February 22, 2019

Julius Berger AFP, Miele partner in new Lagos showroom deal.


Julius Berger AFP, the premium furniture and furnishing subsidiary of BrandNigeria’s top leadership award-winning engineering construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, has officially opened its showroom to customers at Plot 33, Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The showroom brings to the doorsteps of customers in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre and its environs an exotic, full range of furniture and furnishing offerings designed and produced from the turnkey Julius Berger AFP manufacturing factory based in Idu Industrial Estate, Abuja. The event was in furtherance of the unique partnership between Julius Berger AFP and frontline home appliances company, Miele.

While on the one hand, Julius Berger Abuja Furniture Production (AFP) is reputed for being Nigeria’s award-winning and industry leader in total furniture and furnishing design, production and implementation, Miele Nigeria on the other hand, supplies premium German domestic and professional range of appliances, including ovens, cooker hoods, microwaves, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washers, dryers, care products and accessories which are renown around the globe for technical sophistication, stability and durability. Accordingly, the purpose of the partnership is that Julius Berger AFP will deliver high quality and fit-for-purpose furniture and furnishing offerings that matches the size and accentuates the grand style of the high-grade Miele appliances; a partnership intended to achieve total customer satisfaction.

The memorable event, which show-cased a brilliantly functional and marketing collaboration between Julius Berger AFP and Miele weekend, was graced by the executive management of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc led by the Managing Director, Dr. Lars Richter. Julius Berger’s Director of Corporate Development, Mr. Tobias Meletschus as well as the Company Secretary, Barr. (Mrs) Cecilia Madueke, the General Manager of Julius Berger AFP, Mr. Oliver Cohnen as well as Mr. Marcus Reiff, Mr. Uchenna Uzoewulu among other senior officials of Julius Berger. The Managing Director of Miele, Mr. Mustapha Olorunimbe and other members of Miele’s Board of Directors, including Mr. Akim Bolarinwa were also present at the well-choreographed corporate ceremony.

The colourful event was graced by the royal presence and blessing of His Royal Majesty, Alaiyeluwa Rilwanu Akiolu I, the Oba of Lagos who was accompanied by distinguished Lagos white cap chiefs, amongst whom was the Seun of Lagos, Chief Omogbolahun Durosinmi. The Oba of Lagos recalled that Julius Berger began its business in Nigeria in the 1960s in Lagos, and prayed for Julius Berger’s continuing good success in its business collaboration with Miele at its well situated and properly laid out showroom in Lagos. Among other significant dignitaries who were notably present at the ceremony were the Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom of Lagos State, His Royal Majesty, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi Kushenla III, and His Royal Majesty, Mohammed Adio Yusuf, Oba Onisiwo of Tomaro and Abagbo land.

The colourful event was graced by the royal presence and blessing of His Royal Majesty, Alaiyeluwa Rilwanu Akiolu I, the Oba of Lagos who was accompanied by distinguished Lagos white cap chiefs, amongst whom was the Seun of Lagos, Chief Omogbolahun Durosinmi. The Oba of Lagos recalled that Julius Berger began its business in Nigeria in the 1960s in Lagos, and prayed for Julius Berger’s continuing good success in its business collaboration with Miele at its well situated and properly laid out showroom in Lagos. Among other significant dignitaries who were notably present at the ceremony were the Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom of Lagos State, His Royal Majesty, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi Kushenla III, and His Royal Majesty, Mohammed Adio Yusuf, Oba Onisiwo of Tomaro and Abagbo land.

Speaking later to the media at the event the General Manager of the Julius Berger AFP, Mr. Oliver Cohnen, said: “while Julius Berger AFP, a subsidiary of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, is renowned for making top-of-the-pack home and office furniture, Miele is a German manufacturer of premium domestic and professional range of electrical appliances, known around the globe for sophistication and durability.” The Managing Director of Miele Nigeria, Mustapha Olorunimbe added that, “the partnership between Julius Berger AFP and Miele Nigeria is also a demonstration of the mutual trust both brands have for each other which is predicated on their rich history of delivering maximum satisfaction to our respective customers. It is practically the passing of a vote of confidence on our respective brands. We seek the total satisfaction and happiness of our customers under one roof.”