Already headquartered in Côte d'Ivoire and Nigeria, the Senegalese heavyweight group formed an alliance with Wilmaur to accelerate its development.
This time it's real. After failing to take control of the former Suneor company once again, which once again became Sonacos in 2016 and Grands Moulins de Dakar (GMD), Patisen, the leader of the Senegalese agro-food industry, just got a good shot in shaping a joint venture with Singapore's Wilmar, the world's leading palm oil producer. Both partners must eventually establish a refinery of peanut oil and a flour mill at the future port of Bargny-Sendou. The beginning of construction of the complex is expected by the end of the year, according to trust Young Africa Youssef Omaïs, founder of Patisen.
Another trademark of the distributor also connects two players. Lately, a Senegalese company under the Wilmar brand produces bouillon cubes exclusively for the Nigerian market. To replace Patisen, it purchases its fat for the production of cream and oils for eggs from mayonnaise, chocolate and margarine. "We have been producing them for the last few days, and the production capacity of our plant has been compromised by saturation, as it is very large orders. This is an excellent partnership," said Youssef Omaïs.
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