UAC of Nigeria PLC (UAC) is a leading diversified Company, operating in the Food and Beverage, Real Estate, Paint and Logistics sectors of the economy. UAC has been a foremost and active participant in the Nigerian economic landscape since 1879.
The Company’s brand portfolio includes leading brands such as Gala Sausage Roll, Mr. Bigg’s, Funtime Coconut chips, Supreme Ice cream, Swan Natural Spring Water, Gossy Warm Spring Water, Dulux Paint, Grand Soya Oil, Vital Feeds, Binggo Dog Food, Livestock Feeds, Grand Cereals Cornflakes and Sandtex Paint.
UAC has evolved into a Holding Company with strong regional and international partnerships in a bid to enhance sustainable growth. The partnerships are: UAC Foods Limited – a business partnership between Tiger Brands Limited, holding 49% of the equity and UAC controlling 51%; MDS Logistics Limited, a joint venture with Imperial Logistics, which holds 49% equity with UAC controlling 51% and UAC Restaurants Limited, where Famous Brands holds 49% of the equity, with UAC controlling 51%. UAC also operates successful joint ventures in the real estate business and a technical collaboration with Akzo Nobel for the manufacture of Dulux Paints in Nigeria.
The Company blazed the trail by fully franchising its Quick Service Restaurants operations, a strategy that is serving as a model for the sector, and has been replicated by competition. Gala Sausage Roll and Mr. Bigg’s, the leading QSR brand in Nigeria, have for many years remained dominant household brands
UAC’s business portfolio includes the following Companies: UACN Property Development Company PLC (UPDC), the first Company in the real estate sector to be listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange; UAC Foods Limited, the manufacturers of Gala Sausage Roll, Supreme Ice Cream and SWAN Natural Spring Water, MDS Logistics Limited, a foremost integrated logistics Company, with investments in pharmaceutical distribution hubs in key locations across the country; UAC Restaurants Limited with its chain of Mr. Bigg’s and Debonairs Pizza outlets, Grand Cereals Limited the manufacturers of Vital Poultry and Fish Feeds, Binggo Dog Food, Grand Maize Flour, Grand Cornflakes and Grand Soya Oil; Chemical and Allied Products PLC, leading its industry segment with Dulux Paint, Warm Spring Waters Nigeria Limited, manufacturers of “Gossy” Spring Water and UNICO CPFA Limited, a Closed Pension Funds Administrator.
The Company’s business expansion drive led to the acquisition of controlling equity in Livestock Feeds PLC, foremost manufacturers of Animal Feeds and Portland Paints and Products Nigeria PLC, makers of Sandtex Paints. These acquisitions have deepened the Company’s presence in the animal feeds and paints market.
The Company’s strategic partnerships are aimed at enhancing operational excellence and delivery capabilities as well as consolidating and building its market share in a competitive and fast growing market. The Company proactively seeks to take advantage of the opportunities presented by its current business model.
The Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme – The Goodness League is a major boost to education in Nigeria through its infrastructural intervention and support for Legacy Schools across the country as well as the organization of Free Weekend Classes for Senior Secondary School students. UAC’s Schools Support Programme has benefitted educational institutions in the South West, North West, South South, North Central and South East geo-political zones of the country.
UAC has continued the drive for sustainable growth through the execution of relevant business strategies, continuous innovation and significant investment in capacity building.