African Industries is a diverse West African Multinational with over 8,000 employees from more than 10 countries worldwide. The Group currently operates in eight different locations within Nigeria, and exports its products to other West African nations and is increasing investments in neighbouring countries. Its origins lie in trading soft and hard commodities imported from Europe and Asia.
The Group’s presence in Nigeria is now entering its fifth decade. Investments in manufacturing commenced with the reforms instituted to support industry in the early 2000s as democracy was established. In recent years, emphasis has been placed on the creation of internal governance structures to transition from a family operation to establish a professionally managed structure. Partnerships with leading global banks and international development finance institutions continue to support growth.
Today, the Group manufactures international grade steel, chemicals (for soap & detergent, water purification & mining materials), architectural glass (for buildings/constructions), and paving stones (for roads and residential use). Integral to the manufacturing efforts are international certifications for quality and manufacturing processes. In addition, African Industries operates grid connected power generation plants and was involved in the last round of the Power Sector Privatization in Nigeria.