Surface Wilmar has resumed operations after receiving foreign currency support from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.
This comes after cooking oil manufacturer had suspended its operations citing foreign currency shortages, which have continued to affect the local industry leading to continued failure to service foreign supplier obligations.
Surface Wilmar owns Chitungwiza based Surface (manufacturers of Pure Drop) and Olivine Industries.
Surface Wilmar CEO ylvester Mangani said the funding availed had seen the company resuming operations, although further capital is still required to hit full production.
He said the company has resumed production of Pure Drop and Olivine cooking oil brands.
“We had stopped production because of foreign currency challenges but our commitment to Zimbabwe never changed. We remain firmly commited to Zimbabwe and it is our belief that we will remain the biggest cooking oil manufacturer,” said Mangani.