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15 Top Popular Food Manufacturing Companies in Nigeria

Here in this post, we are going to bring to you 15 Top Popular Food Manufacturing Companies in Nigeria. We hope you find this article informative.

Food is a very essential commodity and part of our everyday existence, which makes it a popular product to be produced.

The manufacturing of food commodities has been a very successful business for anyone who tries to venture into the business.

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15 Top Popular Food Manufacturing Companies in Nigeria
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Right now in Nigeria, there are lots of food manufacturers spread across the country all producing different or similar food commodities.

These companies are known as FMCG companies which mean Fast Moving Consumer Goods. This is because their products are much sought after and sold almost immediately as they are produced.

All over the world, FMCG companies gain popularity and attention. These manufacturing companies make use of available raw materials to produce finished food products.

As Nigeria is a country with lots of resources, so this relieves the manufacturers of running around to source for the raw materials. The need for the manufacturing of these food products cannot be overestimated.

Let us look at a list of the top and popular food manufacturing companies in Nigeria,

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Top Food Manufacturing Companies in Nigeria:

1. Nestle Nigeria

Nestle is a very popular company in Nigeria as they are known for products like Milo, Cerelac, Golden Morn, Bottled Water and pet food.

For over 57 years they have been in the business of manufacturing food products for Nigerians. Nestle boasts of engaging over 2300 employees with a good distribution network to spread its good all round Nigeria

2. Unilever Nigeria

Unilever Nigeria is a top producer of food products in Nigeria, formerly known as Lever Brothers Nigeria but later emerged to form Unilever Nigeria.

They are producers of Blue Band Margarine and Lipton label tea and seasoning cubes, though they are into various other products which make them a top FMCG company in Nigeria.

3. Flour Mills of Nigeria

Flour mills of Nigeria are a Nigerian agribusiness company founded in 1960 by George S. Coumantaros. FMN employs over 12,000 people.

The company prides in the fact that it produces lots of products for human consumption like Golden Penny Spaghetti, Semovita, Noodles, Sugar, Flour etc.

4. Chi Limited

Also known as House of Chi, is a top producer of food drinks and juices in Nigeria. They also produce several fast food snacks and dairy products.

Their products include Hollandia yoghurt, Caprisonne, Chivita exotic, super bite sausage roll, beefie beef roll. With their head office located in Lagos, they are a top brand when it comes to food drinks and fast food snacks.

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5. DUFIL PRIMA foods

This company is the brain behind Indomie Noodles in Nigeria. Its full name is De United Foods Industries Limited. It started its operation in Otta, Ogun State in the year 1996. They produce Noodles and cooking oil (Power Oil), also they are the makers of minimie chin-chin.

6. Beloxxi Industries Limited

They are into the production of cream crackers biscuits. It was founded in the year 1994. Its Head Office is located in Lagos. They are producers of cookies too.

7. Dangote Group

Dangote group is one company that has ventured into a lot of things, both food items and other commodities which are not food items. Founded by Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, it is the largest conglomerate in West Africa.

Dangote group produces flour, salt, pasta and sugar. The company is one of the top producer of the commodities listed here, thereby making the company a strong force.

8. UAC Foods

United Africa Company is a top manufacturing company in Nigeria having being in existence since 1931. It has its headquarters situated in Lagos.

They are into the production of various food items like Supreme ice cream, gala sausage rolls and funtime cake. They are also the producers of Grand Oil, Grand Cereal and Vital feed for poultry.

9. Dansa foods Limited

Dansa foods limited is a FMCG company which was incorporated in 1994, they have been acquired by the Dangote Group. They specialize in the production of fruit juices, tomato paste and bottled water.

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10. Deli Foods

Deli foods have been in existence in the food production business for almost 20years, producing biscuits for everyone to enjoy. They produce wafers and cookies with other types of biscuits. They are a subsidiary of Tiger Brands.

11. Honeyland foods Ltd

Honeyland foods are producers of fruit juices and drinks. Its Chairman is Ibukun Odunaiya.

12. Cadbury

Cadbury was established in 1950. Its main product is Cadbury Bournvita which is one of the leading products in food beverages.

Cadbury also makes chocolate bars and sweets like tom-tom and trebor butter mint. It also has a powdered citrus beverage called TANG. Cadbury is a proud employer of over 1,000 people in Nigeria.

13. Honeywell

Honeywell is a conglomerate founded by Oba Otudeko. It has a flour mill which is located in Sagamu, Ogun State. They produce wheat and non-wheat based products. They are into the production of flour, wheat meal, semolina, pasta and noodles.

14. Leventis Foods

Leventis Foods which is a subsidiary of A.G Leventis Group was founded in 1999. It is known as one of the largest bakeries in Nigeria, producing high-quality baked products and snacks.

Their products include Meaty sausage rolls, Hotty spicy rolls and its new product which is Sweet rolls. It is one of the best food manufacturing factories with strict Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures. It is situated in Apapa.

15. Envoy Oil Industries

The company was founded in March 1998. They are top producers of Cooking Oil in Nigeria. They are into the production, extraction and processing of various ranges of vegetable oil products. The company has other branches which produce other goods for human use.

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These are just a few of the food manufacturing companies in Nigeria; there are many others which are into their own little production.

The list is not ranked in any particular order of importance but was ranked as the names came into my head. Call them FMCG or food manufacturing companies; they all produce various food products for human consumption in Nigeria.

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