In today’s article, we will be looking at the top ten (10) food manufacturing companies in Nigeria. We trust you will find this article very informative and interesting. Food is a very essential commodity and it’s undeniably important to our day-to-day existence as humans, which makes the production of food a lucrative business for anyone who ventures into it.
Currently, in Lagos, Nigeria, there are different food manufacturing companies spread abroad, producing similar or different food commodities.
Let us look at the top 10 food manufacturing companies in Nigeria in no particular order:
Top 10 Food Manufacturing Companies In Nigeria
1. UNITED AFRICAN COMPANY LTD (UAC)
This is one of the largest food manufacturing companies situated in Lagos and is part of other manufacturing companies. UAC manufactures and sells packaged food products ranging from food items, livestock feed, bottled water, fruit juice, ice cream, and a range of home décor products.
UAC is an investment holding company with diverse businesses in food and beverages, real estate, and paint. The brands in its product portfolio also include Gala sausage rolls, soya oil and cereals, vital food, bingo dog food, dulux and sandtex paint.
This company is located in LCDA, 16 Ikorodu road, Ojota 2340211, Lagos.
2. RITE FOOD LTD
Rite food are manufacturers of processed food items such as soft drinks, sausage rolls, drinking bottle water and other products. This company was launched in December 2007 at Adebola house, Opebi Ikeja.
Rite food Ltd first started as a subsidiary Ess-Asy Holding Limited. But in the Mid-twenties following the digital evolution, the group decided to diversify into the FMCG sector which birth the RITE FOOD LTD.
The following food products are produced by Rite Food Ltd: Rite beef sausage, Bigi premium drinking water, Bigi soft drinks, Fearless energy drink and a few more. Rite food Ltd situated at 40 Opebi road, Adebola House, Ikeja Lagos State, Nigeria.
3. DANGOTE INDUSTRIES LIMITED
Dangote industries limited is a diversified and fully integrated conglomerate. This is one company that has ventured into a lot of production, both food and other commodities ranging from Cement, oil, salt, flour, pasta, sugar.
Dangote group was founded by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote in 1981 and its headquarter is situated in CXRR+G7Q, 105101, Lagos. This company still maintains its position as one of the largest conglomerate in West African with a staff strength of over 30,000.
4. CADBURY NIGERIA PLC
Cadbury Nigeria plc was established in the year 1950. This industry manufacture and sell branded fast consuming food products like chocolate bars and sweets to the Nigeria food market and also export to west Africa.
The company produces products such as; cocoa butter, cakes, and chocolate powder. Oyeyimika Adeboye is the current Chief Executive Officer of Cadbury Nigerian Plc. This company is currently situated at Lateef Jakande Agidingbi Road, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
Cadbury Nigeria Plc is the producer of the popular BOURNVITA DRINK.
5. UNILEVER NIGERIA PLC
Unilever Nigeria Plc is one of the manufacturers and marketers of food and food ingredients, and home personal care products. Its food product segments include sales of tea, savoury and spreads (butter). Unilever is also one of the top fast-moving consumer goods companies in Nigeria.
They are the producer of the popular Blue Band Margarine, Lipton yellow Label Tea, close up and pepsodent toothpaste, Lux soap, Rexona, Vaseline lotion and petroleum jelly, seasoning cubes and other products.
Unilever was once known as Levers Brothers Nigeria but later emerged to form Unilever Nigeria Plc. Unilever was founded on September 2nd, 1923 by Alan Jope, as the Chief Executive Officer. Unilever Nigeria Plc is located at 1 Billings Way, Oregun 101233, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
6. CHI LIMITED
We all know in this part of the world (Nigeria) the name Chi limited rings a bell. If you are familiar with products like Hollandia yoghurt, Caprisonne, Chivita Exotic, Super bites, beefie beef roll and a few more. Chi limited is a top producer drinks and fruit juice.
Chi Limited is a fast-growing consumer company that provides products in the dairy, beverages, and snacks sectors. This company is primarily owned by Coca-Cola but has a headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria. Chi Limited is located at 14 Chivita Avenue, Oshodi-Isolo 102214, Lagos, Nigeria.
7. DUFIL PRIMA FOOD
Dufil prema food plc are producers and distributors of noodles. They own and operate an instant noodles manufacturing plant. This company is the brain behind the popular indomie noodles in Nigeria.
It has other subsidiaries, namely: De United Food Industries Limited (Nigeria & Ghana), Pure Flour Mills Limited, Raffles Oil LFTZ Enterprise, Northern Noodles Limited, Insignia Print Technology LFTZ Enterprise. Some products produced by Dufil Prima Food are: Power pasta, Minimie Pasta, chin chin, instant noodles, power oil, pure flour, and semolina.
Dufil Prima Food Plc was first established in Otta, Ogun state in 1996. However, its location is 44 Eric Moore Road, Surulere 101241, Lagos, Nigeria.
8. BELOXXIE INDUSTRIES LIMITED
Beloxxie Industries Limited is one of the biggest biscuit and cream cracker manufacturers in Lagos. It is one of Nigeria’s bakery and tortilla manufacturing industries. They specialize in the full-time production of tasty, light, crispy cracker biscuits suitable for household and general daily consumption.
Its highly nutritious and healthy crackers range from Beloxxi Cream Crackers to Beloxxi Fine Tea, Beloxxi Mini Crackers, Beloxxi Melky, and Beloxxi Duchess. This industry was founded by Obi Ezeude in 1994. Currently, Beloxxie Industries Limited is located at Plot 8A, Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun 100001, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
9. HONEYWELL FLOUR MILL
This company is into the production of wheat and non-wheat based food products like flour, pasta, semolina, noodles, and a few more. Honeywell Flour Mill is a conglomerate founded by Oba Otudeko.
Some of its food products are Honeywell Noodles, Honeywell Pasta, Honeywell Wheat meal, Honeywell Superfine Flour, Honeywell spaghetti e.t.c
Honeywell Flour Mill is located at Oregun 101233 Ikeja and NPA Premises, 2nd Gate Bye-Pass Tin-can Island Port Lagos Nigeria.
10. LEVENTIS FOOD LTD
Lenventis Food is known as one of the largest bakeries in Nigeria. They are into the production of high quality baked food products and snacks. It was once a subsidiary of A.G. Leventis Group before it was founded in 1999. It maintains a position as one of the best manufacturing food factories with very strict quality assurance and quality control procedures.
Some of its products include Hot spicy rolls, Sweet rolls and Meaty sausage rolls. Leventis Food is situated in Apapa.
Please note that this list is not ranked in any particular order of importance but in no particular order. Please note that these are all food manufacturing companies or FMCG that produce different food products for human and general consumption in Lagos, Nigeria.