largest furniture manufacturing units in the Lekki Eti-Osa region and will produce a range of products, including upholstered furniture, modular furniture, kitchen, wardrobe and wood joinery – all of which will cater to the region’s business-to-business, B2B market.
Ajila added, “Lagos Ajah is an ideal base for us one of the most developed industrial areas in Nigeria. It also gives us an advantage of being one of the first companies to move into the location as we look forward to meeting the demand for quality interiors and furniture in the area. The manufacturing facility houses the latest and best-in class German and Italian machines, catering to B2B clients looking for European standards of process and quality as well as supporting the continued work of creating great home furnishing offerings at a low cost and with the right quality.”
Strategic Management Consultant, PR and Corporate Communications, for Chutes and Ladders, Chidiadi Madumere said, “Chutes and Ladders Limited will set up FURNIsure, a design studio in Lagos, to create meaningful furniture products and an experience which will help meet clients’ customized requests.”
The upholstering unit at Chutes and Ladders manufactures sofas, couches, chairs and other soft furniture in both leather and fabric. The wood joinery line, offers bespoke expertise, with the capacity to produce various types of customised wood-based components and furniture. Chutes and Ladders also manufactures security and internal doors.
As part of its future expansion plan, a dedicated space for office furniture manufacturing has also been allocated within the facility.
Ajila continued, “Our base in Lagos Ajah enables us to lower logistics cost, reduce the delivery time compared to competitors, who have their manufacturing facilities on the mainland and actively manage the whole supply chain. Our customers will have the opportunity to visit the facility and see for themselves how their product is being produced.
“We are here to create capacity for growth in strategically important categories where capacity is hard to find. And to add production competence to Chutes and Ladders and our suppliers.”
Chutes and Ladders Limited will benefit individual craftsmen (known as ‘carpenters’ in Nigeria along with small and medium enterprises by giving them access to infrastructure, training, equipment and markets.