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History of Nestlé in Central and West Africa Region

In 2016 we celebrated a landmark year: our 150th anniversary.

Explore our rich history and passion for nutrition, and join us as we look ahead to another 150 years of Good Food, Good Life.

Nestlé’s mission in Central and West Africa Region is to:

  • enhance people’s quality of life with science-based nutrition and health solutions for all stages of life, 
  • help people care for themselves and their families. 

Nestlé’s portfolio in Central and West Africa includes a variety of brands in a number of food and beverage categories including dairy, culinary, coffee, beverages, infant nutrition, bottled water.

Committed Player since 1957

Our heritage in Central and West Africa dates back to 1957 when Nestlé began trading and distributing its products in Ghana. Today, Nestlé owns and operates nine factories that cater to the region and provides direct employment to more than 5,200 people. We also provide indirect employment to over hundred thousand people. 

The Nestlé Central and West Africa entity, which was formed in 2005, oversees our operations in 25 countries in the region from Mauritania to Central African Republic. Our headquarters is based in Accra, Ghana.

With total investments of CHF 183 million in the Central and West Africa Region over the past three years, we continue to grow our business, develop our people and cater to the needs of our consumers.

In Central and West Africa, we strive to help address the specific nutritional needs of the population by offering tastier and healthier foods & beverages; and by promoting balanced diets and healthy lifestyles. Nestlé’s portfolio in Central and West Africa includes a variety of brands in a number of food and beverage categories including: dairy, culinary, coffee, beverages, infant nutrition, bottled water MAGGI, MILO, CERELAC, GOLDEN MORN, NESCAFÉ, NIDO and PURE LIFE are just some of our most popular brands in the region.

Countries we operate in

Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Mauritania, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra-Leone, Gambia, Chad, Central African Republic, Cameroon,  Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome & Principe, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo

Factories Across Central & West Africa 

Agbara Manufacturing Complex (Nigeria), Dakar Factory (Senegal), Douala Factory (Cameroon), Flowergate factory (Nigeria), Tema factory (Ghana), Yopougon factory (Côte d’Ivoire), Zone 4 factory (Côte d’Ivoire), Abaji factory (Nigeria), Angola factory (Angola).


Chellarams (Nigeria), Koumallin (Mali), UII (Ghana)


MAGGI Shrimp, MAGGI Golden, MAGGI Chicken, MAGGI D3d33d3, MAGGI Signature (Jollof, Pottages, Miyan), MAGGI Mixpy (Ginger,Garlic, &Classic), MAGGI Golden Beef, MAGGI Crayfish, MAGGI Naija pot, MAGGI Cube, MAGGI Star, MAGGI Tablette Arome, MAGGI Chicken Flavour (Parsley), MAGGI Chicken Flavour, MAGGI Onion, MAGGI Tomato, MAGGI Pondu, MAGGI Safsarfal, MAGGI Nokoss

Chocolate Drinks and Confectionery


Baby Foods

CERELAC (Wheat, Maize, Fruits, Millet, Rice and Biscuity)

Angola- Wheat, 3 Fruits and Biscuit

Nigeria - Wheat, Maize, Maize & Soya and CERELAC Junior in Wheat and Maize

All Family Cereals

GOLDEN MORN (Maize &Soya), GOLDEN MORN Puffs, NESTUM (Mel, Bolacha Maria, Arroz, Completo) 


NESCAFÉ Classic, NESCAFÉ Breakfast 3in1 and NESCAFÉ Sweet &Creamy 3in1)


Evaporated Milk- IDEAL (Original, value, Balance), CARNATION Tea Creamer, Gloria (Original, 4%)

Milk Powder- NIDO FortiGrow / NIDO FortiCroissance / NIDO FortiCresce (Full Cream, Filled Milk, Semi-Skimmed) NIDO  (Non-Instant Full Cream Milk), NIDO Essentia, Gloria Nutriforce, IDEAL Mixes(IDEAL Milky Tea, IDEAL Milky Coffee, IDEAL Milky Choco), IDEAL Dairy Delight, Cada Dia, Moça (Sweet condensed milk), Nestle Sweet Condensed Milk

Drinking Water