Friesland Foods is a multinational company that develops, produces and sells a wide range of branded dairy products and fruit-based drinks for the consumer market, professional users and food producers. Royal Friesland Foods operates at 100 locations with a total of 18,000 staff. Many of its products, which include cheese, milk powder, condensed and ready-to-drink milk, coffee enrichers, whey derivates, baby and children's foods and butter, are sold worldwide.
Friesland Foods is active in Europe, Africa, South America, the Middle East and South East Asia. The company's activities are carried out by Frico Cheese, Friesland Dairy & Drinks Western Europe, Friesland Dairy & Drinks Central Europe, Friesland Consumer Products, WAMCO Nigeria, Friesland Asia Pacific, Frisian Flag Indonesia, Friesland Madibic Foods Service, Borculo Domo Ingredients, Kievit and Friesland Coberco Butter Products. They are supported by a number of corporate departments.
Friesland Foods WAMCO Nigeria PLC formerly known as West Africa Milk Company 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 PLC (WAMCO) and commenced operations in 1975. Friesland Foods WAMCO Nigeria PLC is a multinational manufacturing company: it is an affiliate of Royal Friesland Foods of The Netherlands, one of the world's largest dairy companies. 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 over N30 billion and a dominant market share driven by her Key brands, Peak and Three Crowns, It is the first manufacturer of evaporated milk and the market leader in the introduction of fortified based milk products in Nigeria. It is currently ISO 9001:2000 certified and the first dairy company in Nigeria to be HACCP certified.
Friesland Foods WAMCO Nigeria PLC is also deeply committed to improving the lives and welfare of its customers 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. In its effort to meet identified social needs and contribute to the welfare and development of Nigeria, Friesland Foods WAMCO Nigeria PLC, launched its Corporate Citizenship projects in October 2004.
The projects were; Water Project, School Adoption and Tertiary Endowments. The company has since commissioned 13 boreholes, equipped 6 public secondary schools with books and computers to facilitate their learning and given 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, WAMCO supports sixteen charities spread out across Nigeria. By donating cash and product gifts to these charities, WAMCO has contributed in ameliorating the difficulties of the less privileged in Nigeria.
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. Some of the past and present directors of the company include; Chief O.I Akinkugbe, Chief Hope Harriman, Mallam Adamu Ciroma, Gen. T.Y. Danjuma, Chief Philip Asiodu, Amb. I.C Olisemeka and Amb. Shehu Malami.