After talking about high demand skills in Nigeria In my previous article many persons started asking me about FMCG companies in Nigeria. So, I have decided to answer everything about FMCG companies based on distribution and sales in Nigeria in this page.
What is FMCG? FMCG is an acronym for fast moving consumer goods. It is popularly known as consumer packaged goods (CPG). Some examples of FMCG are: Cosmetics, Over-the-counter drug, dry goods, packaged foods, toiletries, candies etc.
Have you ever wondered what the top 10 FMCG companies in Nigeria were?
FMCG companies are companies that manufacture products that are sold quickly and at a lower cost. Some of the products which these companies manufacture are: toiletries, sweets, juice, beer, yoghurt, ice cream e.t.c.
There is huge turnover in FMCG because irrespective of the poor economic situation in Nigeria, consumers have a high tendency to consume such goods.
Fast Moving Consumer Goods has brought competition from brands who deals on consumer goods, not only that FMCG has greatly helped in boosting Nigeria Economy.
The rate at which FMCG are consumed in Nigeria is very high. Now that you understand what FMCG are, let’s look at the top 10 FMCG companies in Nigeria.
Top 10 FMCG companies in Nigeria
1. Nigeria Breweries Limited
Nigerian Breweries PLC, is the largest brewing company in Nigeria. This company produce goods that they serve to the Nigerian market and even export to other Neighbouring countries.
Since 1946, the Company now has about (9) nine fully operational breweries from which its high quality products are produced and distributed to all parts of Nigeria, in addition to the two malting plants in Aba and Kaduna. It also has Sales Offices and Distribution Centres across the country.
Nigerian brewery plc products, from its inception, include Star, Guider, Maltina, Legend Extra Stout, malt, Amstel malt, Heineken, Fayrouz, Climax herbal energy drink, Goldberg, the premium non-alcoholic soft drink among others.
2. Honeyland Foods Ltd
Honeyland food is one of the top FMCG companies in Nigeria that is located in Lagos state, The company started operations in 1996 processing fresh fruits of pineapple, orange and apple to produce juices & drinks, they also produce bottled water.
Their Juices are direct from the farm to the bottle. They are produced with no additives; 100% pure, No sugar, water or chemical is added.
Fareast Merchantile Company Ltd is located in 721 Adetokunbo Ademola street Lagos Nigeria, and is part of the FMCG companies in Nigeria they sell in Wholesale.
fareast merchantile company LTD has about 50 total employees across all of its locations and generatees $20.14 million in sales (USD). (Employees and Sales figures are modelled). There are 3 companies in the Fareast Merchantile Company Ltd corporate family.
The comapny is majorly into the manufuring of all Alcohol Appliances, Baby Care, Biscuit, Breakfast Cereals, Bulk Milk Powder, Confectionery Disinfectants and Oral Care Energy Drinks.
4. Unilever Nigeria PLC
Unilever Nigeria PLC is one of the oldest and most trusted FMCG company in Nigeria, It was Founded in 1923.
It produces different kinds of popular fast moving consumer products. The company is also one of the world best leading FMCG companies in Nigeria. They are engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of food, food ingredients and home and personal care products. Its food segments include the production of tea, savoury and spreads.
The company’s personal care products include fabric care, household cleaning and water purification products. The FMCG company also has international brands, which include Vaseline lotion, royco, Knorr bouillon cubes, blue band margarine, Lipton, Omo multi-active detergent, sunlight dishwashing liquid, close-up, pepsodent toothpaste, LUX soap, Lifebuoy soap, Rexona, Vaseline petroleum jelly, and much more.
5. Yale Foods Ltd
Yala food is a FMCG located in Oluyole Estate, MKO Abiola Way, Oluyole, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria. Yale Foods Limited started the production of new product, setting foot in the bread industry with its Yale Bread, shocked FMCG industry in Nigeria.
This company produce product like;
- crispy cracker,
- digestive biscuits,
- Cabinlucky biscuits and
- Bread etc.
6. Dangote Group
Dangote group is one of the lagest FMCG companies in Nigeria with different categories of companies under it. And the main headquarter is in Lagos state. The group started business in 1978 with the primary aim of providing local, value-added products and services that meets the basic needs of the customers
Dangote Group is a popular FMCG company in Nigeria as well as other neighbouring Africa countries. The group presently operates in 16 other African countries. There, it builds local manufacturing capacity to generate employment, prevent capital flight and provide locally produced goods for the people.
The group currently produces varieties of products like sugar, cement, salt, pasta, noodles, flour, beverages, and real estate but has invested in an ongoing multibillion-dollar project in the oil and gas, petrochemical, fertilizer, telecommunication, steel and agricultural sectors.
Dangote group has 4 registered companies in the Nigerian stock exchange which includes Dangote sugar refinery plc, Dangote cement plc, Dangote flour mills plc, and the NASCON allied industries. The group is famous for its cement business, being the most purchased cement in Nigeria.
Dansa food limited is a beverage manufacturing company which is member of Dangote group, the company manufactures and distributes products like; Nectas, juices, soda, and water products they are located at Dansa drive, off Lagos-Badagry Abule Oshun Lagos Nigeria.
7. Chi Limited
Chi Limited is one of the FMCG companies that was founded in 1980, is a fast-moving consumer goods company that provides consumer products in the dairy, beverages and snacks sectors. The company’s headquarter is in Lagos, Nigeria and it is primarily owned by The Coca-Cola Company
Without doubt Chi Limited is the unified market leader in fruit juices, fruits drinks, and yogurts in Nigerian with a refreshing taste while being the first choice of the health-conscious consumer.
The company dominates the market because they have something to offer to almost everyone including children, young adults, men, women, and aged ones. Chi limited products provide a great product like
- refreshing fruits drinks,
- yogurts etc.
8. Flour Mills Nigeria
Flour Mills of Nigeria was founded in 1960 as a private limited company, it is a diversified Nigerian agribusiness company, founded by George S. Coumantaros. It employs over 12,000 people.
In 1978 it became a public company, with its shares listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Flour Mills today, is a holding company with a vertically integrated business model.
Because of it great aim it quickly moved into agriculture and livestock feeds manufacturing. Not only that this company does not stop his aim of serving the need of the people.
Flour Mills once operated a bulk cement bagging operation at Apapa. The company has several subsidiary companies. These include Apapa bulk terminal, northern Nigeria flour mills, Nigerian eagle flour mills, Niger mills, golden pasta, golden noodles, golden sugar, UNICEM, golden shipping, Nigerian bag manufacturing company, and much more
Dufil is home to Nigeria’s most loved noodle brand, Indomie Instant Noodles. Founded in 2001 as a private limited liability company and later became the holding company of the group in year 2008 Upon completion of a restructuring exercise.
Through consistent backward integration efforts over the past decade, Dufil has established itself as the leader in the instant noodles category.
The existence of the facility arises due to the growing demand for the product from the consumers of the region and the nation. The objective is to provide fresh and quality product to the consumers.
In 1995 this company founded indomie the most loved food for kids, many children even adults like eating indomie because of it special taste.
Dufil Group comprises of Dufil Prima Foods Plc. and its six subsidiaries – namely: De united Foods Industries Limited (Nigeria & Ghana), Northern Noodles Limited, Pure Flour Mills Limited, Insignia Print Technology LFTZ Enterprise and Raffles Oil LFTZ Enterprise.
10. Nexans Nigeria Plc
It is the largest manufacturer of advanced cable technologies in Nigeria and Africa in general. Nexans groups has brought energy to life because of their products. In 2013 Nexans was the first cable provider to create a Foundation supporting sustainable initiatives bringing access to energy to disadvantaged communities worldwide.
However, Nexans has pass the level of manufacturing only cables to offer customers a complete service that leverage digital technology to boost their companies assets.
Their major aim is to produce quality cables this has make them to be ahead of others in the industry associations including; Europacable, NEMA, ICF, and CIGRE.
The Group designs solutions and services along the entire value chain in three main business areas: Building & Territories (including utilities and emobility), High Voltage & Projects (covering offshore wind farms, subsea interconnections, land high voltage), and Industry & Solutions (including renewables, transportation, oil andgas, automation, and others).
There are other FMCG companies in Nigeria such as; Ok foods, Nutric C, Ruites foods Ltd, Deli foods etc, but the one explained above are the top 10 FMCG companies in Nigeria.Share This Article To Your Friends.