Founded in 1922, Marsavco is the country’s largest manufacturer of industrial and commercial products – from soap and detergents, to edible oils, margarine and cosmetics. It has been owned by Groupe Rawji since 2002.
It has played a major role in the DRC’s economic revival, contributing to tax revenue, providing material investment in factories, and investing hugely in local talent development. Seeking to positively impact its customers and communities, Marsavco also invests heavily in developing locally produced goods that are affordable to the Congolese consumer.
Rooted in history, driven by progress
Marsavco is a former Unilever factory founded by Mr. Lever himself in the 1920’s. It was one of the first of Unilever's international manufacturing operations. For years the Company grew and diversified. However, following years of economic upheaval and looting in the 1990s, Unilever decided to cease operations in 2000. When Groupe Rawji bought all shares in 2002, it immediately began a rapid transformation and modernisation programme – focusing on the needs of the Congolese people. Today, the company is the leader in the local market, and aims to keep improving millions of consumers’ lives every day.
Headquartered in Kinshasa, Marsavco has the largest, most technologically advanced food oil refinery in the DRC. Using equipment imported from De Smet of Belgium, the quality of oil is on a par with the finest in the world and undergoes strict quality controls throughout its compu-terised manufacturing process. Marsavco also has a smaller manufacturing plant in Lubumbashi that caters to the needs of liquid products for Eastern Congo.
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A joint venture between Groupe Rawji and Lucky Cement Limited, CIMKO is a cement plant that aims to provide the country with a reliable and highquality source of cement supply. Utilizing the latest innovations and best practices, CIMKO aims to act as a catalyst for growth through infrastructure development, employment, improving implementation times of projects and stabilizing prices.
Currently, the country only has one cement plant and with the addition of CIMKO’s 1.18 million tons per annum cement production facility and a total project investment of US$ 270 million, the cement landscape is set to change significantly.
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Immeuble Forescom, 7eme Etage,
Gombe, Kinshasa DRC