Julius Berger MD, Dr. Lars Richter
By Our Reporter
Construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC weekend retained its top position in Nigeria’s construction sector with a fourth consecutive award in recognition of its outstanding quality and best international standards and practice in the building and construction industry for 2019. The company bagged the same award in the 2018 event.
At a well attended event with the who is who in the various industrial sectors in attendance at the Oriental hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos weekend, Julius Nigeria emerged the winner in the building and construction sector with a Business Strength Measurement, BSM of 48.2 as against it’s 2018 rating of 47.2 an improvement of +1.
According the Mr Taiwo Oluboyede, the CEO of the BrandNigeria event, Top Brands Nigeria, the BSM ratings of nominated companies are determined by their individual Brand Identity/Retention, Quality Elements, Market/Category Leadership, Innovation, National Spread, Online Engagement and their respective Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Consciousness.
According to Mr Taiwo Oluboyede, “Julius Berger has a progressive and open-minded corporate culture. The company never stands still in its efforts to drive both the organisation and it’s clients’ developments forward.”
At the event, Julius Berger was singled out for an ovation for its punctuality and being the fist corporation to arrive on schedule. Asked later by media correspondents how he was able to mobilise his team from Abuja to the event earlier than others who live in Lagos, Prince Moses Duku, the Head of Media Relations of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc said: ”We are from Julius Berger Nigeria Plc where punctuality is the soul of business; as a policy, we habitually work to arrive at every milestone and assignment as planned. That corporate culture proudly productively underpin our reliabilty to our clients in every project. That is who we are and what we bring to every work and project. As a company, that is and remains our historical legacy; a tenacity and consistency of purpose that has made us win the highly coveted construction sector leadership award for the 4th consecutive time running. We intend to maintain our enviable momentum and remain the trusted and prefered partner when project timelines and success matters most to the client. That is Julius Berger’s promise. On behalf of the executive Management and entire staff of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, I wish to appreciate and thank the BrandNigeria organization for the objectivity that has continued to guide the ratings and which has kept the nominations for the awards only merit-driven.”
The CEO of BrandNigeria had earlier noted that it has been widely observed and acknowledged that: “no matter the challenges and regardless of the scope, Julius Berger approaches each project not only as a contractor, but as a partner for project success.” Tracing the history of its works in Nigeria back to the construction of Eko bridge in Lagos in 1965 which it added “still stands strong today” the Top Brands Nigeria CEO said “…it is a testimony to Julius Berger’s leadership in delivering enduring quality.”
Furthermore, Mr Oluboyede speaking from the citation of Julius Berger from the BrandNigeria 2019 Manual, said that, among many other fine technical qualities of Julius Berger, the company places emphasis on the deployment of progressive construction methods and innovative technologies to achieve sustainable and value-driven solutions as the scope of Julius Berger’s operations covers “all areas of construction including the pre and post phases. Success is built on the strategy of having vertically integrated operations, which improve efficiency and timelines of project execution.”
To underscore the foregoing, Top Brands Nigeria said, “Julius Berger is a brand that is unmistakably recognised throughout Nigeria, a brand that has built a track record of delivering the highest level of performance and a brand synonymous with quality and reliability.”
The Chief Executive Officer of Top Brands Nigeria, Mr. Taiwo Oluboyede in his opening remarks at the landmark event congratulated Julius Berger Nigeria and other sectoral winners declaring that, “today, these are the best top brands in Nigeria.”
Julius Berger’s Head of Media Relations, Prince Moses Duku received the prestigious Award on behalf of the company from two members of the organisers’ Advisory Board, Barr. Joseph Okonmah and respected Advertising and Communication doyen, the CEO of LadyBird Communications limited, the erudite Mrs Bunmi Oke.
Other winners at the award event included the Dangote Group, Shell Petroleum, Total, MTN, Globacom,Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria Breweries, Toyota, Lafarge, Oando Petroleum, the Honeywell Group, Shoprite, Channels Television, Daar Communication/AIT and Punch newspapers, etc.