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Afro Brands – Trade Kings: Zambia’s FMCG Giants

In our latest edition of Afro Brands, we focus on Trade Kings in Zambia and their impressive journey and growth since they first started. This special feature highlights successful African brands in different industries and sectors.

Trade Kings, founded by Imran Iqbal Patel in 1995, has become the biggest FMCG manufacturer in Zambia. The company is known for producing high-quality brands and products, making it a leading privately-owned manufacturer in Southern Africa. Trade Kings operates advanced manufacturing facilities in Zambia and Zimbabwe, allowing them to serve local, regional, and global markets.

Trade Kings Group consists of four clusters: food, beverage, laundry, home and personal care products, and steel. This showcases the company’s versatility and ability to meet diverse customer needs. The company’s success can be attributed to its wide range of products and brands. In addition to detergents and soaps, they now offer candy, snacks, cereals, seasoning, biscuits, beverages, and even venture into mining and steel production.

This expansion has made Trade Kings Group a prominent player in various industries. For the second year in a row, Trade Kings, a Zambian conglomerate, has earned a place in the prestigious Top 10 Most Admired Brands list by African Business Magazine in 2023. With a notable increase of 10 points, Trade Kings is now ranked among the Top 10 Most Admired African Brands, closely trailing Nigeria’s Dangote in the consumer goods sector.

The company’s commitment to quality and innovation is evident through its adherence to global standards. Trade Kings invests in research and development to continuously improve their products and processes, making them globally competitive.

Overall, Trade Kings’ journey from its establishment to becoming the largest FMCG manufacturer in Zambia reflects their dedication to growth, innovation, and excellence. With their extensive product range, focus on quality, and global competitiveness, Trade Kings Group has established itself as a leader in the manufacturing industry in Southern Africa and beyond.

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