FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC has been a necessary part of most Nigerian homes since 1954 through its flagship brand, Peak Milk. The company was incorporated in April 1973 as West Africa Milk Company Nigeria (WAMCO) and commenced operations in 1975.
FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria is a multinational manufacturing company: it is an affiliate of Royal FrieslandCampina of The Netherlands, one of the largest dairy cooperatives in the world. Its headquarters is in the Ikeja industrial area of Lagos State and operates an extensive distribution network across Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The company has continued to play a leading role in the production, processing, packaging, marketing and distribution of various milk products in Nigeria. With an annual turnover of N121 billion in 2015 and a market share driven by her key brands, Peak and Three Crowns.It pioneered the manufacture of evaporated milk and the introduction of fortified milk based products in Nigeria. It is currently ISO 22000 certified (for Can manufacture and Evaporated milk manufacturing process); OHSAS 18001; ISO 14001 certified and is the first dairy company in Nigeria to be HACCP certified.
To visualize and to further emphasize our endeavours, FrieslandCampina WAMCO is guided by an inspiring mission statement- Nourishing Nigerians with Quality Dairy Nutrition. This tagline expresses our ultimate promise to our stakeholders in a concise and compelling way.
FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC is also deeply committed to improving the lives and welfare of its consumers and communities across the country. Over the years, the company has proven itself an excellent corporate citizen by supporting schools, charities and communities across Nigeria through its Corporate Citizenship programme, launched in 2004. The programme’s main projects include; Water Project, School Adoption and Tertiary Endowments.
The company has since commissioned 41 solar boreholes, supported 18 public secondary schools with learning materials and given annual endowments to 6 tertiary institutions to support research. These benefits have been spread across the 6 geopolitical zones of Nigeria.
In addition to our Corporate Citizenship Projects, FCWAMCO supports 29 charities spread across Nigeria. By donating cash and product gifts to these charities, FCWAMCO has contributed in ameliorating the difficulties of the less privileged in our society.
To further increase its local content and support the Federal Government’s initiative to grow the Agriculture sector, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc commenced the Dairy Development Program in August 2010. Under this successful commercial scale dairy farming in Oyo state, Nigeria, the company works with over 1600 local dairy farmers (960 female). These farmers have milked for subsistence for generations but now things are changing and the results are impressive!
This programme is gradually developing into a full national program as the company is dedicated to making the Dairy Development Program a success by ensuring the transfer of Technological know-how on milk production to Nigerian farmers.
By sharing knowledge and providing a market for these farmers, FrieslandCampina WAMCO contributes to improving the quality and quantity of raw milk, the social position of farmers and also increase self-sufficiency/food security of the nation. The company will maintain its No. 1 position as the nation’s leading milk manufacturing company by investing in its people, capacity expansion projects and by being an excellent corporate citizen.
Current directors of the company include; Jacobs Ajekigbe OFR (Chairman), Ben Langat (Managing Director), Isaac Ade Agoye, Mrs. Oyinkan Ade-Ajayi, Engr. Mustapha Bello, R.J. Steetskamp (Dutch) Roel van Neerbos (Dutch); Peter Eshikena.