Oando PLC is a Nigerian-based energy company operating in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. Headquartered in Lagos Nigeria, the company was founded in 1956.
It is one of the foremost indigenous oil and gas companies actively involved in the production of crude oil in the oil dependent economy. It boasts a production output of 43,000 barrels (6,800 cubic metres) per day of oil equivalent, enterprise value of N520 billion and market capitalisation value of N115.1 billion.
Cadbury Schweppes history in Nigeria dates back to the 1950s when it began sourcing for cocoa and also importing and repacking bulk products into tins for sale in Nigeria. This resulted in the incorporation of Cadbury Nigeria Limited in January 1965. Cadbury Nigeria currently employs about 1,000 people. The company currently has 543 employees at its Lagos office and generates $108.78 million in sales.
Guinness Nigeria is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc of the United Kingdom. It was incorporated in 1962 with the building of a brewery in Ikeja, the heart of Lagos. The brewery was the first Guinness operation outside Ireland and Great Britain.and currently lists on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. In 2017, the company provided water to 500,000 people in Nigeria under the Water of Life scheme and currently employs over 1 332 people resident in Nigeria.
Founded in 1892 in Atlanta, Georgia, the Coca Cola company gained access to the Nigerian market in 1951 via a franchise with Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd (NBC), a subsidiary of the A.G. Leventis Group, which was tasked to bottle and sell its products in Nigeria. The company directly employs about 4,800 people and indirectly support the jobs of up to more than a million more in its value chain.
Shell Nigeria is the common name for Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigerian operations. Royal Dutch Shell’s joint ventures account for more than 21% of Nigeria’s total petroleum production(629,000 barrels per day (100,000 m3/d) (bpd) in 2009) from more than eighty fields. business in Nigeria in 1937 as Shell D’Arcy and was granted an exploration license. In 1956, Shell Nigeria discovered the first commercial oil field at Oloibiri in the Niger Delta and started oil exports in 1958. Shell companies in Nigeria employ 6,000 direct employees and contractors (90 percent Nigerian). The company has also provided academic scholarships for many children in oilfield host communities in Nigeria.
Nestlé Nigeria PLC is one of the largest food and beverage companies in Africa. It came into Nigeria in 1963 and currently runs 3 manufacturing sites, over 2,300 direct employees, 8 branch offices and a head office located in Lagos. It produces and markets several iconic brands including Maggi, Milo, Golden Morn, Nescafé and Nestlé Pure Life.
Unilever Nigeria Plc, was incorporated as Lever Brothers (West Africa) Ltd on 11th April, 1923 by Lord Leverhulme, and are manufacturers and suppliers of consumer goods in the foods, home care and personal care divisions. It is one of Nigeria’s oldest surviving manufacturing organisations in Nigeria and has
Saint Louis Sucre is a sugar brand owned and produced by Südzucker Group, a German company which launched the product in 1865. Popularly referred to as St Louis Sugar, the product is made from sugarcane and is a longstanding household name in Nigeria. Although it was banned in 2015, the brand is still seen in the Nigerian market.
The Seven-Up bottling company Plc is one of the largest independent manufacturers and distributors of well-known and widely consumed brands of soft drinks in Nigeria from nine manufacturing plants. A Lebanese Mohammed El-Khalil who came to Nigeria in 1926 founded the company.
Julius Berger is a Nigerian construction company, headquartered in Abuja, with additional permanent locations in Lagos and Uyo. The company has been listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange since 1991 and has been instrumental in the construction of key infrastructure within and outside Nigeria. The company has over 18,000 employees from close to 40 nations and clients from both Nigeria and the global oil and gas industry, and was formally incorporated as a Nigerian company in 1970. However, according to reports, Julius Berger arrived as a Special Project Vehicle in 1965 for the construction of Eko Bridge in Lagos.
Each of these brands have impacted the Nigerian market for over 60 years, creating both employment and economic solutions in the country.