Manufacturing companies turn raw materials into finished products for human use. Numerous companies fit this description in Nigeria, whether small, medium, or large scale. These companies cut across several industries, from fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) to cement production, and so on. Some of the popular manufacturing companies in Nigeria are discussed in this article.
1. Dangote Group
Dangote Group is one of the largest manufacturing companies in Nigeria. The group which has Aliko Dangote as its chairman is the largest private employer of labor in the country. Aliko Dangote if you recall is the richest man in Africa. He founded the company in 1981.
The Dangote Group is now multinational, with subsidiaries in several other countries. It is the largest conglomerate in West Africa, and one of the largest on the continent. The headquarters of the group is in Lagos. Some of the companies under the Dangote Group include Dangote Cement, ALCO International Limited, Dangote Nigeria Limited, and Dangote Transport Limited. Others are National Salt Company of Nigeria, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, Dangote Oil & Gas Industries International, Dansa Foods Limited, and Dansa Food Processing Limited.
2. Nigerian Breweries
Nigerian Breweries is the largest producer of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in the country. It was established in 1946 as Nigerian Brewery Limited. The company which has its headquarters in Lagos produces a wide range of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Its market is not restricted to Nigeria alone as its products can be found in other West African countries.
Popular alcoholic drinks from the stable of Nigerian Brewery include Star Lager, Star Radler, Gulder, Legend Extra Stout, Heineken, Goldberg, and Life Continental Lager. Its non-alcoholic drinks include Maltina, Amstel Malta, Malta Gold, Maltex, HI malt, Fayrouz, and Climax Energy drink.
3. Flour Mills of Nigeria
This agro-allied company is one of the largest in Africa. It was founded in 1962 and is a private limited liability company. Its head office is in Lagos.
The company is behind the Golden Penny range of products widely available in the markets. These products include pasta such as Golden Penny noodles and Spaghetti, Confectionery such as Golden Penny Chin Chin, flour, etc. The company also produces Goldenvita, Masavita, Prime flour, Semovita, sugar, and kool 2-go.
Flour Mills of Nigeria is also behind Premier Feed Mills which produces animal feeds. Bagco, the company that produces bag, rope, thread, webbing, blow film, etc. is owned by Flour Mills of Nigeria.
4. Unilever Nigeria Plc
Unilever Plc is a multinational company widely recognized in the consumer goods industry. It’s Nigerian subsidiary, Unilever Nigeria is a popular brand in the country. Unilever Nigeria started as Lever Brothers West Africa Limited when it was incorporated in 1923. The company has a 49% indigenous ownership. Its headquarters is in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic capital.
The company is known for products such as Blue Band, Lipton, Close Up, Royco, Knorr, Lux, Lifebuoy, Omo detergent, Sunlight detergent, Vaseline, and Key soap.
5. Nestlé Nigeria Plc
Nestlé S.A, a Swiss transnational food and drink company. It began operations in Nigeria in 1959. The headquarters of Nestlé Nigeria is in Lagos.
As I pointed out earlier, the company produces food and beverages. Its products include Infant formulas and cereals, family cereals, confectionery, Maggi, beverages, and table water. Nestlé Milo is a popular product from the Nestlé brand.
6. Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc
This is one of the leading cement companies in Nigeria. The company’s flagship product is the popular Elephant Portland Cement. The company currently runs two cement plants, one in Sagamu and the other in Ewekoro, both in Ogun State. The head office of Lafarge is, however, located in Lagos State.
7. United Africa Company of Nigeria (UACN)
United Africa Company of Nigeria (UACN) is one of the top players in the food and drinks industry. The company was incorporated in Nigeria in 1931 as Nigerian Motors Ltd. A series of rebranding led to the adoption of its current name in 1973. UACN head office in Lagos where its operations are coordinated nationally. The company has several businesses under its umbrella.
UACN products include the popular Gala Sausage rolls, Funtime coconut chips, Funtime cake, Snaps, Supreme Ice cream, Dulux, and Caplux. Others are Swan water, Gossy warm spring water, and flavored drinks (apple, pineapple, and orange). The company is also behind Vital feed products, grand oil, and grand cereal.
8. PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc
PZ Cussons Nigeria is another top manufacturing company in Nigeria. It is a subsidiary of PZ Cussons Plc, Manchester, United Kingdom. The company was incorporated in Nigeria as PB Nicolas & Company on the 4th of December, 1948. It underwent several name changes before finally adopting its current name. PZ Cussons Nigeria has its head office in Lagos.
The company specializes in food and nutrition, home care, personal care, and electrical products. Some of their products are Imperial Leather, Carex, Cussons Baby, Premier, Robb, Venus, and Joy. Others include Olympic, Coast, Zip detergent, Morning Fresh, Yo!, Nunu, Mamador, and Devon King’s.
9. DUFIL Prima Foods Limited
When talking about the top manufacturing companies in Nigeria, DUFIL Prima must be mentioned. The company is behind the popular Indomie instant noodles, a delight for many Nigerian homes. Indomie dominates the noodles market in Nigeria with over 70% market share.
The DUFIL (De United Foods Industrial Limited) Group is a joint venture between Tolaram Group of Singapore and Salim Group of Indonesia. The company has its head office in Lagos state. It has one factory in Ota, Ogun State, and another one in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. A third factory exists in Kaduna as Northern Noodles Limited, a subsidiary of DUFIL.
Apart from Indomie instant noodles, the company’s most popular product, DUFIL Prima also produces Power Pasta and Power Oil. Its other products include Minimie Chinchin, Minimie Noodles, and Prima flour.
10. Guinness Nigeria Plc
Guinness Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc, United Kingdom. The company was incorporated in Nigeria in 1962. Its first brewery in Nigeria is located in Ikeja, Lagos. Two other breweries have been added, one in Ogba also in Lagos, and another in Benin City, Edo State.
The company produces the following, Malta Guinness, Malta Guinness Low Sugar, Foreign Extra Stout, and Harp Lager Beer. Its products also include Guinness Extra Smooth, Satzenbrau, SNAPP, Original, and Smirnoff Ice among others.
Here are some manufacturing companies in Lagos with their addresses.
- Company Name: Remonic Manufacturing Company Limited
Address: No 18 Bintu St, Ojodu Lagos
- Company Name: Mikano International Limited
Address: No 34/35 Acme Rd, Ogba 189562, Lagos
- Company Name: 7up Bottling Company
Address: Lagos, No 1 Mobolaji Johnson Ave, Oregun 100111
- Company Name: Chemiron International Ltd.
Address: Metalbox Road, Off Acme Road, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos
- Company Name: Comvicong Nigeria Company
Address: 7, Oladiti Street, Ilupeju 112101 Lagos
- Company Name: Morison Industries Plc
Address: Kudirat Abiola Way, 28/30 Morison Cres, Ikeja, Lagos
- Company Name: Peach Manufacturing Company Limited
Address: Norman Williams Off Awolowo, Ikoyi, Lagos
- Company Name: Eleganza Industrial City Limited Ikeja
Address: 33, Mobolaji Johnson Ave, Oregun, Lagos
- Company Name: Prime Pak Industries Nigeria Ltd
Address: 1, Ilupeju Industrial Ave, Ilupeju, Lagos
- Company Name: Beloxxi Industries Limited
Address: Plot 8A Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun 100001, Ikeja, Lagos
- Company Name: Texas Chemicals Manufacturing Limited
Address: Ikotun – Idimu Rd, Alimosho, Lagos
- Company Name: Pentagon Plastic Industries Limited
Address: 3, Ajibade Oke St, Isolo, Lagos
- Company Name: Sacvin Nigeria Limited
Address: 4/5 Godmon Road, Okota, Isolo, Lagos
- Company Name: Innoson Manufacturing Company
Address: Apapa-Oshodi Express Way, Coker, Lagos
- Company Name: Interquest Industries Nigeria Limited
Address: 5, Oremeji Street, Ikeja, Lagos
- Company Name: RIDA National Plastic
Address: Apapa Oworonshoki Expy, Ilupeju, Lagos
- Company Name: Horivac company limited
Address: 1, Raimi Adedokun Street, off General Hospital Road, Gbagada, Lagos
- Company Name: Growatts Integrated Company Limited
Address: 3B, Suite 5, Frankgertz Plaza, Pepple Street, Ikeja, Lagos
- Company Name: MABISCO
Address: 4 Jolly Star close, Off Adeleke St, Allen, Lagos
- Company Name: United Biscuits A&P Foods Haansbro Dopemo
Address: 6th Ave, Dopemu, Lagos
- Company Name: Industrial Cartons Ltd
Address: 1, ACME Crescent, Off ACME Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos
- Company Name: Viju Industries Nigeria Limited
Address: 1 Awose Close Awosika Avenue, Off Sapara St, Oba Akran 100011, Ikeja
- Company Name: Bel Impex Limited
Address: Block D Acme Rd, Ogba Industrial Estate, Plot 10, Ikeja, Lagos
- Company Name: Poloni Company Limited
Address: 58/60, Ajose Street, Mende, Mary-Land P.O Box 77, Ikeja, Maryland, Lagos
- Company Name: Graceco Limited
Address: 5-9 Temitayo St, Ifako-Ijaiye 100005, Lagos
Conclusion (Manufacturing Companies in Nigeria)
Nigeria is blessed with numerous manufacturing companies. Each Nigerian state has several companies manufacturing one thing or another within its territory. This article featured some of the top manufacturing companies in Nigeria. Also, some manufacturing companies in Lagos specifically were touched because of the importance of that state to Nigeria’s economy.