History of Nestlé
Nestlé history can be traced back to 1860’s. The company was formed under the merger of two swiss companies.
One of the founding companies was fouded by Henri Nestlé whose firm marketed milk-based baby food in Europe while the other, Anglo Swiss Condensed Company was formed by two American brothers, Charles and George Page.
It was no surprise that both companies were successful in their dealings, expanding & monopolizing the European and the American market respectively.
The idea to merge came up and in 1905, Nestlé was formed which saw a massive increase in stock, sales and even popularity for the enterprise especially in the U.S.
Nestlé is presently the largest food and beverage company in the world, boasting of more than 2000 brands both locally and internationally. Nestlé is also present in 194 countries.
Also, among the 194 countries where Nestle operates, the company boasts of having 447 factories that are fuctional, with a workforce of over 339,000 people.
Some of their tested products include: medical food, baby food, bottled water, breakfast cereals, coffee and tea, confectionery, dairy products, ice cream, frozen food, pet foods, and snacks.
Nestlé also has interest in the world’s largest cosmetics company L’Oreal as one of its major shareholders. The headquarters of Nestlé is located in Switzerland in Vevy, Vaud.
The vision of Nestlé is to contribute to a healthier future by enhancing the quality of life of individuals.
Nestlé was recently in 2014 ranked 72 on Fortune Global 500 and in 2016, it was ranked 33 on the Forbes Global 2000 list of largest public companies.
Nestlé in Africa
In Africa, Nestlé began operations in 1957. At first, the company was involved in the distribution of its products to countries in Central and West Africa. It has on record that it opened its first factory in Ghana before expanding to countries like Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal.
Nestlé’s Ghana has always been the main headquaters representing Nestlé’s Products Ltd. The headquarters of the company for its Central and West Africa division (Nestlé CWAR) is located at One Airport Square, 4th Floor Plot No. 21, Airport City, Airport Area in Accra, Ghana
It is from this point that supervision and management of the Company’s regional operations are controlled
Nestlé CWAR currently has a total of 13 Operating Company Plants, with staff Strength of over 6,500 persons.
Nestlé Nigeria has always succeeded inspite of the various competitions as one of the foremost food manufacturing and marketing company in the country.
Their various products ranges from baby foods, chocolate, cereals, confectionery, coffee, dairy, and drinks. Nestlé Nigeria is also involved in the manufacture and distribution of purified water across the country. No wonder they are the leading nutrition, health and wellness company.
Nestle Nigeria Factory Locations & Addresses
Nestlé currently has 2 factories in the Nigeria apart from others that are in other African countries. We have listed the addresses of these factories below:
- AGBARA Manufacturing Complex (Nigeria): the Agbara factory address is located at KM 32, Agbara Industrial Estate.
- FLOWERGATE factory (Nigeria): the Flowergate factory was inaugurated in 2011 and it is primarily Maggi production facility. The factory address is located in Kajola village, Sagamu.
Other African Factory locations include:
- DAKAR Factory (Senegal)
- DOUALA Factory (Cameroon)
- TEMA factory (Ghana)
- YOPOUGON factory (Côte d’Ivoire)
- ZONE 4 factory (Côte d’Ivoire)