Dio Vince Company Ltd is making waves in the Nigerian market as a major importer and seller of commercial bakery machines, kitchen equipment, and other related products. In a recent interview, the company’s founder and CEO, Dio Vincent, shared his insights into the business, its history, and its future plans.
Vincent graduated from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, where he studied mathematics. After completing his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 2019, he searched for a job but was unable to find one. With an uncle already established in the business of importing and selling industrial equipment, including bakery machines and kitchen equipment, Vincent considered the industry as a viable option. He chose to pursue this line of work because of his love of machines and his belief that Nigeria’s food industry has yet to fully embrace the potential of manufacturing such equipment within the country.
Vincent’s first step was to learn the business, which he did for a year, studying the secrets of Lagos’s commercial landscape and the intricacies of importing and selling industrial equipment. After completing his training, Vincent was granted a start-up fund by his uncle, and Dio Vince Company Ltd was born.
Dio Vince Company Ltd has become well-known for offering sales and installation of bakery equipment, commercial kitchens for hotels, restaurants, and fast food outlets, and setting up supermarkets with all the necessary accessories. The company’s equipment has made life easier for bakers and chefs, allowing them to make a variety of dishes and pastries quickly and with precision.
Vincent is committed to ensuring that the products his company imports and sells meet the highest standards of quality and safety. He works with top players in the industry and plans to negotiate for even better quality in the future. Furthermore, the company is focused on staying up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in the industry. Although Vincent notes that Nigeria is slow to embrace innovative solutions, Dio Vince Company Ltd is working on new ideas that will benefit its customers.
Dio Vince Company Ltd is proud of the repair and maintenance services it offers, which include a team of engineers specializing in different types of machines. The company is committed to the ongoing education and training of its technicians to ensure they are knowledgeable about the equipment they are working on.
The company has been involved in several successful projects and partnerships. Ebeano Supermarket, Dof Bakers Calabar, and Mimie Chin-Chin Uyo have all sourced their equipment from Dio Vince Company Ltd. Vincent notes that a well-served customer is a link to much more business, and he credits the company’s success to its strong focus on customer service.
The bakery and kitchen equipment industry in Nigeria is a promising one, but it is currently suffering from the country’s economic instability. Despite this, Dio Vince Company Ltd is working with bakers and chefs to understand their needs and find ways to help solve problems. The company is currently developing a gas-powered contact grill to provide a cheaper option for its customers.
When asked how Dio Vince Company Ltd differentiates itself from its competitors, Vincent notes that customer service is a top priority. The company works closely with customers to determine their needs and provide customized solutions. Dio Vince Company Ltd also offers equipment consultation for all interested parties, and the service is free for customers.
Finally, Vincent advises aspiring entrepreneurs interested in starting their own import and export businesses to learn the process thoroughly and avoid the temptation to make millions quickly. He notes that the industry is capital-intensive, and the more capital you have, the faster you can succeed. However, he also believes that the better you understand the system, the further you can go, and the more challenges you can overcome.