The need for manufacturing cannot be overestimated. The world is full of a lot of raw materials which cannot be utilized in their raw state. This has led to the creation of manufacturing companies that are able to process the raw materials into valuable finished products.
List of Top Manufacturing Companies in Nigeria:
1. Dangote Group
Dangote groups is owned by the richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote and among the industrial conglomerate in west Africa, it is the largest. The company which was founded in 1981 produce sugar, flour, salt, steel, cement, oil and gas as well as packaging materials amongst others. The conglomerate has other subsidiaries including Dangote Transport, Dangote Textiles, Dangote Cement, Dansa Foods Limited, Kura Holdings Limited and Dancom Technologies amongst others.
2. Nigerian Breweries
Nigerian Breweries was founded in Nigeria on the 16th of November 1946. They are the first and largest brewery in Nigeria. Their products include alcoholic drinks such as gulder, Heineken, ace passion apple spark, star, legend extra stout, Goldberg lager, star lite lager and life continental lager as well as non alcoholic drinks like maltina, malta gold, Amstel malta, climax energy drink and fayrouz.
3. Nestle Nigeria
Nestle is also a leading manufacturing brand in Nigeria. Their range of products include coffee, infant foods, seasonings, frozen and refrigerated food, performance and healthcare nutrition, soup and sauces, bottled water, breakfast cereals, pet food as well as milkshakes and other beverages. They are also the biggest food company in the world.
4. Flour Mills of Nigeria
Flour Mills of Nigeria is a private limited liability company in Nigeria which was founded in 1962. The company produces Golden Penny flours which is very popular amongst bakeries, consumers and confectioneries in Nigeria.
5. Unilever Nigeria
Unilever Nigeria is a major manufacturer in Nigeria founded in 1923 with a wide range of products. Some of her products include Royco, Lipton, Lux, Omo, Knorr, Lifebuoy, Pears, Blue Band, Sunlight, Close Up, Pepsodent and Vaseline. Unilever is able to impact directly on the life of over 2 billion people in the world every through their great and quality range of products.
6. PZ Cussons
PZ Cussons is another major manufacturer in Nigeria with a wide variety of household products. Some of these products include premier soap, Venus, Cussons baby, Joy soap, Robb, Nunu, Zip, yo, Morning Fresh, Haier thermocool and Nutricima amongst others.
7. DUFIL Prima Foods
De United Foods Industrial Limited (DUFIL) Prima Foods is the manufacturer of Indomie in Nigeria. The company which was founded in 1995 produces one of Nigeria’s most consumed food which is Indomie Instant Noodles.
8. Lafarge Cement
Lafarge Cement is a manufacturer of cement in Nigeria. The company which is headquartered in France came to Nigeria with the vision of contributing to the urbanization of Nigeria through the building of better cities in Nigeria.
9. British American Tobacco
British American Tobacco has been in Nigeria for almost a century and has the reputation of the leading marketer and manufacturer of tobacco in Nigeria.
10. Nexans Nigeria
Nexans Nigeria is a leading cable wire production in Nigeria. The range of cabling products including industrial cables, instrumentation cables, power network cables, telecom network cables as well as indoor cables. They have offices in Lagos, Kaduna and Ogun State.