Sterling Products commissions modern yogurt factory

-studying entry into regional markets

Sterling Products Limited (SPL) commissioned its new state-of-the-art Yo’great Yogurt manufacturing plant last Friday and it is examining entry into two key Caribbean markets by the first quarter of next year.

“Yo’great has exceeded our expectations. We are now in the process of looking back at some of the research we have done since we launched. We will be adding new flavours and putting out natural yogurt as well as cooking yogurt. There has been a huge request from different segments of the population. We also received two very serious inquiries for export to Barbados and Trinidad. That is being worked out as we speak and hopefully we can get that by the first quarter of next year.  The yogurt has done very well;

Sterling Products Limited (SPL) Chairman Dr Leslie Chin pays keen attention during a demonstration of operations at the Yo’great yogurt factory. (SPL photo)
Sterling Products Limited (SPL) Chairman Dr Leslie Chin pays keen attention during a demonstration of operations at the Yo’great yogurt factory. (SPL photo)

it’s something we are very proud of here, especially as it relates to the processing of the product,” SPL Chief Executive Officer Ramsay Ali was quoted as saying in a SPL press release.

Ali said the company is proud of its decision to use products grown and manufactured in Guyana. “The use of fresh cow’s milk and the use of locally grown fruits in the product is something that we are extremely proud of. Sterling Products is slowly but surely building a name and reputation of working with small agro-farmers and agro-businesses, supporting the industry in Guyana,” he said.

According to the release, Assistant Manufacturing Manager Sharlene Roberts echoed these statements. “We count it as a privilege to use local fruits and fresh cow’s milk.

This is something that we are very proud of because we are supporting local agro-processing and the farmers who are involved in industry,” she said.

In his remarks, Chairman of the Board Dr Leslie Chin said the introduction of Yo’great was a major step for the company and one which has had positive results to date. Despite several challenges, Dr Chin said the product must be seen as a stepping stone for the company and an indication of greater things to come.

Yo’great is currently available in five flavours—sour sop, pineapple, guava, strawberry and vanilla—and is available at locations countrywide.