In today’s article, we will discuss these top 10 FMCG companies in Kenya. We are going to rank these companies based on both employee satisfaction and how fast their goods are moving.
Join me as we unravel the leading fast-moving consumer goods companies operating from Kenya. But before then, lets first define what FMCG is as some of us may be unfamiliar to this term.
List of Top FMCG Companies in Kenya
- Proctor and Gamble
- British America Tobacco
- TATA Chemicals
What is an FMCG Company?
Have you ever wondered what the top 10 FMCG companies in Kenya were?
FMCG companies are companies that manufacture products that are sold quickly and at a lower cost. Some of the products which these companies manufacture include toiletries, sweets, juice, beer, yoghurt, ice cream e.t.c.
Now that we have an idea of what they are let’s look at the top 10 FMCG companies in Kenya.
10 Leading FMCG Companies in Kenya
As mentioned earlier, we are going to rank these companies based on how fast their products are moving on the shelf as well as their employee satisfaction.
Our findings are majorly guided by the annual surveys released by Brighter Monday and Geopoll limited.
Unilever has always topped the charts as the best company to work for in Kenya for at least 4 years now.
This top 10 FMCG company operating in Kenya has highly satisfied employees who derive pride from working for Unilever.
Some of the fast-moving brands manufactured by Unilever include geisha, Vaseline, Royco, Lifebuoy, Axe among other popular products.
In our homes, we might be using one or more of these products currently. Hence Unilever topping the list of the best FMCG companies in Kenya.
Cocacola ranks number 2 out of 10 among the best FMCG companies in Kenya. In Kenya alone, Cocacola has created job opportunities for hundreds of people all over the country.
Growing up, the only drink I knew and loved was Fanta as manufactured and supplied by Cocacola.
Besides manufacturing products that are popular and fast-moving, Cocacola also has a very good employee culture as well as offers a competitive package to its employees.
Over the years, Cocacola has always made it to the list of Kenya’s best employers year on.
3. East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL)
We could not leave your favourite drink out of this list. Manufactured from Kenyan’s own barley, Tusker is one of the most popular beers selling in Kenyan bars.
This was majorly the only beer everyone knew while growing up apart from the mama Pima’s den of course.
Moreover, EABL always prides itself on being the best employer in Kenya. It offers the most competitive salary package as well as promotes a good employee culture.
As a result, its employees pride themselves on working at EABL. Therefore it is among the top 10 best FMCG companies in Kenya.
4. Proctor and Gamble
P&G is a leading FMCG with a market presence all over the world. While ranked with other fast-moving consumer goods companies in the world, it ranks number 5 out of the top ten FMCG’s in the world.
In Kenya, Proctor and Gamble are well known for brands such as pampers, always, safeguard, Ariel, Vicks as well as Gillette. We have all used one of their products in our lifetime.
Its Ariel brand is the fastest moving washing powder soap in Kenya.
More to this, P&G has a good culture, offers career growth to its employees on top of paying them good salaries.
5. Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL)
KWAL is a top leading FMCG in Kenya dealing with wines and spirits. It has various top leading brands in the market such as Viceroy brandy, Kibao vodka, Amarula, Kingfisher strawberry among others.
Moreover, KWAL has also been listed as a top employer. Therefore the next time you are looking for a job, try them out.
6. British America Tobacco (BAT)
British America Tobacco ranks number 6 on this list of top 10 FMCG’s in Kenya. It is the main producer of Sportsman Cigarrate that has been in the Kenyan market for over 85 years now.
In addition to this, BAT is a super good employer offering a good salary package with a good working environment. These two are a formidable package.
Check out any open job positions from their website if you would like to work with them.
Bidco is a top producer of the most essential household products like cooking oil, cleaning detergents, beverages as well as food.
Products such as Elianto and Kimbo are the fastest selling products manufactured by Bidco.
Moreover, Bidco has been on the list of the best employers in Kenya for 4 years in a row now. Last year, it ranks 23 out of 100 top companies to work for in Kenya.
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Heineken is a leading beer manufacturer in Kenya. It is also a top employer paying its employees a competitive package while ensuring that they grow with the company.
Last year, Heineken launched a new premium beer in Kenya known as Amstel.
9. TATA Chemicals
TATA chemicals are the largest soda ash manufacturer in Kenya and beyond. This FMCG ranks number 9 out of 10 on this list. It is a leading employer offering the best to its employees in all areas of their lives.
Brookside is a diary manufacturing company in Kenya. This company offers both pasteurized and fresh milk, ghee, butter, as well as yoghurts.
In addition to offering these products, Brookside is also a top employer. It offers its employees a competitive salary package as well as has a good culture.
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On the list of top 100 companies to work for in Kenya, Brookside ranks number 35 out of 100.
Conclusion on top 10 leading FMCG companies in Kenya
As listed above, these are some of the companies that Kenyans consume their products almost daily in their households. There are other companies that have not made it to this list such as:
- Cadbury – confectionery products
- Kenafric Industries Limited – confectionary and footwear products
- Pwani oil products – Leading producer of Fresh Fri, Diva soap, Sawa soap, Whitewash as well as Sawa.
- Chandaria Industries – Which produces Velvex premium tissue, Toiletex among others.
- PZ Cussons East Africa – Imperial Leather, Cussons baby products, Morning Fresh.