The group further expanded its markets by exporting & distributing utensils under PJS brand to Nigeria.
PJS started the rice imports and distribution business in Nigeria. The rice was sourced from countries like Vietnam, Thailand, and India.
We diversified into manufacturing of Steel Rebars in Ogun state, Nigeria. We also began with exports of Indian Non-Basmati rice during this year from India to West Africa.
The year was marked with setting up of Aluminum Profiles manufacturing facility in Ogun state, Nigeria. During the same year, PJS established itself as the Market Leader in Benin for rice distribution.
We further increased our Steel Rebar production capacity by setting up a second Steel mill in Oyo State, Nigeria.
The group started its rice imports and distribution business in Ghana. Our rice Brand ‘Red Eagle’ was launched and it continues to savor the appetite of the local populace.
Raw Cashew Nut exports from Benin were started in this year. In Ghana we expanded our portfolio by adding imports of sugar to it. Sugar was sourced from major sugar producing countries like Thailand, India, and Brazil.
Raw Cashew Nut exports from Nigeria were started in this year. Another milestone in company’s timeline was the backward integration in the rice value chain through setup of rice farms in Nigeria.
The group expanded its portfolio by adding dry ginger and sesame to the export basket of Nigeria operations. The group also started with imports and local distribution of the following items in UAE: almonds, cashew kernels, black pepper, walnuts, chickpeas, ginger, lentils and coffee.
Our sesame export operations in Nigeria was further augmented when 2 cleaning plants were commissioned. The Group also added Turkey to its core operations country by starting the rice and sesame imports in Mersin city.