Top 10 Largest Dairy Companies In Africa

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    Nestle

    Nestlé is the largest food and beverage company in the world, present in 187 countries with about 291,000 professional employees. In August 2018, they formed region Nestlé East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR), comprising of 23 countries. The headquarters of the East and Southern African Region is located at Nestlé South Africa, with 5 factories and 2 Distribution Centers across South Africa.


    Dairy is Nestle's biggest raw material by volume, with many kinds of milk and milk-derived ingredients. Dairy ingredients include those bought from dairy industries, including whey, milk powder, and lactose. Fresh milk is sourced from farmers before being processed in Nestlé factories. They continuously improve sourcing operations, notably concerning milk quality, constantly delivering full milk traceability, and ensuring food safety. To create the best quality dairy products, Nestle always supports dairy farmers, applies best practices and standards, and improves animal welfare, improves feed value and nutrient management on dairy farms in California.

    CONTACT INFO:

    Address: Nestlé Tofa Factory, Luanda, Angola

    Phone number: +27 86 009 6116 & +27 11 514 6116

    Website: https://www.nestle-esar.com/

    Nestle Products. Photo: sachefmedia.co.za
    Nestle Products. Photo: sachefmedia.co.za
    Nestle Products. Photo: dairyreporter.com
    Nestle Products. Photo: dairyreporter.com

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    Danone

    Since 1953, Danone started operations in Africa, when the company launched its first foreign subsidiary in Morocco. In 2015, Danone created the Africa division as a multi-category business to speed up its growth in this region. As of 2017, Africa accounts for more than 5% of the company's worldwide sales.


    Danone leads in four businesses: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Early Life Nutrition, Medical Nutrition, and Waters. The company offers fresh dairy products as well as plant-based products and beverages. Consumers can diversify protein sources with Danone's diverse and ever-expanding product portfolios, such as the plant-based products and beverages line that combines natural or flavored beverages made from soy, almonds, coconuts, rice, oats, etc, as well as plant-based alternatives to yogurt and cream. They also have much research about milk, ferments, and probiotics that support gut health. They can now build on expertise in both dairy fermentation and plant-based innovation to develop and enhance their range of offerings.

    CONTACT INFO:

    Address: Boksburg Factory, Anderbolt, Boksburg, 1459, South Africa

    Phone number: +27 86 143 5737
    Website: http://www.danone.co.za/

    Danone Products. Photo: news.milkbranch.ru
    Danone Products. Photo: news.milkbranch.ru
    Danone Products. Photo: foxbusiness.com
    Danone Products. Photo: foxbusiness.com
  3. The Lactalis Group is a family-led company, creation in France in 1933 by André Besnier. Lactalis is a French multinational dairy products corporation. For more than 25 years, with 350 coworkers in France at Choisy-le-Roi and abroad, they offer a range of more than 2 000 products, from the dairy product (milk, butter, cream, cheese, dairy dessert), to all distribution networks, with the objective: to meet at its best the needs of our customers.


    Lactalis South Africa is the new alternative name for Parmalat SA. Lactalis SA is still the place to quality and trusted brands from worldwide leading brands such as Président and Galbani to local brands such as Pride and Laicran, which cover a very large range of dairy products like butter, cheese, cream, milk, yogurts and dairy desserts, milk powder for adults, and also plant-based drinks. Lactalis South African products include award-winning cheeses under the Galbani, Parmalat, Président, and Melrose brands, iconic flavored kinds of milk such as Steri Stumpie, a range of creamy yogurts and long-life milk, butter, ice cream, cream, and fruit juice. Lactalis South Africa also distributes ranges of milk specially formulated for children, and for people who are lactose intolerant.

    CONTACT INFO:

    Address: Strand Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa

    Phone number: +27 21 809 1400 & +27 21 886 6939

    Website: https://lactalis.co.za/

    Lactalis Archives. Photo: just-food.com
    Lactalis Archives. Photo: just-food.com
    Lactalis & Itambé. Photo: foodbev.com
    Lactalis & Itambé. Photo: foodbev.com
  4. Fonterra is a New Zealand Co-operative, owned by about 10,500 New Zealand farmers. They are responsible for approximately 30% of the dairy exports and are the largest company in New Zealand. Made using trusted processes and the highest quality natural dairy, Fonterra brands are loved by consumers around the world, including Anchor, Anmum, Anlene, NZMP, and Farm Source.


    Fonterra has 350 nutritionists, scientists, researchers, and engineers to make the best milk, enabling them to develop products that meet the diverse nutritional needs of our consumers, contributing to a healthier future. They offer dairy products that meet the different health needs of consumers all around the world. They offer a wide variety of options in dairy to suit most people, including regular, reduced-fat, low-fat, and skim varieties, as well as calcium-enriched products. In its various forms, dairy provides a multitude of ‘better for you’ foods from products designed to aid growth and development in children, right through to low-fat convenience foods for adults.


    CONTACT INFO:
    Phone number
    : +64-9-374 9000
    Website
    : https://www.fonterra.com/nz/en.html

    Anchor - Fonterra Brand. Photo: muliaraya.co.id
    Anchor - Fonterra Brand. Photo: muliaraya.co.id
    Anchor - Fonterra Brand. Photo: foodbusinessafrica.com
    Anchor - Fonterra Brand. Photo: foodbusinessafrica.com
  5. Promasidor was founded in 1979, is an African beverage and food-products world, at the same time is a food and beverage giant with a range of top-quality, affordable products in over 30 countries across Africa. With more than 30 years of operation, they have successfully built unique brands which bring joy to millions of consumers across Africa. Since 1979, Promasidor has been a leading provider of high-quality food products across various regions in Africa. Their range includes everything from powdered milk products to culinary food enhancers and soft drinks. All dairy products are affordable but of excellent quality.


    Brand Cowbell is the first dairy product distributed in Africa. Powdered dairy products have been perfected over the years to keep their freshness longer without compromising on quality. With convenient packaging sizes to suit every need, their milk, condensed milk, cheese, and evaporated milk products guarantee consistent quality and nutritious value. The Promasidor dairy product includes a variety of powdered milk brands that are instant and easy to prepare while being cost-effective at the same time.


    CONTACT INFO:

    Address: 32 Bruton Road Bryanston 2021 South Africa

    Phone number: +27 (11) 540 1900 & +27 (11) 540 1901

    Website: http://www.promasidor.com/

    Promasidor Brand. Photo: dairyreporter.com
    Promasidor Brand. Photo: dairyreporter.com
  6. For 112 years, Clover has developed from a dairy co-operative humble to South Africa’s leading dairy business. Glover has been developing or acquiring brands that have the potential to occupy the number one or two position in chosen segments, providing trusting consumers with quality products through its extensive network.


    Nowadays, Clover is a branded consumer goods and products group operating in the production of dairy and non-alcoholic beverages; distribution of chilled and ambient consumer products; and sales and merchandising of fast-moving consumer goods. Clover dairy products use unique formulas, THE ONLY MILK WITH TRIPLE PROTECT. Clover’s double purifying method includes centrifugation, removes 100% of the milk’s impurities, reduces bacteria by 90%, and enhances its quality, then heated to 72°C to remove harmful bacteria. Then the milk is deeply cooled below 2°C. It helps all the natural nutrients and protein preserved.


    CONTACT INFO:
    Address
    : 200 Constantia Drive, Constantia Kloof, Roodepoort, 1709
    Phone number
    : +27 11 471 1400
    Website
    : https://www.clover.co.za/

    Clover Products. Photo: dairyreporter.com
    Clover Products. Photo: dairyreporter.com
    Clover Products. Photo: foodbusinessafrica.com
    Clover Products. Photo: foodbusinessafrica.com
  7. FrieslandCampina is one of the largest dairy companies with annual revenue of 11 billion euros, distributes products in many European countries, Asia, and Africa via its subsidiaries. FrieslandCampina has many brands for customers, available in supermarkets and other stores worldwide, including Friesche Vlag, Chocomel, Fristi, Friso, Dutch Lady, Milner, Campina, Landliebe, Optimel, Mona, và Mix'it. They also have brands for foodservice professionals and industrial customers.


    Consumer products include milk, yogurt, cheese, infant nutrition, and desserts. Products for the professional market include cream and butter products, ingredients, and semi-finished products for producers of infant nutrition, the food industry, and the pharmaceutical sector. FrieslandCampina has branches in 38 countries and exports to more than one hundred countries worldwide.


    Milk is the main foundation at FrieslandCampina, produced at 11,476 dairy farms owned by their member dairy farmers. At numerous production locations, they also use milk to make tasty and quality dairy products. Milk is pasteurized to give a longer shelf life, as well as adjust the fat content for full-fat milk, semi-skimmed milk, and skimmed milk all contain exactly the same amount of fat. Now FrieslandCampina products are sold in more than 100 countries.


    Revenue: $5.47 billion


    CONTACT INFO:

    Address: FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC, Industrial Estate, Plot 7b Acme Rd, Ogba 100001, Ikeja, Nigeria

    Phone number: +31 (0)33 713 33 33

    Website: https://www.frieslandcampina.com/

    FrieslandCampina Products. Photo: retaildetail.eu
    FrieslandCampina Products. Photo: retaildetail.eu
    FrieslandCampina Products. Photo: foodingredientsfirst.com
    FrieslandCampina Products. Photo: foodingredientsfirst.com
  8. Founded in 1983 by Safwan Thabet, Juhayna Food Industries is a leading Egypt-based manufacturer specializing in the production, processing, and packaging of dairy, juice, and cooking products. Since its establishment, the company has been at the frontrunner position in the dairy and juice industries in Egypt and has expanded its presence in the Middle East. That is made possible by a firm commitment to delivering high-quality, healthy, and safe products, becoming trusted household names. Juhayna operates with four complete facilities, has a vast network of distribution centers serving more than 136,000 retail outlets nationwide. They own a dairy farm that can house 7,000 milking cows covering a sizeable portion of the company’s raw milk needs, Juhayna continues to raise the benchmark for premium quality Egyptian manufactured products.


    They have brands to suit all consumer needs, from lactose-free milk for those who are lactose intolerant to 0% milk, skimmed milk, half cream milk for those who are extra cautious about their weight. All products are safe and of superior quality, while complying with all International Standards and Local Legislations to serve the needs of our customers and consumers inside and outside Egypt.


    CONTACT INFO:
    Address
    : Polygon, Building No.2, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed- Giza -Egypt.
    Phone number
    : (202) 38508393
    Website
    : http://www.juhayna.com/en/

    Juhayna Products. Photo: thinkmarketingmagazine.com
    Juhayna Products. Photo: thinkmarketingmagazine.com
    Juhayna Products. Photo: citymarteg.com
    Juhayna Products. Photo: citymarteg.com
  9. Founded in 1865 by Jules Bel, Bel Group is a multinational cheese marketer centered in France. They manufacture and distribute processed and semi-processed cheeses, frequently packaged in individual portions. With single-serving portions format and iconic brands, Bel provides products that meet a strong consumption trend combining health, pleasure, and practicality. Bel has 150 years of experience inventing and making unique cheeses from tasty recipes. The unique know-how and high standards in terms of quality and food safety can be found in each of the 29 Group factories, which produce Bel brands.


    Present on the African continent for over 50 years, with over two billion single-serving portions sold in Africa in 2015, The Laughing Cow is a favorite cheese brand of families in many African nations, such as Morocco, Algeria, Côte d’Ivoire, and Senegal.


    CONTACT INFO:

    Address: Bel plant in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

    Website: https://www.groupe-bel.com/fr/

    The Laughing Cow Cheese. Photo: greenqueen.com.hk
    The Laughing Cow Cheese. Photo: greenqueen.com.hk
  10. The Delice Group is a Tunisian group of the food industry, operating mainly in the dairy industry. Délice is a citizen brand close to consumers who care about their health. Since 1978, Délice has placed increasing importance on the quality of its products. Given the importance of the sanitary and organoleptic quality of products, they offer consumers the best of dairy products. Throughout the production process, a competent team always ensures careful and meticulous product quality control. Their laboratories perform between 1,000 and 3,000 analyses per day, depending on the site, to ensure the compatibility of their products with regulatory and normative requirements.


    Délice Holding always training farmers which allows them to perfectly manage their herds, ensure quality milk production and higher profitability. Délice Holding has trained 10,000 breeders, 36% of these breeders are followed, assisted, and accompanied, which has increased their production by more than 19% and improved their income by 26%


    CONTACT INFO:
    Address
    : Immeuble JOUMANA, La Goulette (10,05 km)2015 Tunis – Tunisie
    Phone number: (+216) 70 024500
    Website
    : http://www.delice.tn/en/

    Delice Products. Photo: ilboursa.com
    Delice Products. Photo: ilboursa.com
    Delice Products. Photo: finpac.it
    Delice Products. Photo: finpac.it



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