Top 10 Most Popular Manufacturing Companies in Nigeria

This article is all about the top 10 most popular manufacturing companies in Nigeria. Manufacuring companies, also known as production companies are establishments which process raw materials into mass produced finished goods. Having established what manufacturing companies are and what they do, it is important to state that there are scattered all over the Federal Republic of Nigeria so many of such companies and it is the best 10 of them that we shall be focusing on in no particular order, taking into cognizance that all top 10 best and most popular manufacturing companies in Nigeria produce their goods in large scale quantities.

Most Popular Manufacturing Companies in Nigeria

TOP 10 BEST MANUFACTURING COMPANIES IN NIGERIA

The following is a list of top 10 best and most popular manufacturing companies in Nigeria:

DANGOTE GROUP

The Dangote Group is one of the most popular production and manufacturing companies in Nigeria. It is owned by the richest man in Africa, who also happens to be the richest man in Nigeria and the richest black person in the world, Aliko Dangote.

Dangote Group is a top production company in the country with headquarters in Lagos State, Nigeria. This manufacturing company was established in 1981 and since its establishment, it has grown to be a giant on the continent of Africa with many subsidiaries in other African countries apart from Nigeria.

Subsidiaries of the Dangote group include the following:

  • Dangote Cement
  • ALCO International Limited
  • Dangote Nigeria Limited
  • Dangote Transport Limited
  • National Salt Company of Nigeria
  • Dangote Flour Mills Plc
  • Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc
  • Dangote Oil & Gas Industries International
  • Dansa Foods Limited
  • Kura Holdings Limited
  • Dancom Technologies
  • Dangote Textiles etc.

The Dangote Group is the leading provider of essential needs in Africa and some of the products they manufacture include: cement, sugar, flour, salt, pasta, beverages, petrochemicals, fertilizers, etc . The company has also delved into rice production, oil and gas, tomato farming, to mention but a few in recent times.

UNILEVER NIGERIA PLC

Unilever Nigeria Plc is another top and very popular manufacturing company that has been in Nigeria for a very long time. Unilever Nigeria Plc was known as Lever Brothers (West Africa) Ltd and the company was incorporated in 1923. It majors in producing consumer goods and over the years, the brand has become a force to be reckoned with in the manufacturing industry in Nigeria. Lever Brothers (West Africa) Ltd changed its name to Lever Brothers Nigeria Limited in 1955 and ultimately to Unilever Nigeria Plc in 2001.

The company is headquartered at 1, Billings Way, Oregun Industrial Estate, Ikeja, Lagos State and popular consumer goods manufactured by the group include: Blue Band, Knorr, Lipton and Royco, Close Up, Lifebuoy, Lux, Vaseline, Omo, Sunlight detergent and key soap.

NESTLÉ NIGERIA PLC

Nestlé Nigeria Plc is another top production company which focuses on manufacturing fast moving consumer goods. The company is headquartered in Ikeja, the Lagos State Capital and it was founded in 1959 even though the company had already started trading and distributing its products since 1957 in central and Western Africa. Nestlé Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary under Nestlé S.A, a Swiss transnational food and drink company.

The company manufactures consumer goods such as the following:

  • Nestlé NAN
  • Nestlé Lactogen
  • Nutrend
  • Cerelac
  • Golden Morn
  • Choco milo
  • Milo
  • Kitkat
  • Maggi Cubes
  • Pure Life Bottled Water

NIGERIAN BREWERIES PLC

Nigerian Breweries Plc is the first and largest brewery in Nigeria, it is one of the best and most popular manufacturing companies in the country which specializes in the production of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and it serves the entire 36 States of the federation with its products. Apart from the headquarters in Lagos, there are also other breweries operated by the company in Enugu, Ibadan, Aba and Kaduna to mention but a few. The company was established in 1946 as Nigerian Brewery Limited but has since changed its name to its current name with which it operates.

Their range of alcoholic products which they manufacture include: Star Lager, Gulder lager beer, Legend Extra Stout, Heineken Lager, Goldberg Lager, Life Continental Lager, Star Radler etc. While their non-alchoholic beverages include: Maltina, Amstel Malta, Fayrouz, Climax Energy drink, Malta Gold, Himalt and Maltex.

PZ CUSSONS NIGERIA PLC

PZ  Cussons was established in 1948 as PB Nicolas & Company Limited and went into a series of name changes ovee the years to its current name that it is known as. This company is one of the best and most popular manufacturing companies in Nigeria with interests in Cosmetics, Soaps, Personal care, Dairy, Household chemicals, & Natural Oils

PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc is headquartered at Ilupeju, Lagos, Nigeria, is a subsidiary of PZ Cussons Holdings situated in Manchester, United Kingdom. Some of their products include: Imperial Leather, Carex, Cussons Baby, Premier, Robb, Venus, Joy, Zip detergent, Morning Fresh, Yo!, Nunu, Coast Milk, Mamador Vegetable Oil, Devon King’s and Olympic milk.

FLOUR MILLS OF NIGERIA

Flour Mills of Nigeria, also known as Flour Mills or FMN is a top Nigerian manufacturing brand widely popular for the production of Golden Penny Pasta. This leading agro-allied production company in Nigeria is one of the leading manufacturing companies in Africa with large factories situated in Apapa and Surulere both in Lagos, Nigeria.

The company was established in 1960 as a private limited company and became a public company in 1978. Subsidiaries include the following:

  • Northern Nigeria Flour Mills
  • Nigerian Eagle Flour Mills
  • Niger Mills
  • Golden Pasta
  • Golden Noodles
  • Golden Sugar
  • Golden Shipping Co
  • Premier Feeds
  • ROM Oil Mills
  • Kaboji Farms
  • UNICEM
  • Nigerian Bag Manufacturing Company.

DUFIL PRIMA FOODS PLC

De United Foods Industries Limited, Noodle Division, started its operation in year 1996 at Ota, Ogun State, is the first instant noodles manufacturing plant in Nigeria and the largest in Africa at that time.

DUFIL PRIMA FOODS PLC was incorporated in 2001 as a private limited liability company at Choba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Upon completion of a restructuring exercise the company was converted to Public limited company and became the holding company of the group in year 2008.

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.

Products by DUFIL group include the following:

  • Indomie Noodles
  • Minimie Noodles
  • Minimie Pasta
  • Minimie Chinchin
  • Emperor Vegetable Oil
  • Pure Flour and Semolina
  • Power Pasta
  • Mimee Instant Noodles.

INNOSON VEHICLE MANUFACTURING 

Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Co. Ltd., popularly known as IVM, is Africa’s indigenous automobile and bus manufacturing company located in Nnewi, Anambra, Nigeria. It is a top vehicle manufacturing company in the country founded by Innocent Chukwuma Nwala. At least 70 per cent of the raw materials used in producing IVM car parts are sourced locally, while the remaining 30 per cent is sourced from Japan, China, and Germany. Innoson vehicles are becoming popular in some West African countries such as Mali, Sierra Leone and Ghana.

GUINNESS NIGERIA PLC

Guinness Niger ia Plc, a subsidiary of Diageo Plc, United Kingdom, is one of the best and most popular manufacturing companies in Nigeria. The company was incorporated in 1962 and its brewery is located at Oba Akran Road, Ikeja, Lagos. Guinness is a global brand with top quality products such as the following to its name:

  • Malta Guinnes
  • Malta Guinness Low Sugar
  • Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
  • Harp Lager Beer
  • Guinness Extra Smooth
  • Satzenbrau
  • SNAPP
  • Smirnoff Ice, etc.

LAFARGE CEMENT WAPCO NIGERIA PLC

Lafarge Cement is one of the top production  companies in Nigeria with over 50 years of existence and continuous production of Elephant Portland Cement, their flagship product in Nigeria. This cement producing company currently has two cement plants in Nigeria, the Sagamu Plant located and the Ewekoro Plant in Abeokuta, both located in Ogun State with the company’s headquarters situated in Lagos State.

The Author

Maduawuchi Obialo

Maduawuchi Obialo is the founder of Nigerian Guide and an Editor at Nigerian Infopedia. He is a professional Web Content Developer and a Biochemist.

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