Full List Of Food Processing Companies In Nigeria (2024)

This article is about the full list of all food processing companies in Nigeria currently in this year 2024. Many of these food companies are listed among the best fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies in Nigeria today and we will be discussing about everything you need to know concerning them. Please keep reading to learn more.

Full List Of Food Processing Companies In Nigeria


The following is the comprehensive list of all food processing companies in Nigeria this 2024 in no particular order:


Nigerian Bottling Company, a leading food processing company in the country today, is a growth-focused CPG business and Strategic Bottling partner of The Coca-Cola Company in 29 markets. They are one of the world’s largest bottlers of drinks from The Coca-Cola Company, and have a strong foundation for long-term growth. The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) also partners with other beverage businesses such as Monster Energy, Edrington and Brown-Forman to sell their products. Their products include: Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Monster Energy Drink, 5 Alive, and Eva Water.


Nestlé Nigeria PLC is one of the largest food and beverage companies in Africa. For over 57 years, Nestlé has been delighting consumers in Nigeria with high quality nutritious food products. With a staff strength of over 2,300 direct employees, 3 manufacturing sites, 8 branch offices and a head office located in Lagos State, the company produces and markets several iconic brands including Maggi, Milo, Golden Morn, Nescafé and Nestlé Pure Life. Nestle’s purpose is enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. The company contributes to society while ensuring the long-term success of its business. Everyday, they touch millions of lives across their business, from the farmer who produces the grains to the family who enjoys the nutritious food in their home.


The origins of Cadbury Nigeria Plc date back to the 1950s when the business was founded as an operation to source cocoa beans from Nigeria, and as a precursor to enable the company’s founders to tap into opportunities used to serve the local consumer-market with world-famous, Cadbury-branded products. Fast forward to 2021, with their cocoa and butter processing plant in Ondo State and their manufacturing plant in Ikeja, Lagos State, they are proud manufacturers of their local flagship brand Cadbury Bournvita and their most loved candy brand for soothing relief, TOM TOM. This food processing company also manufactures well-loved local brands such as Trebor Cadbury Buttermint, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Cadbury Hot chocolate and Clorets. Cadbury Nigeria Plc is headquartered in Ikeja, Lagos State.


Promasidor is a food and beverage giant that distributes affordable food and beverage products of superior quality across Africa. Promasidor Nigeria has achieved tremendous growth since 1993 when it commenced operations, and presently employs over 700 people across the country. Today, Promasidor holds a leading position in the Nigerian powdered milk market with its Cowbell Milk brand, which has found its way into the hearts and homes of thousands of consumers. Their product range includes everything from powdered dairy products to culinary food enhancers and refreshing beverages. They pride themselves on offering products that are economical, yet of excellent quality. Other brands by Promasidor apart from the Cowbell range of milk products include: Loya Milk, Miksi, Top Tea, Twisco, Sunvita, Onga, and Kremela.


Seven-Up Bottling Company has been creating value for the Nigerian market through the production of high-quality beverages for the Nigerian population to enjoy. This food processing company was established in 1960, and it is one of the largest manufacturing companies in Nigeria, producing and distributing some of the favourite most- loved soft drink brands in the country such as: 7up, Pepsi, Mirinda, Mountain Dew, H2oH!, Teem, Lipton Ice Tea and Aquafina premium drinking water. SBC boasts of nine bottling plants with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities strategically located across various regions in the country.


CHI Limited is one of the most admired companies in the Food & Beverages industry in Nigeria. It offers products that are themselves benchmarks in their respective categories of Juice, Dairy and Snacks. Today, CHI Limited is the undisputed market leader in fruit juices, fruit drinks and yoghurts in Nigeria. Its products are in compliance with the International Industry Standards thereby making it a consumer favourite Brand. Their brands which make every day a friendly delight, are divided into 3 categories namely: Juices & Beverages such as Chivita 100%, Chivita Active, Chi Exotic, Happy Hour by Chivita, Chivita Ice Tea, Capri-Sun; Dairy Products such as Hollandia Yoghurt, Hollandia Zero Yoghurt, Hollandia Evaporated Milk, Hollandia Slim Evaporated Milk, Hollandia Lactose-Free Milk and Hollandia UHT Milk; Snacks such as SuperBite Snack Roll, Beefie Snack Roll, and Beefie Meat Pie.


UAC Foods Limited is a leading manufacturer and marketer of tasty, nourishing convenience foods in Nigeria. This top food processing company in the country pioneered the long-shelf-life sausage roll market in 1962 and for over 60 years Gala has kept Nigerians desire for an on-the-go snack. Other brands from their stables include Supreme Ice Cream, Swan Natural Spring Water, Funtime Coconut and Groundnut Chips.


Unilever Nigeria Plc is yet another leading food processing company in Nigeria today that produces and distributes food products, as well as home care and personal care products. Unilever operates their manufacturing sites at Oregun, Lagos State, and Agbara, Ogun State. Kindly take a look at the full list of all Unilever products in Nigeria to understand the company’s product portfolio.


FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc is Nigeria’s foremost dairy Company. It is an affiliate of Royal FrieslandCampina in The Netherlands. For over 60 years, FrieslandCampina WAMCO has been providing high quality dairy products through its brands: Peak Milk, Three Crowns, Coast, NUNU, Olympic; these brands have become household names. At the heart of the Company’s operations in Nigeria is the passion to make quality dairy nutrition affordable and accessible. This is strongly rooted in the company’s mission statement of nourishing Nigerian with quality dairy nutrition. This mission is made possible by the company’s innovativeness and extensive distribution network across Nigeria.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO has continued to play a leading role in the production, processing, packaging, marketing and distribution of various milk products in Nigeria; being the pioneer of local manufacturing of evaporated milk and the introduction of fortified based milk products in Nigeria. FrieslandCampina WAMCO aims to keep milk affordable in Nigeria, ensuring access to quality dairy, fortified with the required nutrients; educating consumers on how to make healthier choices and live an active lifestyle.


Incorporated on the 29th of September 1960, as a limited liability company and pioneer wheat miller in Nigeria, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN) started out on a journey that has seen the company evolve into what is now one of the biggest brands in the foods and agro-allied industry in Africa. Over the years, the FMN brand grew tremendously from operating as a single business, flour miller, to a vast business group with strategic investments that cover key sectors of the Nigerian economy. The group’s operations can be categorized into four major sectors of Food, Sugar, Agro-allied, and Support services.

Their foray into the Agric sector started in 1978, with the acquisition of a 10,000-hectare farm in Kaboji, Niger state as part of an investment and expansion strategy designed to create value in the supply chain and reduce the reliance on imported raw materials. Since then, they have made substantial investments in the primary processing of locally grown soybean, palm fruit, cassava, maize, sugar cane, sorghum, and the storage, aggregation and distribution of locally sourced grains. They have maintained a rich tradition of enhancing the quality of living for Nigerian families by producing a wholesome portfolio of food options – The company’s iconic food brand, ‘Golden Penny,’ is a household name that is trusted by many for good food and for daily nourishment.

FMN’s interest in becoming the nation’s leading food business company is furthered by entities operating in agriculture, livestock feed and pasta manufacturing. As such, the collective clout of FMN stands poised to help achieve the company’s objectives whilst simultaneously improving lives. With over twelve thousand full and part-time employees, they are steering the green revolution in Nigeria with the use of locally sourced materials to develop and produce unique consumer products for local markets. This strategy is reducing dependence on imported raw materials and creating value for businesses, consumers and the country at large.


Founded in 1972, Honeywell Group began as a food trading company servicing the West African region before pivoting to importing a variety of goods including dairy products, stock fish, glass, and steel rods for the domestic Nigerian market. They have evolved to become an investment company, proud to be participating in major sectors of the Nigerian economy including foods, financial services, telecommunications, real estate, leisure and hospitality, energy, infrastructure, and security management. Some of Honeywell’s food products include flour, wheat, noodles and pasta.


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. Their brands include Indomie, Minimie, Power Oil, Power Pasta, Mimie Noodles, to mention but a few.


BN FOODS Ltd was established in 2001 under the name Leventis Foods Ltd and was the first company to introduce premium packaged bread in the Nigerian market. Ever since, it is one of the largest bakeries in Nigeria producing highly nutritious variety of baked products and snacks, with a strong brand presence in Lagos, Nigeria. The company’s founding shareholders were A. G. Leventis Plc (a longstanding conglomerate in Nigeria) and Katselis (one of the largest bakery companies in Greece and Eastern Europe).

The brand name of their Bread is Val-U and is currently the Market leader in the “Premium Branded packaged bread” group. Their present bread products profile include: Family Loaf, Wheat Loaf, and Midi Loaf. BN Foods Ltd also embarked on expansion phases with the construction of other lines for the production of quality snacks, such as “Meaty” sausage rolls, “Hotty” and “Mini Hotty ”spicy rolls”, and their newest addition to their snacks production profile is the Sweet Rolls which come in three tasty variants: Choco, Vanilla and Sweet Bourbon. Boston Donut, a delicious packaged doughnut, the first of its kind in the market, is their latest addition in the portfolio


In the atmosphere of industrialization, Viju Industries Nigeria Limited took advantage of that moment and designed, researched and eventually produced what is fully accepted and known as “Viju Milk Drink” in 500ml and “Viju BB Star” in 210ml and 150ml. In the confectioneries categories, “Obest biscuits” are the first to be introduced into the market for both school children and adults as they described it as the best biscuits produced locally at the moment. However, Viju Industries Nigeria Limited has added two variants to the existing 500ml namely the Viju Baked Yoghurt and Viju Malt Milk, the real diversification centered on confectioneries and water, while the water is already known across the nation as “Mr.V Premium water”. Recently added to their brand of products and improved packaging is the V-Smartic Wheat milk drink and V-Joy chocolate milk drink which comes in a handy pack of 100ml, 200ml and 1liter also well design to fit in you lunch box.


Rite Foods Limited launched as a company in December 2007 as a subsidiary of the Ess-Ay Holdings Limited. It was in the mid-2000s, following the digital evolution in photography that the Group decided to diversify into the FMCG sector, which led to the birth of Rite Foods Limited. Their brands include Bigi range of soft drinks, Fearless Energy drinks, Sosa Fruit Drink, and Rite Sausages.


In 1999, Mr. Onest Che founded CWAY group, a Foods and Beverages company in Nigeria and steadfastly committed these investments towards improving people’s lives. Since then, CWAY has been tending to consumers’ health needs and other high quality premium products. Two decades of rapid growth after establishment, CWAY consistently became a reckoning force as a high employer of labour and the market leader in manufacturing of drinking water and the beverages investment sector in Nigeria. Their brands include: C Fresh, Nutri Milk, Nutri Milk Max, Nutri-Yo, Nutri Choco, Maca Energy drink, CWAY on the Go Water, Nutri Super Kids, Nutri Soya, Prime Premium Drinking Water, CWAY Natural Fruit Drinks.


Beloxxi is a major manufacturer of fast moving goods in Nigeria. They employ a hygienic and efficient production process to distribute Cream Crackers, the “food of the human race” according to the company. In 1994, the company was incorporated as a Private Limited Liability Company: Beloxxi & Company Limited (BCL). BCL specialized in the importation and distribution of internationally branded biscuits in Nigeria on exclusive distributorship basis such as: Hwa Tai And Luxury Biscuits From Malaysia, Tatawa Cookies And Soft Biscuits From Malaysia, and Dean’s Shortbread From Scotland

In March 2003, the Federal Government of Nigeria banned the importation and distribution of all kinds of biscuits into Nigeria. Consequently BCL decided to go into local production of biscuits. In December 2003, the United States of America Export and Import Bank (US EXIM) approved a $2.2 Million Loan Facility for BCL to build an ultra-modern, fully integrated and automated biscuit factory-the first of its kind in Nigeria. In 2006 for advancement from Trading to Manufacturing, BCL changed its name to Beloxxi Industries Limited (BIL) and began full scale production of freshly baked Cream Crackers biscuits.

Other worthy mentions include:

  • Dangote Group
  • Deli Foods
  • Tito Group
  • Envoy Oil Industries
  • Chikki Foods.

Ezeh Emmanuella

Ezeh Emmanuella is an information enthusiast and the Editor of Nigerian Search Guide. She loves to answer search queries on everything Nigeria. She is also the brain behind Ellacious Designs, an emerging fashion brand in Nigeria today.

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