Guinness Nigeria has a rich heritage and a great track record of growth and strong performance.
We are an iconic African company, renowned across the continent and internationally for our high quality brands. We also believe in enriching the communities in which we operate through investment and positive, active participation.
This is the story of a truly successful company with a rich heritage and a great track record of growth and strong performance. Guinness Nigeria is not only regarded as an iconic African company, renowned internationally for its high quality brands, but also as a company that believes in enriching the communities within which it operates, through investment and active participation in the positive evolution of society.
We are driven to succeed by our purpose and our vision. Everything we do is underpinned by the values that guide how we work.
Celebrating life every day, everywhere.
To be the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products company in Nigeria.
Our five values
We are passionate about customers and consumers. Our curiosity, customer and consumer insights drive our growth. We care for our brands. We’re courageous in pursuing their full potential. We’re innovative, constantly searching for new ideas that drive growth, developing them across our business.
We give ourselves and each other the freedom to succeed because this fosters an entrepreneurial spirit. We trust each other; we’re open and challenging. We always function as a team – when we’re together and when we’re apart.
We are proud of what we do and how we do them. We act sensitively with the highest standards of integrity and social responsibility. We enjoy and benefit from diversity.
We strive to be the best– we are restless, always learning and always improving. We constantly set high standards and then try hard to exceed them. We deliver results, win where we compete and celebrate our successes.
We value each other– we seek and benefit from diverse people and perspectives. We strive to create mutually fulfilling relationships and partnerships.
Who we are
This is the story of a truly successful company with a rich heritage and a great track record of growth and strong performance.
Guinness Nigeria Plc, a public limited liability company quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange was incorporated 29 April 1950 as a trading company importing Guinness Stout from Dublin. The Company has since transformed into a manufacturing operation and its principal activities continue to be brewing, packaging, marketing and selling of Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Smooth, Malta Guinness, Malta Guinness Herbs Lite, Harp Lager, Smirnoff Ice, Satzenbrau Lager, Dubic Malt, Snapp, Master’s Choice, Orijin Spirit Mixed Drink, Orijin Bitters, Smirnoff Ice Double Black with Guarana, Guinness Africa Special, Orijin Zero, Tappers and Royal Kingdom Lager.
Following the approval of the Board of Directors (the Board), Guinness Nigeria Plc acquired the rights to import, market, distribute and sell in Nigeria the International Premium Spirit brands of Diageo plc (“Diageo”), its parent company with effect from 1st January 2016. The Company now has exclusive distribution rights to Diageo’s iconic brands in Nigeria including Baileys, Smirnoff, Gordon’s, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray, Ciroc and the Johnnie Walker range. Guinness Nigeria Plc installed Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) production lines and commenced production and sale of products in PET format in the 2018 financial year. It currently produces Malta Guinness, Orijin Zero and Dubic Malt in PET formats.
Guinness Nigeria Plc also acquired the right to manufacture locally some of the most successful mainstream spirits brands in Nigeria that are part of Diageo brands including Smirnoff Vodka and Gordon’s Gin. Our relationship with Diageo has also enabled us acquire the right to import, market, sell as well as the right to produce locally MrDowell’s and Royal Challenge whiskey in Nigeria. This exciting new portfolio of fantastic brands makes Guinness Nigeria Plc the only Total Beverage Alcohol (TBA) business in Nigeria with the experience and capacity to cater for the needs of all consumer segments.