Unilever hands Bolloré Logistics Nigeria warehousing contract


Bolloré Logistics has been handed a two year contract to officially manage Unilever warehouse. The logistics company confirmed in a report that it has been managing the warehouse on behalf of the fast moving consumer goods selling outfit.

Since September 2016 Since September 2016, Bolloré Logistics Nigeria handles a warehouse management contract to run Unilever Nigeria Plc.’s 16,290 sqm warehouse located at its manufacturing site in Agbara Industrial Estate, Ogun State Nigeria. The contract is expected to last for two years.

Unilever makes and sells FMCG products including more than 400 brand names worldwide. Two billion people use them on any given day. Unilever Nigeria Plc manufactures and distributes food, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products including Rexona, Knorr, Vaseline, Omo, etc.

Bolloré Logistics Nigeria’s tailored logistics solution to Unilever in Nigeria cover the daily reception of finished goods, storage, warehousing management, store inventory, reconditioning, order preparation, consolidation and distribution of products.

To ensure fully efficient operations, maximize visibility to inventory and order status, the facility is running using the SAP Warehouse Management. Operations are being managed by 171 dedicated operators who ensure seamless daily operations.

Since operations started, well over 600 trucks transporting 21,397 palettes were unloaded and loaded every month.

Bolloré Logistics Nigeria’s integrated logistics solutions have impacted Unilever’s operations by increasing productivity, efficiency and also ensuring a considerable reduction of overhead cost.

Additionally to Unilever’s operations, Bolloré Logistics Nigeria currently handles warehousing activities for other big players in the FMCG industry such as FrieslandCampina, A&P Foods, and others.

Unilever Nigeria Plc, was incorporated as Lever Brothers (West Africa) Ltd on 11th April, 1923 by Lord Leverhulme, but t he company’s antecedents have to be traced back to his existing trading interests in Nigeria and West Africa generally, and to the fact that he had since the 19th century been greatly involved with the soap business in Britain. Unilever Nigeria Plc started as a soap manufacturing company, and is today one of the oldest surviving manufacturing organizations in Nigeria.