Olam Nigeria Invests $275million in Wheat, Pasta Production


Olam Nigeria has unveiled plans to produce wheat and pasta in Nigeria with an investment about $275 million.

The Singapore-based holding company, Olam International Limited has acquired Amber Foods Limited, which through its 100 per cent owned subsidiary, Quintessential Foods Nigeria Limited, owns the wheat milling and pasta manufacturing assets of the BUA Group in Nigeria, for a total enterprise value of $275 million.

According to the firm, the new enterprise is estimated at $275 million and hopes to leverage on BUA Group, a diversified foods and infrastructure business group in Nigerian, to actualise the ambition.

The group is among the top five wheat millers in the country with wheat milling and pasta manufacturing capacities of 3,760 and 700 metric tonnes per day (TPD) respectively.

The assets to be acquired include two wheat mills and a pasta manufacturing facility in Lagos, a mill in Kano, and a wheat mill and a pasta manufacturing plant under construction in Port Harcourt.

The company said the wheat milling sector in sub-Saharan Africa has been an area of investment focus for Olam since 2010 when it acquired Crown Flour Mills (CFM) in Nigeria.