Now let’s talk about manufacturing companies in Nigeria. By manufacturing companies, i would like you to have just 2 things at the back of your mind before i list top 10 manufacturing companies in Nigeria
a. Manufacturing companies transform Raw products to finished goods. For example, there are companies that convert latex to buckets. Convert Cocoa to Chocolates, etc
b. There are manufacturing companies whose main job is to convert semi manufactured goods to finished goods. Eg. Companies that convert Flour to Noodles, etc.
With the above points in mind, lets now go into listing top 10 Manufacturing companies within the 4 walls of Nigeria.
Talking about top 10 manufacturing companies in Nigeria, i must start from the company with the highest manufacturing power to the least.
1. Dangote Group: In nigeria, there exist a huge manufacturing company called Dangote Group. Dangote is mostly known for its cement products usually conveyed from place to place by the use of heavy trucks. Dangote Group is a lead company as far as Manufacturing comapnies and Nigeria is concerned.
Dangote group manufactures products such as Rice, Fertilizers, Food and beverages, etc. Just recently, the company is said to have commenced the construction of a petrochemical refinery in Nigeria which means another room for expansion of the company’s Horizons.
2. Unilever Nigeria Plc
Unilever is another renown company in Nigeria. Unilever is believed to have existed back in the early days of 1920 as it was then known as Lever Brothers West Africa Limited. Since that time, it became a very famous brand in Nigeria. Unilever has its headquarters in Lagos state Nigeria.
Unilever specializes in food production as we as Personal care products. Products by Unilever includes Lipton, Blue Bank,Joy Soap, Knorr, Royco. Personal Care from Unilever includes Close Up, Lux, Vaseline. Omo and sunlight are example of other products by unilever.
3. Nigeria Brewries
Nigerian Brewieris is popularly known as NB. The inscription is mostly found on products like beer (Star, Gulder, etc). Nigerian Breweiers was founded in 1946 and is currently the largest brewery in the country. Nigerian Breweries has its headquarter in Lagos with a good number of other branches spread accross africa
4. PZ Cussons Nigeria
PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc is yet another manufacturing company in Nigeria. The company specializes on Food and Nutrition, home and personal care and electrical products as well.
Established in 1948, PZ Cussons was formerly known as PB Nicolas and Company LTD. It was then a subsidy of PZ Cussons Plc in Manchester City, United Kingdom. PZ Cussons has its headquarters in Lagos state, Nigeria and currently promotes personal care products such as cussons baby, carex, premier, joy and Imperial Leather soaps, promotions for home care products such as Morning fresh, Zip detergent is also handled by PZ Cussons. Promotion of Nunu, Yp!, Coast, Devon King’s and Mamador is also handled by our dear PZ Cussons.
5. Nestle Nigeria Plc
If You have ever drank or made use of any beverage in nigeria, then there is a chance you have come in contact with a product from Nestle Plc. Nestle is a known brand as far as Beverage and canned products are concerned in Nigeria. It is another Manufacturing company in nigeria with its headquarters in Lagos state.
Nestle was established in 1959. It is a subsidiary of Nestsle S.A, A swiss companu that specialized in food and drinks.
Nistle Nigeria Plc manufactures confectionery and cereals as well as water products.
6. Flour Mills Of Nigeria
If i end this post without mentioning Flour Mills Of Nigeria, i would only have betrayed my own self because as a lover of junks, i consume flour every day. Well, Flour Mills Of Nigeria is an Agro-based manufacturing company with a headquarter in Lagos state. A Company founded in 1962 and currently popular in the flour market. Flour Mills of Nigeria manufactures products such as Pasta, Sugar and Flour, they also manufacture animal feeds such as Premier Feed Mills and now the owner of Bagco which manufactures threads, ropes and other products of the same kind.
7. DUFIL Prima Foods Limited
DUFIL stands for “De United Foods Industrial Limited”. This company has consequently grown into one of the most popular and known manufacturing companies in Nigeria. This group is a joint venture between two companies – Tolaram Group in Singapore and Salim Group in Indonesia.
The head office of DUFIL is situated in Lagos, and it has two factories in Ogun State (established in 1995), and Port Harcourt (2001). There is also a third factory called Northern Noodles Limited, which is a DUFIL subsidiary in Kaduna. The most famous products by this company are Indomie instant noodles, but it also produces other kinds of nutritional food.
8. United Africa Company of Nigeria
UACN is one of the top manufacturers in Nigeria. It has been functioning since 1931, and in 1973 it rebranded, taking its current name. This company runs different businesses and operates them from its headquarters in Lagos.
There are multiple food and beverage products that are produced by UACN Company. Some of the popular foods they produce are Funtime coconut chip and Funtime cake, Gala Sausage rolls, Snaps, and Supreme ice cream. As for the beverages, there are Gossy warm spring water, Swan water, and various flavored drinks with orange, apple, and pineapple. They also produce Grand oil and Grand cereal, as well as Vital feed production.
9. Guinness Nigeria Plc
Guinness Nigeria is one of the most recognizable companies in Nigeria, according to the Forbes Magazine. This firm is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc, the company located in the United Kingdom. In 1962, this company started out when the brewery was built in Ikeja. Later, two more breweries were opened in Benin City and Ogba. Some of the products patented by them include Malta Guinness and Malta Guinness low sugar, Harp Lager Beer, Foreign Extra Stout, Satzenbrau, Guinness Extra Smooth, and many others.
10. Lafarge Cement
This cement company is one of the market giants in Nigeria that specialize in building materials. In 2010, they celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Elephant Portland Cement production, which is the flagship product of this firm. The company is a subsidiary of the French firm – as for now, there are two cement factories in Nigeria operated by them. They are situated in Ogun State (Sagamu Plant) and Abeokuta (Ewekoro Plant). As for the head office of the Lafarge Cement Company, it is situated in Lagos.