Engr. Adeyemi MOFIKOYA holds a B.Eng degree in Electrical Engineering…
So, I decided to write about myself in this edition (lol).
When there are challenges, Opportunities present itself! Opportunities are Ilabe
In Nigeria, 45% of food spoils mainly due to lack of cold chain. Perishable food especially fresh fruits and vegetables start to deteriorate as soon as they are harvested because they are cut from their source of water and nutrition. They lose freshness, weight, texture, flavor, nutritional value and appeal hence affecting patronage. Cooling significantly slows down the rate of deterioration, thereby increasing the storage life of the produce.
45% loss is huge, so I got thinking then I came up with a localized solution; Insulated cabins for Tricycles; this is the first of its kind in Nigeria (West-Africa).
These insulated cabins are Polyurethane insulated and the refrigerating units are DC powered.
The achievable temperatures are Chillers (0 deg C) and Freezers ( -8 deg C).
The cabin size is 2.125 cubic meters with 500Kg load capacity. This solution can be used for Meat, Fish, Milk, FFV, Chicken, Ice cubes, Beverages, Drugs/Vaccines and Ice-cream, Yoghurt distribution.
The product is still in its developmental stage but we have carried out a few roll-outs and still working on other orders.
The possibilities are unquantifiable and we believe that some solutions can be localized by being innovative.
Innovation means continuous improvement or Kaizen (Japanese philosophy).
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Engr. Adeyemi MOFIKOYA holds a B.Eng degree in Electrical Engineering and M.Sc (Control Engineering). He is a Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA), Certified Automation Engineer (CAE), Post-Graduate Diploma in Industrial Automation (PGDIA), a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE), a Registered Engineer (COREN), and Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administrators of Nigeria and also a Fellow of the Institute of Brand Management of Nigeria (FIBMN). He started his career with Lafarge Africa PLC where he gained wide experience in Manufacturing, Operations Management and Procurement. He also has few stints in the Oil & Gas industry as a Field Engineer. He later joined Vitafoam Nigeria PLC in 2010 as a Sales Engineer and was later transferred to Vitapur Nigeria Limited (a subsidiary) as one of her pioneer staff (Management Cadre) and then he rose to become the Head of Sales & Marketing in October 2011. Due to his excellent and outstanding performance, he was appointed as the General Manager of Vitapur Nigeria Limited in the Year 2016. He won the Prestigious Chairman’s merit award in the year 2015 as the best Management staff. With over 15years experience cutting across Manufacturing, Oil & Gas and Power generation organizations; he has built private companies in the Start-ups space not limited to Procurement, Construction, NGO, Engineering services and Agricultural products. He has attended various training both Local and International. He has also won various laurels. He is happily married and blessed with two lovely kids.