By Prince Chime
The city of Nnewi is one of the most populous, commercial and industrial areas in the South East and, in fact, one of the fastest-growing economic hubs in Africa. With a higher population of the citizenry engaged in trade entrepreneurship, it is no surprise it commands a number of factories within its borders.
Here is the list of the major factories scattered across the commercial city of Nnewi.
Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Ltd.
The Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Ltd that we all know of as the pioneer manufacturing company that produces indigenously manufactured cars (heavy-duty trucks, vehicles, etc) has its headquarters at Nnewi. They deal with the manufacture of automobile spare parts, tri-cycles under its arm of automobile manufacturing.
The Innoson Group also involves in the manufacture of plastics under its arm of Innoson Technical and Industrial Company Ltd. They produce plastic products such as chairs, plastic tables, plates, spoons and other household items.
This company is owned and founded by Chief Innocent Chukwuma Nwala and is located at 2 Innoson Industrial Estate Akwu Uru, Umudim Nnewi.
Chicason Group Of Companies
As the name suggests, Chicason Group Of Companies is a factory that has many other companies, businesses, and factories that are affiliated with them. Some of their subsidiaries are; AZ Petroleum Products Limited, RIMCO Nigeria Limited, PROMOTEX Industrial and Chemical Company Limited, and other companies.
They offer services in areas such as the oil and gas sector, automobiles, plastics, and lots more.
Their office is at RIMCO Drive, Chicason Avenue at Akwu Uru Industry Estate, Nnewi.
Coscharis Group of Companies
This is a company owned and founded by the Nnewi entrepreneur, Cosmas Maduka.
Just like the Chicason Group, Coscharis Group Of Companies is also a conglomerate of industries or factories under one umbrella. They deal mainly in automobiles, medical appliances, information technology (IT), Foods and Beverages, Agriculture, etc.
They are located at Umudinkwa, Umudim Nnewi.
Ibeto Group of Companies
Ibeto Group of Companies is owned and headed by Cletus Madubugwu Ibeto. They are a conglomerate of businesses that deal with the production of different kinds of automobile spare parts batteries, lubricants, etc.
They were also a household name in the making of building materials such as cement but since the inception of Buhari’s administration, Ibeto Cement has been on hold.
They are situated at 60-61 Igwe Orizu Road of Nnewi.
A household name in the manufacture of cables in Nigeria and one of the highest distributors of quality electrical products in the South East and within the country, Cutix PLc is located at No. 17 Osita Onyejianya Street Umuanuka Market, Nnewi.
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They manufacture electrical materials such as insulated copper conductors on reel, bare copper conductors on reel and other electrical wires and equipment.
Louis Carter Group
They are situated at Number 9 Emma Okafor Street, Akaboukwu Uruagu of Nnewi, Anambra state and they deal with the manufacturing and distribution of many kinds of plastic products, PVC pipes and food items.
The company is owned by Chief Sir Louis Carter Onwugbenu.
Cento Group of Companies
They are also a conglomerate of many businesses and manufacturing companies. While their major area is the manufacture and distribution of auto spare parts, the Cento group of companies also provide services in the manufacture of automobile accessories, auto batteries and others.
They are located at Nkwo Akwu Village, Umudim, Nnewi.
Tummy Tummy Foods Industries Limited
Tummy Tummy Foods is a food manufacturer and maker of Tummy Tummy instant noodles. Owned by Chika Emenike, Tummy Tummy began operations in 2009 and claim to employ over 1000 staffers in Nnewi and across the federation.
Tummy Tummy has added the popular Event bottled water to their products.
They are located at Chicason Avenue, Uru Road, Industrial Layout, Nnewi.
First Express Aluminum Company Limited
Ranked as one of the best Aluminum manufacturers in Nigeria, First Express Aluminum Company Limited is located at No. 1 Anyamene Crescent, Off Akaboukwu Bus Stop, Uruagu Nnewi, Anambra State.
First Express Aluminum Company Limited is into the manufacture, sale and distribution of aluminum roofing sheets, allied materials, windows, and other types of building materials.
Ike God Foods
Your favourite Jolly Jolly Noodles is the product of Ike Good Foods Ltd. The idea came to Ikenna Ifejiofor in 2007 but the company only began operation in 2019. The Covid pandemic hit the world a few months later and many businesses folded. Ike God survived.
Jolly Jolly Noodles have remained in the market.
They are located at Azuko Ojukwu Ejiofor Str., Uruagu Nnewi
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