Arla Foods amba is an international cooperative based in Viby, Denmark, and the largest producer of dairy products in Scandinavia. Arla Foods was formed as the result of a merger between the Swedish dairy cooperative Arla and the Danish dairy company MD Foods on 17 April 2000.
Arla is the 4th largest dairy company in the world, with major foot prints across several categories such as Cheese, Butter, Milk Powder, UHT, Evaporated Milk and Yogurt. Some of its prominent brands include Arla, Lurpak, Castello, Puck, Apetina, Cocio & Dano
Arla Foods is a dairy cooperative, owned by over 13,500 farmers. Our philosophy of producing natural, healthy and high quality dairy products for consumers dates back to the 1880s
The Arla history dates back to 1881 when the first dairies in Denmark and Sweden were founded.
Over the years many more co-operative daires were founded. After The Second World War there was 1,650 dairies in Denmark only and the number kept growing until the 1960's when the first ideas of creating nation wide dairies was suggested. From then on mergers and acquisitions among dairies was part of the daily life in both Denmark and Sweden.
In year 2000 the Danish MD Foods and the Swedish Arla ekonomisk Förening decided to merge. This was the first large cross national merger in the Nordic dairy industry - only to see many more come after.
Landmarks in Arla history from 2000 and forward:
2004 Arla acquired National Cheese Company in Canada, and become a producer and distributor of cheese in all Canada.
2005 Arla and the Chinese dairy company China Mengniu Company started a partnership in producing milk powder for the Chinese market.
2006 Arla bought the American cheese speciality dairy White Clover in Wisconsin, USA.
2006 Arla bought the privately owned Dairy, Tholstrup Cheese, adding the Castello brand to the Arla brand history.2006 Arla announced the purchase of the privately owned Finnish dairy Ingman Foods Oy Ab.
2007 Merger between Arla and Express Dairies in the UK. The merger creates the UK's leading supplier of dairy products under the name of Arla Foods UK plc.
2007 Arla Foods establishes new joint venture with Artis in Russia creating the new Russian company Arla Foods Artis LCC.
2009 Arla bought the Dutch dairy Friesland Fresh Foods in Nijkerk, changing it's name to Arla Foods BV.
2010 Shareholders of Westbury Dairies Ltd announced joint venture with Arla Foods UK plc.
2011 Merger between Arla and Hansa-Milch eG from Germany, 670 active German farmers became cooperative owners of Arla Foods a.m.b.a.
2011 EU’s competition authorities gave the go-ahead for Arla Foods’ acquisition of Allgäuland-Käsereien in Southern Germany.
2012 Arla merged with the German dairy company Milch-union Hocheifel MUH, and British Milk Link. The mergers meant that Arla Foods grew from 8,024 co-operative owners in Denmark, Sweden and Germany to 12,300 co-operative owners in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the UK.
2012 Arla signed agreements with China’s leading dairy company China Mengniu Dairy Company Ltd. and with the leading food and beverage company in China, COFCO Corporation.
CHI Limited is a part of the Coca Cola Company. Incorporated in 1980, CHI Limited primarily caters to the needs of health conscious Nigerian customers, for high quality and healthy fruit drinks, fruit juices, dairy products and snacks.
An ISO 22000 certified company, CHI Limited’s world class, state of the art manufacturing facility deploys the most advanced processing and packaging technology available anywhere in the world. The company also dedicates resources to research and development to ensure that CHI products provide the essential vitamins and nutrients that the consumer requires for healthy living. This is why the “House of CHI” logo is now widely regarded as a symbol of unquestionable quality.
CHI Limited has established footprints in urban and rural Nigeria with large number of depot operations across the nation. The company is also one of the few Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies flying the Nigerian flag across Africa with quality exports that are competing favourably with brands from the rest of the world.
The passion for excellence and commitment for sustainable development is exemplified by the significant investment of CHI Limited in manufacturing and other related infrastructure projects. Thus, CHI Limited provides direct employment to over 2,500 employees and indirect employment to an estimated 50,000 people throughout its value chain.
PROFILE- HOUSE OF CHI | JUICE | DAIRY | SNACKS
CHI Limited is one of the most admired companies in the Food & Beverages industry in Nigeria. It offers products that are themselves benchmarks in their respective categories of Juice, Dairy and Snacks. Today, CHI Limited is the undisputed market leader in fruit juices, fruit drinks and yoghurts in Nigeria. Its products are in compliance with the International Industry Standards thereby making it a consumer favourite Brand.
In the Juice Nectar Still Drinks (JNSD) category, CHI Limited has mega brands such as CHIVITA 100%, CHIVITA Active, CHI Exotic, Happy Hour by Chivita, CHIVITA Ice Tea & Capri-Sun.
CHI Limited also takes great pride in its range of dairy products, which include Hollandia Yoghurt, Hollandia Evaporated Milk, Hollandia UHT Milk, Hollandia Soya Milk, CHI Fit and Smart Fruit Milk Drink, to name a few.
Its range of snack foods includes SuperBite Premium Beef Sausage Roll, SuperBite Peppy, Beefie Beef Roll, Beefie Meat Pie, HungryMan’s Beefie and CHI Classic Cake. CHI Limited has successfully dominated market shelves over the years through the introduction of exciting value-added extensions and variants of its numerous brands. The company has something to offer almost everyone including children, young adults, men and women. CHI’s products help to cater to the diverse needs and palates of every segment of this dynamic population, thus making CHI brands the most admired across all major demographic segments. Renowned for their natural ingredients, CHI products provide great and refreshing taste, while being the first choice of the health-conscious consumer. Enjoy the wholesome taste of quality products from CHI brands!
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.
Providing your basic needs
Dangote Group is one of Nigeria’s most diversified business conglomerates with a hard – earned reputation for excellent business practices and products’ quality with its operational headquarters in the bustling metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria in West Africa.
The Group’s activities encompass:
Cement – Manufacturing & Distribution
Sugar – Manufacturing / Refining & Distribution
Flour & Semolina – Milling & Distribution
Pasta – Manufacturing & Distribution
Salt – Refining & Distribution
Food Seasoning – Production & Distribution of stock seasoning cubes
Vegetable Oil – Refining & Distribution
Tomato Paste – Manufacturing & Distribution
Crude Oil Refinery – Refining & Distribution
Petrochemicals – Refining & Distribution
Fertilizer – Manufacturing & Distribution
Packaging Materials – Manufacturing & Distribution
Logistics – Port Management & Haulage
Food & Beverages
Aliko Dangote Foundation
Since inception, the Group has experienced phenomenal growth on account of quality of its goods and services, its focus on cost leadership and efficiency of its human capital. Today, Dangote Group is a multi-billion Naira company poised to reach new heights in every endeavor.
In pursuit of self reliance
Dangote Group is striving for self-reliance in Nigeria in all the sectors where it operates and has drawn up ambitious plans to set up world-class projects in new realms such as Agriculture, Petroleum Refinery & Petrochemicals, fertilizer, and Telecom. The Group has almost single-handedly taken Nigeria to self sufficiency in cement and is expanding rapidly across Africa, helping other countries achieve the same.
Nurturing a Vision
Dangote Group continues to grow its vision of becoming the leading provider of essential needs in Food and Shelter in Sub-Saharan Africa. We continue to sustain and improve on our market leadership in Cement Manufacturing, Sugar Milling, Sugar Refining, Flour Milling, Manufacturing of Pasta ( Spaghetti & Macaroni ), Port Operations, Noodles Manufacturing, Packaging Material Production and Salt Refining. In line with our philosophy, we will continue to provide the basic needs of Nigerians.
The future of manufacturing in Nigeria is very bright considering the huge endowment of natural resources, the abundant pool of skilled work force and the enormous market potential the Country offers to investors. Dangote Group is well poised to harness these opportunities with relentless drive and commitment it took to become the leading player in its various markets. I commend the management team and staff of Dangote Group for their commitment and dedication to realizing the objectives of the Group, as we strive to reach greater heights.
Everyday we nourish Nigerians with quality dairy nutrition
The country’s foremost dairy company and market leader is FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC, an affiliate of Royal FrieslandCampina in The Netherlands. For over 60 years, FrieslandCampina WAMCO has been providing high quality dairy products through its brands, Peak, Three Crowns and Friso; these brands have become household names. Over the years, we have defined our involvement in Nigeria by addressing three global challenges: nutrient security, sustainability and support for farmers.
At the heart of the Company’s operations in Nigeria is the passion to make quality dairy nutrition affordable and accessible. This is strongly rooted in the company’s mission statement of nourishing Nigerians with quality dairy nutrition. This mission is made possible by the company’s innovativeness and extensive distribution network across Nigeria.
FrieslandCampina WAMCO has continued to play a leading role in the production, processing, packaging, marketing and distribution of various milk products in Nigeria; being the pioneer of local manufacturing of evaporated milk and the introduction of fortified based milk products in Nigeria.
Linked to its mission is the Dairy Development Programme (DDP), an inclusive business model with an array of community activities that encourages local economic development in milk production to meet the needs of consumers, farmers, local communities, the government, and our business. This has helped us to develop new institutional capacities, policies and practices that benefit pastoralists, small-holder farmers and the country as a whole.
Under the DDP, we actively share our long-established knowledge in the field of dairy farming. Through our knowledge-sharing, training courses, exchange programmes and the establishment of local milk collection systems, the Dairy Development Programme has already supported over 3500 local dairy farmers (including 900 women). Through the DDP, our company supports farmers to expand their investment opportunities as the milk collected from the dairy farmers are used in the local manufacturing of Peak evaporated milk.
FrieslandCampina WAMCO aims is to keep milk affordable in Nigeria, ensuring access to quality milk, fortified with the required nutrients; and enlightening consumers on how to make healthier choices and live an active lifestyle. Our Company will maintain its No. 1 position as the nation’s leading milk manufacturing company by investing in its people, products and by being an excellent corporate citizen.
FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria is a collaboration between Royal FrieslandCampina and local partners.
cc Through the leadership of our visionary founder, Dr. Innocent Chukwuma [OFR] our reputation as one of the leading proponents of made-in-Nigeria brands started from a humble beginning 38 years ago!
What merely began as motorcycle spare parts retailing/trading has over the years grown into one of Nigeria’s biggest industrial success story. Dissatisfied with the ever increasing cost of imported foreign-used [tokunbo] motorcycles as well as the brand new ones, our founder took a major leap of faith that permanently altered the history and course of the Innoson Group.
The Innoson group is still marching forward ever stronger!
He switched from a trader to become a manufacturer of brand new motorcycles in Nigeria through Innoson Nigeria Limited crashing the market price from N150,000 to N70,000. The Innoson brand of motorcycles maintained the same quality as the foreign imported new ones, but sold for less, even cheaper than the foreign-used. This audacious move of his till today is responsible for the eradication of foreign-used [tokunbo] motorcycles in Nigeria!
Backed by this unprecedented success in the history of Nigeria, the Innoson group launched further into industrial manufacturing through technology transfer. 38 Years after our founder started this remarkable journey, today, with over 7400 Nigerian workers, the Innoson group is still marching forward ever stronger!
Driving the Nigerian economy forward through industrialization, technology transfer and job creation.
Becoming Africa’s biggest manufacturer of made-in-Nigeria products. .
Pioneering the local production of foreign imported industrial goods cost effectively.
– we’ve done it before for motorcycles; we are doing it again for automobiles!
In the beginning….
The year was 1978; a commercial town situated in the Eastern part of Nigeria, called Nnewi was the central hub for motorcycle importation. As it is today for tokunbo (foreign used) cars, so it was then for tokunbo motorcycles, they were the status quo.
By 1987, a brand new motorcycle sold for N150,000 and a tokunbo one sold for N100,000 – N90,000. Things would have continued this way to this day, but for the intervention of a 25 years old Nigerian, named Innocent Chukwuma, the founder of Innoson Motors (IVM).
Driven by his passion for people and his core business philosophy of bringing down costs and passing the gain to customers, he pioneered the first Made-in-Nigeria Motorcycle brand that sold for as low as N60,000. By year 2002, he had successfully driven out tokunbo (foreign used) motorcycles out of Nigeria forever!
We are manufacturing durable and affordable brand new automobiles for Africans. Our brand new automobiles are selling for almost the cost of their tokunbo equivalents. And they are as good as any foreign automobile brand you know.
The statistics are alarming, according to a recent research by PricewatershouseCoopers (PwC), the ratio of brand new automobiles to foreign used ones on Nigerian road is 1 : 131. Meaning that for every brand new car bought, there are 131 tokunbo ones!
…Why do we exist?
To eradicate “tokunbo” (foreign used) automobiles from Africa
…what do we want to achieve?
To become the pride of African roads i.e. Africa’s most preferred automobile brand
…how do we achieve these?
To make durable and affordable brand new automobiles for Africans
NASCON Allied Industries Plc (previously National Salt Company of Nigeria Plc) was established in 1973 as a salt refinery at Ijoko (Near Sango-Ota); Ogun State as a joint venture between the Federal Military Government of Nigeria and Atlantic Salt & Chemical Inc. of Los Angeles, California, USA, due to an identified need for self-sufficiency in the production of this essential commodity.
In order to achieve this, the Federal Military Government appointed Messrs Atlantic Salt & Chemical Company Incorporation as Technical Partner for the establishment of this company in October 1972; the technical agreement was signed on March 1973. The National Salt Company of Nigeria was thus incorporated on April 30, 1973.The equity shareholding of the company at the time was:
Federal Military Government of Nigeria 55%
Atlantic Salt & Chemical Inc. 35% (Technical Partner)
Former Western State Government 10% (Now Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Lagos and Ekiti States)
The construction work commenced on October 20, 1974. Construction of the refinery was completed in December 1975 and erection of plants and machinery was completed in August 1976, with a total capacity of 110,00Mt. With the acquisition of controlling shares by Dangote Group, the average daily production increased to 600,000 metric tons per annum, with the inclusion of three refineries in Apapa, Oregun and Port Harcourt.
The production activity at the Apapa plant started in 2001 with the production of edible and kitchen salt in 25kg and 50 kg (bulk) sizes. The Port Harcourt refinery commenced production in 2003, while production at Oregun kicked off with the production of iodized table salt in 250g, 500g and 1Kg sachet sizes for domestic use under the brand names Annapurna®* and Dangote®.
*Annapurna is a brand name owned by West Africa Popular Foods (WAPF) as a joint venture between NASCON and Unilever Nigeria Plc.
By-products from the salt refining process include:
Fine (butter) salt (used in the production of biscuits and confection)
Granulated kitchen salt and industrial salt.
PRODUCT EXTENSION/PRODUCT LINE EVOLUTION
In 2014, the business expanded its product lines to further increase profitability in line with our long-term growth objectives. In 2014, NASCON took advantage of its leadership position in the production of specialized PDV salt, and expanded into the production of flavoured seasoning and stock cubes under the brand name Dan-Q.
Dan Q seasoning is presently available in chicken and beef flavour variants with plans to expand our flavour offerings in line with consumer needs and the demand for flavour variation.
Dangote Tomato Paste is a thick paste made by cooking high-quality organic tomatoes for several hours to reduce moisture, then straining them to remove the seeds, skin, and then cooking them again to reduce them to a thick, rich concentrate. We entered into this product category in response to an identified supply gap within the Nigerian market where local production plus imports have been unable to effectively meet local demand. We currently sell our tomato paste under the Dangote brand name.
Vegetable Oil: Also in response to the obvious supply gap in the market and the perennial shortage of vegetable oil, resulting in the influx of low quality grey imports into Nigeria, NASCON PLC in 2015 commenced the production and sale of vegetable oil as a high grade refined product for domestic and industrial use. For the moment, we avail the product in bulk to end users for the production in the food industry. We expect to expand into retail packaging in the very near future.
A member of the Dangote Group of companies, NASCON is squarely committed to achieving the mission and vision of the group through our products and every interaction.
To be a world class enterprise that is passionate about the quality of life of the general populace and giving high returns to stakeholders.
Touch the lives of people by providing their basic needs.
– As a world-class organisation, we understand that we exist to serve and satisfy our customers and consumers. Accordingly, our customer orientation reflects intimacy, integrity and learning.
– We continuously seek and develop new businesses, and employ innovative ideas to retain our market leadership.
– 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.
– 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”.
Every day Royal FrieslandCampina provides millions of consumers all over the world with food that is rich in valuable nutrients from milk
organisationour products find their way to more than 100 countries
Our products find their way to more than 100 countries
With annual revenue of 11.6 billion euros, FrieslandCampina is one of the world’s largest dairy companies.
FrieslandCampina dairy products are exported worldwide
FrieslandCampina produces and sells consumer products such as dairy-based beverages, infant nutrition, cheese and desserts in many European countries, in Asia and in Africa via its own subsidiaries. Dairy products are also exported worldwide from the Netherlands. In addition, products are supplied to professional customers, including cream and butter products to bakeries and catering companies. FrieslandCampina sells ingredients and half-finished products to manufacturers of infant nutrition, the food industry and the pharmaceutical sector around the world.
Offices in 34 countries
FrieslandCampina has branch offices in 34 countries and employs 23,769 people. FrieslandCampina’s products find their way to more than 100 countries. The Company’s central office is based in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. FrieslandCampina’s activities are divided into four market-oriented business groups:
FrieslandCampina Consumer Dairy
FrieslandCampina Specialised Nutrition
FrieslandCampina Dairy Essentials
For more about these Business Groups please see our organogram.
Owned by the cooperative
The Company is fully owned by Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A., with 18,261 member dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium one of the world’s largest dairy cooperatives.
"Enjoying together around good food" defines the essence of GBfoods, the group that brings together the multi-local reality and the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit that has accompanied the various companies and local brands that shape it since its creation 80 years ago.
Today, with a turnover of 758 million euros and a team of over 2000 employees, the Group is present with its daily meal products in Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, CIS Republics, in 30 countries in Africa and the Middle East through prestigious brands as Gallina Blanca, Star, Jumbo, Grand'Italia and Gino.
Its innovative character, the local recipes, its commitment to society and to an optimal nutrition through daily meals of which its products are part of, are the key of its success.
The goal and purpose of GBfoods focuses on helping people to be happy by sharing memorable moments together. Moments around something that unites us: good food.
Good food is part of our lives. It has always been with us and we have always enjoyed it.
It has to be shared because we believe a good meal is much better in company.
This means it’s our job to develop:
Tasty and authentic food
With a local touch
That can be enjoyed wherever you are
That becomes part of people’s everyday lives and special events