Dangote Cement Plc is a Nigerian multinational publicly traded cement manufacturer headquartered in Lagos. The company is engaged in the manufacture, preparation, import, packaging, and distribution of cement and related products in Nigeria and has plants or import terminals in other African countries.
Dangote Cement PLC is operating in other countries through subsidiaries, either involved in the manufacturing and sale of cement or in the construction of cement plants/grinding plants/terminals. Integrated plants are either operating or under construction stage in Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal, republic of Congo, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya, whereas cement grinding plants are either under operation or under installation in Cameroon, Ghana, Cote d'ivoire, Liberia and south Africa. There is a cement terminal under operation in Ghana and one under construction in Sierra Leone. The company commissioned its first cement terminal in December 2010 and first produced cement from an integrated plant in November, 2006.
Dangote Cement Plc is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries, which was founded by Aliko Dangote in 1981 as a trading business with an initial focus on importation of bagged cement and other commodities such as rice, sugar, flour, salt and fish.
Over time, the Group began to import bulk cement into the Apapa and Port Harcourt terminals, which it then bagged for distribution. Through the 1990s, the Group made a strategic decision to transition from a trading based business into a fully-fledged integrated manufacturing operation. This is where our ambitious plan to become Africa’s leading Cement producer began.
To be a global leader in cement production, respected for the quality of our products and services and for the way we conduct our business.
To deliver strong returns to our shareholders by selling high-quality products at affordable prices, backed by excellent customer service.
To help Nigeria and other African countries towards self-reliance and self-sufficiency in the production of the world’s most basic commodity, by establishing efficient production facilities in strategic locations close to key growth markets.
To provide economic benefits to local communities by way of direct and indirect employment in all countries in which we operate.
To lead the way in areas such as governance, sustainability and environmental conservation and to set a good example for other companies to follow.
Customer Service: As a world-class organization, we understand that we exist to serve and satisfy our customers. Accordingly, our customer orientation reflects intimacy, integrity and learning.
Entrepreneurship: We continuously seek and develop new business, employing state-of-the-art methods to retain our market leadership.
Excellence: We are a large organisation, working together to deliver the best products and services to our valuable customers and stakeholders. To achieve this, we demonstrate teamwork, respect and meritocracy.
Leadership: We thrive on being leaders in our business, markets and communities. To drive this we focus on continuous improvement, partnership and professionalism.
We are proudly Nigeria’s pioneer and largest Brewing firm. Our company was incorporated in 1946 and in June 1949, we recorded a landmark when the first bottle of STAR lager beer rolled off our Lagos Brewery bottling lines. This first brewery in Lagos has undergone several optimization processes and as at today boasts of one of the most modern brew house in the country.
In 1957, we commissioned our second brewery in Aba. The Aba Brewery has also recently undergone several optimization processes and has been fitted with best in brewery technology. In 1963 we commissioned our Kaduna Brewery while Ibadan Brewery came on stream in 1982. In 1993, we acquired our fifth brewery in Enugu. A sixth brewery, sited at Ama-eke in 9th Mile, Enugu was commissioned and christened Ama Brewery in October 2003. Ama Brewery is today the biggest and most modern brewery in Nigeria.
Operations in the Old Enugu Brewery were however discontinued in 2004. We acquired a malting Plant in Aba in 2008.
In October 2011, our company bought majority equity interests in Sona Systems Associates Business Management Limited, (Sona Systems) and Life Breweries company Limited from Heineken N.V. This followed Heineken’s acquisition of controlling interests in five breweries in Nigeria from Sona Group in January 2011. Sona Systems’ two breweries in Ota and Kaduna, and Life Breweries in Onitsha have now become part of Nigerian Breweries Plc, together with the three brands: Goldberg lager, Malta Gold and Life Continental lager.
In 2014, we got approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the respective shareholders of both Nigerian Breweries Plc and Consolidated Breweries Plc to merge the operations of both companies. The merger became final on December 31, 2014
Following the successful merger, we now have three additional breweries in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Awo-Omamma in Imo State and Makurdi in Benue State. The merger also brought an additional seven brands into our portfolio.
Thus, from that humble beginning in 1946, our company has now grown into a Brewing Company with 11 breweries, 2 malting plants and 26 Sales depots from which our high quality products are distributed to all parts of Nigeria.
Nigerian Breweries Plc has a growing export business which covers global sales and marketing of our brands and dates back to 1986. NB Plc offers sales, logistics and marketing support to make our brands shelf-ready in international markets, including world-class outlets such as TESCO and ASDA Stores in the United Kingdom. Our brands are available in over thirteen countries, across the United Kingdom, South Africa, Middle-East, West Africa and the United States of America.
"To be the leading beverage company in Nigeria, marketing high quality brands to deliver superior customer satisfaction in an environmentally friendly way”.