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food + bev tec Nigeria

Nigeria is the largest importer of food and packaging technology in Africa, ahead of Egypt and South Africa
Enormous population growth and high sustainable investments in its food industry

Imports of food technology steadily growing

  • In 2021, Nigeria for the first time became the largest importer of food and packaging technology in Africa with €346 million, ahead of Egypt (€341 million) and South Africa (€293 million). (VDMA 2022)
  • The TOP 10 supplying countries of food and packaging machinery to Africa in general by delivery value in 2020 were Italy, Germany, China, France, Turkey, India, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and South Africa. (VDMA 2022)

  • The enormous population growth from 206 million in 2022 to 411 million in 2050 demands high sustainable investments in Nigeria’s food industry.

  • Sharp increase: Nigeria‘s food production has grown by 39.6% in recent years, from €26bn in 2016 to €36.3bn in 2020 and is expected to rise by 48% between 2021 and 2024, from €42.3bn to €62.6bn.
    (Euromonitor International)

Source: VDMA 2022 / Graph: fairtrade

Nigeria is one of the three largest importers of packaging technology in Africa in 2021

Imports of packaging technology growing too

  • With €151 million in 2021, Nigeria is one of the three largest importers of packaging technology in Africa, in line with South Africa with €152 million and behind Egypt with € 195 million. (VDMA 2022)
  • Nigeria’s immense population of currently 206 million, which according to the United Nations will rise to 411 million by 2050, requires strong sustainable growth. This is why Nigeria invests heavily in its packaging industry.

Source: VDMA 2022 / Graph: fairtrade

Voices of the exhibitors

Samuel Menakachukwu
Sales Administrator - Krones

Krones is an all-round partner for the beverage and liquid-food industry. Whether made out of glass, PET or aluminium – Krones machines and lines process millions of bottles, cans and specially shaped bottles each day.

Our customers mainly comprise of breweries, water, soft drink and juice manufacturers, as well as dairies and producers of wine, sparkling wine and spirits or companies from the liquid-food field.

Gaston Maidana
Head of Sales & Marketing - Macadams

Macadams Baking Systems Nigeria is a pioneer in introducing modern bakery equipment in Nigeria. Established in 1994 to represent Macadams International as a Sole Agent in Nigeria, Macadams Nigeria specializes in the distribution, sale and after-sale services of industrial and semi-industrial bakery and food service equipment.

As Nigeria is our second biggest market after South Africa, Nigeria is a very strategic country for us in Africa. Here at agrofood Nigeria 2022, we have met with bakery business owners, start-up entrepreneurs who got money. So far, we are about to sell a bakery line of €400,000 at the show. We are satisfied with the visitors’ quality.

Akunwa Kanayo
Market Intelligence Strategist – GEA

GEA is one of the world’s largest systems suppliers for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. We specialize in machinery and plants as well as advanced process technology, components and comprehensive services. With more than 18,000 employees, the group generated revenue of more than EUR 4.6 billion in fiscal year 2020.

At agrofood Nigeria, we have met customers from dairy, breweries etc.

Range of exhibits

Process technology

  • Ingredients and auxiliary materials
  • Bakery technology
  • Confectionery, chocolate and snacks technology
  • Ice cream technology
  • Coffee machines and equipment
  • Kitchen technology
  • Basic food technology
  • Vegetable and fruit technology
  • Beverage technology
  • Pasta technology
  • Delicatessen and convenience food technology
  • Dairy technology
  • Meat processing technology
  • Fish technology



    Packaging technology

    • Packaging machines
    • Packaging materials


    Food safety and quality management

    Cold chain, refrigeration and air-conditioning technology

    • Refrigeration installations
    • Ventilation, air conditioning and heating technology

    Conveying, transport and storage installations

    Water and wastewater


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