Chemi Cotex Industries Limited


Consumer Goods


Tanzania, East Africa

Deal type

Equity investment


Minority / Consortium


Chemi Cotex Industries Limited

Chemi & Cotex Industries Limited was established in 1975 and has grown to be a leading FMCG business in East Africa. The business is headquartered in Tanzania, which is also the location of its main manufacturing base. The Company’s distribution network consists of 1,200 business partners spread across Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These distributors are serviced by 8 regional offices, 10 depots, a large fleet of delivery vehicles and over 1,300 employees.

Its portfolio of brands include Whitedent (the leading Tanzanian toothpaste), Banisters (a popular glycerine body product) and Bodyline petroleum jelly. It also produces a range of cosmetics and food products marketed under various brand names.