Mukwano Group

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Mukwano Group
Private Conglomerate
Industry Agriculture, Manufacturing, Transportation, Food Processing
Founded 1986[1][2]
Headquarters Kampala, Uganda
Key people
Tony Gadhoke[3]
Group Managing Director
Products Edible oil, Margarine, Plastics, Office buildings, Houses, Plastics
Number of employees
6,000 + (2009)
Website Homepage

The Mukwano Group of Companies, commonly known as the Mukwano Group, is a conglomerate based in Uganda, with operations in other East African countries.[2]

Location[edit]

The Group's headquarters are located on Mukwano Road (Bypass Road), in the Central Division of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[4] The coordinates of the company headquarters are: 0°18'45.0"N, 32°35'27.0"E (Latitude:0.312500; Longitude:32.590840).[5]

Overview[edit]

The group was established in 1986, although it did not start operations until 1989.[1] As of October 2016, the group is involved in six main areas of business: (a) manufacturing (b) real estate investments (c) bulk storage & shipment (d) cargo clearing & forwarding (e) agriculture and (f) financial services. Mukwano Group is one of the most active investment groups in Uganda. The group won the coveted Annual Presidential Award of Best Exporter of the Year for 2004.[1] In 2009, its beverages division attained ISO Certification.[6]

Subsidiary companies[edit]

The subsidiary companies of the Mukwano Group include but are not limited to the following: (1) AK Transporters Uganda Limited; a fully licensed and equipped logistics and transport company with over 200 light, medium and heavy transport trucks.[7] (2) Gulf Stream Investments Limited; a bulk liquid-storage terminal within the port area of Mombasa, Kenya. The terminal can store close to 26,000 metric tones of vegetable oils, oil derivatives and related chemicals in dedicated tanks.[8] (3) Exim Bank (Uganda); a retail commercial commercial bank jointly owned with Exim Bank (Tanzania).[9] (4) Lira Maize Factory Limited; located in Lira, Lira District, Northern Uganda.[10] (5) Lira Oil Mill Limited; which produces in excess of 25,000 tons of oil annually, from sunflower and cottonseed, since 2007.[11]

(6) Mukwano Agro Project Limited; which consists of over 17,000 acres (27 sq mi) under cultivation in Masindi District. Crops include maize, soybeans, sunflower, and simsim. Contracts with over 45,000 out-growers whose farm acreage is in the neighborhood of 200,000 acres (310 sq mi).[12] (7) Mukwano AK Plastics; which manufactures household and industrial plastic products.[13] (8) Mukwano Dar-es-Salaam Factory; located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the factory has manufactured edible oil and soap since 2004.[14] (9) Mukwano Industries Limited, a manufacturer of edible oil, soaps, cleaning products, sanitary products, household and industrial plastic products, bottled water and energy drinks.[15] (10) Mukwano Sugar Factory; a licensed sugar manufacturer, located in Masindi District, with capacity to process 2,500 metric tonnes of raw sugarcane daily (912,000 tonnes annually).[16]

(11) Nationwide Properties Limited; a real-estate development company that builds commercial and residential properties. Nationwide is a joint venture between the Mukwano Group and Property Services Limited, a real estate management firm in Uganda.[17] (12) Riley Packaging Limited; the largest producer of packaging materials in East Africa, a joint venture between Mukwano Group and Raps Limited, another Ugandan company. The factory, estimated at US$13 million, is located in Mukono on the Kampala-Jinja Highway.[18]

Products[edit]

The products of the Group include, but are not limited to the following:[19]

  • Aqua Sipi bottled water
  • Kyekyo energy drinks
  • Mukwano edible cooking oil
  • Roki fortified edible cooking oil
  • Three Star fortified edible cooking oil
  • Marina margarine
  • Tamu baking fat
  • Sunseed edible sunflower oil
  • Nice Fry edible cooking fat
  • Nice Fry vegetable frying fat
  • Royal Palms Housing Estate - A gated residential community, located at Butabika, 9 kilometres (5.6 mi), by road, southeast of the central business district of Kampala, on the shores of Lake Victoria.[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mirembe, Jovita (9 October 2005). "Mukwano Is Best Exporter". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Wakabi, Michael (3 December 2001). "Mukwano: There's Pride in Doing Business in Uganda". The East African. Nairobi. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Monitor Reporter (26 May 2015). "Mukwano's Diversity Into Agriculture". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Mukwano Group (19 October 2016). "Mukwano Group of Companies: Contact Us". Kampala: Mukwano Group. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Google (19 October 2016). "Location of the Headquarters of Mukwano Group, Kampala, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Mukwano Group (May 2009). "Mukwano Group: Corporate Profile" (PDF). Kampala: Mukwano Group of Companies. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  7. ^ Mukwano Group (19 October 2016). "Mukwano Group of Companies: Logistics & Supply Chain Subsidiaries". Kampala: Mukwano Group of Companies. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  8. ^ Buluku, Allan (17 January 2006). "Uganda: Mukwano Opens New $30m Liquid Storage Facility in Mombasa". The East African via AllAfrica.com. Nairobi. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  9. ^ Busuulwa, Bernard (9 March 2016). "Tanzania's Exim Bank acquires Imperial Bank Uganda". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  10. ^ Okino, Patrick (16 March 2010). "Uganda: Mukwano Starts Sh2 Billion Maize Plant In Lango". New Vision via AllAfrica.com. Kampala. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  11. ^ Muwanga, David (18 July 2006). "Uganda:Manufacturing Resumes In Northern Uganda". New Vision via AllAfrica.com. Kampala. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  12. ^ Mukiibi, Ahmed (18 March 2015). "Obadde okimanyi nti Mukwano asinga Sudir Ruparelia obugagga? (Did You Know that Mukwano (Amirali Karmali) is wealthier than Sudhir (Sudhir Ruparelia)?". Bukedde Newspaper (in Luganda). Kampala. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  13. ^ Mukwano Group (19 October 2016). "Mukwano Group: Manufacturing Division". Kampala: Mukwano Group of Companies. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  14. ^ Kayizzi, Ricks (4 January 2004). "Mukwano In TZ Deal". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  15. ^ Kiwawulo, Chris (15 September 2005). "Mukwano Industries To Make Energy Drinks". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  16. ^ Sanya, Samuel (22 November 2011). "Eight Firms Join Sugar Production". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  17. ^ Odomel, James (26 March 2009). "83 Units Ready At Royal Palms". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  18. ^ Joyce Namutebi, and David Muwanga (15 November 2007). "M7 Opens Giant Plant". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  19. ^ Mukwano Group (20 October 2016). "Mukwano Group of Companies: Our Brands". Kampala: Mukwano Group of Companies. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  20. ^ Nuwagaba, Edwin (4 February 2010). "A Touch of Elegance At Royal Palms Estate". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 

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