Proton Bakers Celebrates 7 Years of Success in Bulawayo

Written by on April 8, 2024

Charity Chikara


Proton Bakers, a major bakery player in Bulawayo, recently celebrated their 7th anniversary in the city, an event graced by the Deputy Minister of Industry.

Proton Bakers prioritizes community engagement and hence invited clients, employees, and partners to the highly esteemed celebratory ceremony.

Speaking on the sidelines of the event in an interview with Skyz Metro, Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce, Hon. Raj Modi commended the company’s contribution to national development goals through job creation, aligning with National Development Strategy One (NDS1) and the achievement of Vision 2030.

“We always appreciate as a government, it shows the prosperity in our country as you can see the investment, the amount if money put in for such progress shows trust in our government.

People are complaining based on hearsay about Zimbabwe not being a good investment destination. This is a live and positive testament that Zimbabwe is a good investment destination. I encourage other businesses people to invest in our country, “said Hon Modi.

He emphasized Proton Bakers as a successful example for potential investors in Zimbabwe

Proton Bakers’s managing director, Mr. Gerry Tselentis expressed gratitude to staff, customers, and partners for their role in the company’s Bulawayo success story.

“We are so proud to be part of the Bulawayo community. 7 years seem to have flown by. It feels unbelievable. It hasn’t been easy. We have faced challenges economically, challenges in the market, and supplying our customers, amongst many.

However, this celebration is a testament that shows that we have overcome this as a team. We celebrate the community that has embraced us,” he said.

The ceremony featured employee testimonials highlighting how Proton Bakers has positively impacted their lives, enabling educational pursuits and property ownership.

The Marondera-headquartered company experienced a remarkable 400% sales growth in Bulawayo within their first year of operation, creating over 150 jobs.

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