About Us

De United Foods Industries Limited, Noodle Division, started its operation in year 1996 at Ota, Ogun State, is the first instant noodles manufacturing plant in Nigeria and the largest in Africa at that time.

DUFIL PRIMA FOODS LTD was incorporated in 2001 as a private limited liability company at Choba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Upon completion of a restructuring exercise the company was converted to Public limited company and became the holding company of the group in year 2008.

The existence of the facility arises due to the growing demand for the product from the consumers of the region and the nation. The objective is to provide fresh and quality product to the consumers.

Our Purpose

The Dufil Family is guided by a clear and simple vision statement. We believe in making the well being and satisfaction of our customers the apex of every decision. The quality of our products and the loyalty of our customers are a testimony to the above statement.

Guiding Values

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    To build and retain Trust, we need to:
    • Be honest and direct in our dealings
    • Always, always act with transparency
    • Say what we mean, and mean what we say
    • And keep our promises

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    Because it’s a shared journey, we will always seek a Win-Win outcome as a sign of Mutual Respect.

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    With Commitment, there should be focus and depth in everything we do for it to be sustainable over the Long Term.

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    We want to surround ourselves with brave people who:
    • Are not quitters
    • Can make tough decisions
    • Have conviction in thought and action
    • Are prepared to take smart risks
    • Speak their mind

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    We look for those who think of themselves less:
    • to build a company of givers rather than takers, multipliers not diminishers.
    • to create a cadre of leaders who serve,
    • to appreciate that everyone we interact with has a contribution to make to our wellbeing, and
    • to recognise that while we control what we do, the outcome is not entirely ours.


Business Evolution

  • 1996

    Begins operations of De United Foods Industries Limited

  • 2000

    Took over Nestle Noodle Manufacturing line

  • 2004

    Begins operations of Dufil Prima Foods Ltd

  • 2009

    Begins operations of Insigna Print Technology LFTZ Enterprise.
    De United Foods Industries Seasoning Division commenced operations in Ogun State

  • 2011

    Northern Noodles Limited commenced operations in Kaduna. Acquisition of Dana Noodle

  • 2012

    Pure Flour Mills Limited (Pasta & Flour Division) begins operations

  • 2013

    Raffles Oil LFTZ Enterprise begins operations

  • 2014

    Snack Division of Pure Flour Mills begins operations

  • 2015

    Begins Minime Noodles production in Port Harcourt

  • 2016

    Establishment of N 30 billion Commercial Paper Programme

  • 2017

    Acquisition of Dangote Noodles in Nigeria and Pasta factory in Ghana. Establishment of N40 billion Bond Programme

  • 2018

    Investment by Kellogg's in Tolaram Africa Foods Pte Ltd.
    Acquisition of Mimee Noodles and Pasta Factory.
    Capacity Expansion of Insignia.
    Capacity Expansion of Snack & Noodles in Kaduna (Nigeria) and Ghana

Our Management

Dufil Prima Food LTD. started as a joint venture between Tolaram Group of Singapore and Salim Group of Indonesia with a 50:50 shareholding until 2018. As of today, the management of Dufil comprises of Salim Group of Indonesia along with Tolaram Africa Foods Pvt. Ltd. (which is a JV between Tolaram Group of Singapore and Kelloggs’s from United States).

Salim Group is the Majority shareholder of PT Indofoods Sukes Makmur, a listed company in Indonesia which owns the Indomie trademark, technology, and expertise in instant noodle manufacturing. Tolaram Africa current business in Nigeria comprises of companies in several business sectors – manufacturing, marketing and sales of consumer goods, carpet products, infrastructure projects, logistics transportation and general trading.

Our Leadership

“Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader…They set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role. Always about the goal. Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others. ” – Unknown

Our Factories


The Shareholders, Board of Directors and Management of the Dufil Group recognize the importance of corporate governance. They conduct their business with high regard for the interests of their major stakeholders, namely: consumers, employees, lenders, business partners and the government.

Our crave for long term benefits and goodwill builds in us a futuristic mind-set that guides all that we do in the organization.The Group orchestrates regular meetings to deliberate and approve the strategic and annual operating plans and to review its operating performance.

Periodically, internal auditors from both joint venture partners conduct a joint audit of the Group to review the internal control systems and to ensure proper protection of its assets and records.Since its establishment in 1996, Dufil Group has fulfilled its statutory audit requirements by engaging one of the Top Four International Auditing Firms, thus showing its commitment to proper corporate governance.