GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc was incorporated in Nigeria on 23rd June 1971 and commenced business on 1st July 1972, under the name Beecham Limited. Its Head office is located at 1 Industrial Avenue, Ilupeju, Lagos. The Company was quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1977. In 1982, in order to expand our operations in the country, an ultra-modern drinks factory was established in Agbara Industrial Estate, Ogun State, which has since been expanded to include facilities to manufacture Oral Healthcare (OHC) and Wellness products. In line with our commitment to continuous improvement, we regularly update our facilities to meet the ever-increasing demands of our consumers.
On the 30th September 2016, the GSK Nigeria business officially closed a transaction for the divestment of a part of its business. The transaction involved the divestment to Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd the GSK Drinks bottling and distribution business and other assets including the factory appropriated to and utilised for the Drinks Business. The business was formally handed over to the new owners on 1st October 2016.
One of the objectives of the divestment was to allow the Nigeria business to focus on the same consumer healthcare portfolio as the parent group.