Our Business Products / Services
All over Nigeria we work everyday to bring quality wholesome food products to millions of Nigerians.
Our belief is simple. Put smiles on the face of Nigerians.
OUR BUSINESS - Chicken/Poultry/Eggs/Independent Local Producers
Unigold Foods poultry business consists 75% of the value of our food processing business. The company is engaged in both the upstream and downstream sectors of the poultry industry.
Under our poultry business Unigold Foods produces;
- Day-old Chicks
- Frozen packaged chicken marketed under the Nara brand
- Table eggs. Marketed under the Nara brand.
Our layers are produced from birds hatched by the company. This ensures that Nara Table eggs are of the highest quality. Unigold currently has an installed capacity to produce 10,000 crates of eggs daily from within its own domestic production and a combination of eggs produced by its contract farmers.
Unigold Foods Poultry division is fully integrated and the company uses the best hatchery incubating system to produce its day old chicks to ensure quality eggs are incubated for raising as broilers and layers. Unigold Food is proud of the fact that its products are of the highest quality and affordable.
Unigold Foods fresh chicken is produced using high quality natural feed produced at the company’s feed mill. 75% of our chickens are grown by our contract farmers.
Unigold Foods operates a modern processing and packaging plant and the management of the company to meet demand for its product going forward is implementing strategies to increase processing capacity to 5000 birds per hour. The strategy of the company is to position the poultry business of the company to become the largest chicken processing and packaging company in Nigeria by 2030.
Unigold foods has set an ambitious 10 year plan to increase its broiler production capacity to 300 million broilers by 2030, and this will be achieved by increasing production by 20% per annum.
Our feeds are sourced and produced using natural organic ingredients which ensures our chickens consume a balanced diet their entire lives. With a strict program protocol, Unigold foods feed Mill supplies a range of natural-finished chicken products to consumers looking for healthy, lean protein and our chicken products can be used to cook sumptuous meals for the family.
Our fresh natural chicken products are ideal to be used to cook sumptuous meals to put smile on the faces of families in Nigeria.
UNIGOLD FOODS IS ALWAYS PLEASED TO PRESENT NARA FRESH CHICKEN. PUTTING SMILES ON THE FACES OF CONSUMERS.
Independent Local Producers
At Unigold Foods® we believe that great chicken, beef and eggs begins with high-quality broilers and layers. We are proud to purchase broilers and eggs from our independent local suppliers who are committed to the highest standards of animal husbandry and environmental practices. We purchase livestock from a variety of family farmers and local suppliers, both large and small. We welcome new suppliers and invite you to contact us today.
Our chicken and beef production facilities are strategically located in areas where livestock are raised, enabling us to purchase locally, decrease our carbon footprint and contribute to the economic success of rural communities across Nigeria. Each day, our livestock purchases contribute millions of Naira to Nigerian rural economies and promote the economic viability of the surrounding communities where we live and work.
Our Business -Tomato Paste/Nara
Unigold Foods tomato paste is made from fresh Nigerian grown tomatoes. Since Unigold Foods Nara brand was introduced into the Nigerian market in 2013 it has helped Nigerian cooks make healthy fresh stews and meals.
All our fresh tomatoes are grown under cooperative farming in Kano and Benue states.
As a leading tomato paste producer, we are proud to provide a wide variety of first-rate brands to retail grocery chains, wholesalers and food service establishments. You’re invited to explore our comprehensive portfolio of tomato programs designed to deliver products tailored to your business needs. We look forward to the opportunity to build a lasting partnership dedicated to your success.
Our Business - Red Palm Oil/Nara
Unigold Foods operates through partnerships with cooperatives and farmers in Edo, Delta, Abia and Imo States oil palm plantations that enable the company process top quality premium red palm oil suitable for all manner of domestic and industrial uses.
Unigold Foods is particularly proud of its partnerships and investments in rural small holder oil palm farmers. Under this rural farmer investment schemes we are able to create economic opportunities for low income Nigerians and give them a good source of living.
Are you interested in joining us and becoming an oil palm farmers
Our Business - Sustainability - Food Safety - Animal Care - Our Communities - Economic Viability
Sustainability involves improving the short and long-term performance of our business by balancing and managing economic, societal, and environmental factors. Put simply, sustainability means responsibly meeting the needs of today, while improving the ability of the next generation to responsibly meet their needs in the future. We invite you to join us on our journey of continuous improvement.
Unigold Foods 2019 Sustainability Report
We own and operate small holder palm plantations in Nigeria and operate a palm oil refinery in Benin City.
Unigold Foods takes palm oil sustainability very seriously and we are committed to producing and sourcing palm oil in an economical, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner.
This is important because millions of people rely on palm oil to feed their families and support their livelihoods, including more than 5 million small holder farmers around the world. It is consumed in more than 150 countries worldwide both as food and non-food applications ranging from cosmetics to biofuels. Demand for edible oils is growing by 5% annually and will continue to increase along with increase in the world's population. And as the highest yielding oilseed crop producing 3.2 million tons of oils per hectare, palm oil is well suited to meet growing demand because it uses less land per ton of oil produced than any other vegetable oil. Consumers increasingly want assurances that palm oil used in the products they buy is being produced responsibly.
Palm oil is the most consumed, most imported, highest yielding edible oil in the world.
This high demand for oil palm creates a lot of challenges. For instance, practices that result in deforestation, negative impacts on biodiversity, cultivation without consideration for the rights of indigenous communities, poor working conditions or violation of workers rights are unsustainable and unacceptable. We believe that forests and farming can coexist, and Unigold Foods is firmly committed to eliminating deforestation from our supply chains. We promote responsible production that benefits farmers and surrounding communities.
Unigold Foods believes it has a role to play a key role. The company is committed to producing and sourcing palm oil in an economical, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner is embodied in the philosophy of “No Deforestation and No Exploitation”.
Unigold Foods in Nigeria operates 3 mills and 4 palm oil plantations and our palm oil management team work with nearly 750 smallholder farmers and millers who have plantations of 2 hectares or more each and we ensure we advise our local palm oil partners to take care of the environment and train them in best farm practices.
Confidence in the safety of our products. That’s what you expect. We adopt an aggressive and innovative approach to food safety, always focused on the provision of wholesome, safe products to give you the confidence you expect when partnering with Unigold Foods®.
Strict Standards Deliver Quality Results.
We work closely with Nigerian government regulatory agencies, both State and Federal, and industry leaders, suppliers, customers, consumers and the scientific community to monitor the safety of our products.We are committed to producing the most wholesome protein products with the highest standards of quality. Our food safety efforts focus on prevention of any contamination from start to finish in the protein production cycle. We are diligent to ensure we deliver quality, great tasting products consumers can trust.
At Unigold Foods, the proper and humane treatment of animals is addressed through standard operating procedures,verification, and process improvement, designed to assure animal welfare and product quality. All livestock destined and received for slaughter at Unigold Foods facilities are protected under this policy and will be treated humanely in accordance with Unigold Foods procedures and in compliance with Nigerian laws and regulations.
Our efforts to ensure the humane treatment of animals begin with producers and their dedication to providing animals within our supply chain with the utmost care and treatment. Our commitment to animal welfare continues as animals under our care are transported, unloaded and handled at our facilities.
Unigold Foods has established and implemented animal welfare programs in all of our business units to promote accountability and transparency and to ensure that the humane treatment of animals remains a priority throughout every stage of the animal’s life. From procurement and transportation to operations and quality assurance, every Unigold Foods employee is held accountable for the humane and ethical treatment of our animals.
Our business begins with the well-being of our animals. Unigold Foods is dedicated to ensuring the humane treatment, handling and slaughter of animals at all times. At Unigold Foods, animal welfare is embedded in the framework of our culture. We continually strive to improve our animal welfare efforts through the use of new technologies and the implementation of standards that meet and exceed regulatory requirements and industry guidelines. As one of the largest food protein companies in Nigeria, we have the ability to make a positive impact on the lives of many animals and we do this every day.
Unigold Foods is committed to giving back to our communities in which we live and work. We strive to make a positive difference in our neighborhoods, for our team members and their families and our customers. We recognize the social responsibility of being a major employer, and we understand that behind every team member is a family, for whom they provide and in every city where we do business there is a community, to which we contribute.
As a business enterprise Unigold Foods has an obligation to provide a viable return to our shareholders and investors, a livable wage to our team members and to reinvest in our operations to ensure long-term financial prosperity. We recognize that our value is in the quality of our products, a relationship of trust with our customers and suppliers, and the financial success of our business operations.
Our merger in 2011 Unigold Foods has invested nearly 5 Billion Naira in acquisition and capital expenditure investments in chicken processing equipment, feed storage and silos facilities, land acquisition and development and construction of an ultra modern feed mill. Our unwavering commitment to the financial success of our business and our team members is clear. We recognize that positive financial results empowers us to play a stronger role in our communities and improve our operations for the benefit of our people and our planet.
Our Business - Commodities Trading/Domestic and International
Unigold as a fully diversified Agro and food company is fully engaged in the cultivation, harvesting, processing, storage and handling of Agro commodities such as oil palm, soybeans, maize and other grains.
Foods Commodity Trading arm is a full service agricultural commodities trading company handling grain, oilseed, feed ingredients and many other food ingredients. The company has developed a large network of buyers and sellers to provide the best value for our customers.
Unigold Foods provides to bulk buyers in Nigeria and West Africa a wide variety of grains and oil seeds which include Beans, Maize, Durum wheat, Sesame, Sorghum, Soybean, Rice and Flour
Since 2010 the Company has been originating feed grains to be transported all over Nigeria and West Africa. Our role in the feed industries value chain allows the company to market grain to end users and manufacturers in Nigeria and overseas.
Foods offers both domestic and international trading services to its customers and trades a wide range of commodity products domestically from its trading offices strategically located in many parts of Nigeria - Asaba, Kano, Benin City, Lokoja, Lagos, Makurdi, Damatutu.
Each of these offices has very capable merchandisers that are not only familiar with their local market conditions but also are tied into a national and global network of market information. This allows them to better communicate with Unigold Foods customer’s base and provide pricing reflects the best market prices available for all commodities under our sale platforms.