Heir to the state-owned Palmindustrie, created in 1969, and privatized in 1997. PALM CI manages 89,000 hectares of industrial plantations, spread over 8 sites. It contributes to the supervision of around 27,000 planters on some 133,000 hectares of village plantations. It employs more than 8,000 people for a payroll of more than 14 billion FCFA. PALM CI has been listed on the BRVM since 1999, its capital is 20 billion FCFA.
L’Office National des Télécommunications (ONATEL) du Burkina is a public limited company with a capital of CFAF 34 billion. Its activities are mainly oriented towards fixed and mobile telecommunications, internet access and data transmission. TELMOB is the mobile telephony segment. The leading Burkinabé operator, it has the largest network in terms of coverage, subscribers and distributors.
Société Anonyme de droit Ivoirien, La Société Ivoirienne de Banque (SIB) has existed since 1962. A leading bank in Côte d’Ivoire, SIB is a subsidiary of the Attijariwafa bank Group. Having always manifested its vocation as a universal bank, SIB offers services and products to individuals, professionals, SMEs, and Large Enterprises. Every year, it helps finance agricultural campaigns, and in particular the coffee-cocoa campaign. SIB is also developing online banking services that cover the needs of all of its business and private customers.
TOTAL Côte d’Ivoire, a public limited company with a capital of 3.148 billion FCFA, is a subsidiary of the TOTAL group present in the Ivorian territory since 1947. TOTAL CI has a network of 140 stations located in the country. The company is listed on the first compartment of the Regional Stock Exchange (BRVM).
BOA-Senegal opened to the public in 2011, currently holds a capital of 12 billion FCFA. It is the only Senegalese bank listed on the BRVM. BOA in Senegal is a universal commercial bank operating in the Retail, Corporate and financial markets which provide its customers with the expertise of a powerful and structured group.
Vivo Energy is the exclusive holder of the Shell license in Africa. Co-owned by Vitol and Helios Investment Partners. Its Ivorian subsidiary is one of the main players in the differentiated fuels and lubricants market. Vivo Energy Côte d’Ivoire’s network includes more than 150 service stations, nearly half of which are in Abidjan, the other sites spread throughout the country, providing it with national coverage. Each service station has offered its customers Shell Diesel Extra products since 2007 and Shell Super Extra since 2008, as well as lubricants from the Shell Helix and Shell Rimula ranges to protect motorists’ engines.
Founded in 1962, Societe Generale de Banques en Côte d’Ivoire (SGBCI) is a subsidiary of Societe Generale, one of the largest banking groups in the world. Present for more than 50 years in Ivory Coast, it is establishing itself as a benchmark bank in the Ivorian banking market. It provides traditional banking services to individuals as well as to businesses. In order to fully embrace the vision of the group to which it belongs, the bank has changed its corporate name since 2019 to become Société Générale Côte d’Ivoire.
La Compagnie Ivoirienne d’Electricité is a private operator which has been in charge of the supply of electricity in Côte d’Ivoire since 1990. It is linked to the State of Côte d’Ivoire by a concession agreement which was renewed in October 2005 for an additional 15 years. This agreement entrusts CIE with the operation of production facilities, the marketing, import and export of electrical energy throughout the national territory and in the sub-region. CIE is a private company incorporated under Ivorian law, a subsidiary of the Eranove group.
The Sonatel group is a public limited company with a capital of 50 billion FCFA, which offers global telecommunications solutions in the fields of fixed, mobile, internet, television and data for individuals and businesses. . It has more than 3000 employees and is present in 5 West African countries (Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone). The company has the highest capitalization at the level of the BRVM.
BOA-Côte d’Ivoire is an Ivorian banking establishment created in January 1996 in the form of a public limited company with a board of directors. BOA-Côte d’Ivoire is a general public commercial bank. It offers insurance products, traditional banking products, financial services and structured finance.
Filtisac ou Filature, Tissage, Sacs (Spinning, Weaving, Bags), is a manufacturing unit for natural fiber bags of the company IPS (Industrial Promotion Services) launched in 1965 to support the growth of coffee-cocoa exports in Côte d’Ivoire. In 1988, Filtisac diversified with the creation of a synthetic fiber packaging manufacturing unit, intended to cover the packaging needs of products such as cotton, rice, fertilizers, flour mills, etc. state-of-the-art technology has enabled Filtisac to have access to the various African and European markets.
Coris Bank International, created in January 2008, currently holds a capital of 32 billion FCFA. It is the second Burkinabé bank listed on the BRVM. Coris Bank has a network of 42 branches including 21 branches in Ouagadougou including 01 branch dedicated to Islamic Finance, and 19 branches in the Province and 01 mobile branch. The bank is present in Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and Benin. CBI is a universal commercial bank operating in the Retail, Corporate and financial markets which provides its customers with the expertise of a powerful and structured group.
Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), a public limited company, was created in 1985 as a banking holding company on the initiative of the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce with the support of the Economic Community of African States (ECOWAS). Ecobank is a universal bank focused on Sub-Saharan Africa, offering retail banking, investment banking and electronic payment services. In addition to its presence in 36 African countries, the group is also present in Paris, Dubai, London, etc. It has more than 20,000 agents in more than 1,200 branches and offices. ETI is listed on the Lagos, Accra and Abidjan (BRVM) stock exchanges.
La Société Ivoirienne des Tabacs (SITAB) group, a subsidiary of the British group Imperial Tobacco in Ivory Coast, is a public limited company with a capital of CFAF 4.4 billion. SITAB specializes in the manufacture and marketing of cigarettes. The company has 93 employees and is listed on the first compartment of the Abidjan regional stock exchange.
Established in Ivory Coast since 1976, Société Ivoirienne de Cables (SICABLE) specializes in the manufacture of electric cables. A subsidiary of the PRYSMIAN Group, the company is also the commercial platform in Africa of PRYSMIAN Group and distributes all of the Prysmian Group products under the PRYSMIAN and DRAKA brands.
Unilever Côte d’Ivoire (or Unilever CI) is an Ivorian subsidiary of the Unilever group, It specializes in the manufacture and marketing of food and cleaning products. The group’s activity revolves around 3 product families:
– food products: margarines, tea and mayonnaise;
– household cleaning products: household soaps and washing powders;
– care products: toothpastes, toothbrushes and soap bars.
Created following an agreement between the Ivorian government and its partners Texoprint and Unilever in 1968, UNIWAX is the Ivorian leader in the manufacture and marketing of wax loincloths. The products are sold under the UNIWAX brand. The company is also developing a loincloth customization activity. UNIWAX is part of the Vilsco group.
SAPH CI a subsidiary of the Ivorian group SIFCA founded in 1956. Its main activity is the production, acquisition and processing of natural rubber in the form of granules and centrifuged latex. It has 6,867 permanent and temporary employees spread over various plantations and working in rubber production. The company is listed on the first compartment of the Abidjan regional stock exchange.
Air Liquide Ivory Coast is a subsidiary of the Air Liquide group established in Ivory Coast since 1948. The company employs 83 people at two sites in the industrial zone. AIR LIQUIDE markets a wide range of products and services classified into five activities: industrial gases, medical equipment and consumables, welding and cutting, hygiene and fire protection.
Created in March 1976 at the initiative of the Ivorian government, the Multinational Bitumen Company (SMB), specializing in the production, storage and marketing of road bitumen, has made it possible to carry out major road programs in Côte d’Ivoire and in the sub-region. SMB participates in the construction of interstate highways in Africa and its products are distributed in West and Central Africa. It supplies customers with bitumen manufactured according to international standards (ASTM / AFNOR) and tested in internationally renowned approved laboratories.
SOLIBRA, born from the merger of SOCIGLACE from Côte d’Ivoire with a group of Belgian brewers, Artois in 1960, is an agrifood industry whose main activity is the manufacture and sale of beer, soft drinks and natural mineral water. SOLIBRA is owned by the BGI group, which is very active in the beer and soft drinks sectors. The group has an extensive portfolio of local and international brands.
A subsidiary of the ERANOVE group, La Société de Distribution d’Eau de la Cote d´Ivoire (SODECI) is a private public service company. It is linked to the State of Côte d’Ivoire by drinking water and sanitation affermage contracts. These contracts with the State allow SODECI to operate, maintain and renew existing structures.
Present in Côte d’Ivoire for more than fifty years, Bolloré Africa Logistics offers multimodal logistics solutions, as well as conventional and value-added warehousing, in sectors as diverse as commodities. Operator of the container terminal at the port of Abidjan and of the Sitarail railway company, connecting Côte d’Ivoire to Burkina Faso.
Nouvelles Editions Ivoiriennes – Centre d’Editions et de Diffusion Africaines specializes in publishing books and works in the fields of school education, general literature and children’s books . It is the result of the merger between Nouvelles Editions Ivoiriennes (NEI) and the Centre d’Editions et de Diffusion Africaines Nei-Ceda, a leader in Côte d’Ivoire in its field of activity.
CROWN SIEM SA is the leader in the design and manufacture of metal packaging in Côte d’Ivoire. The Company produces metal cans, including cans of pineapple, tuna, fruit, juice, coffee, aerosols and insecticides. Société Ivoirienne d’Emballages Métalliques (Crown Siem) is a public limited company with a capital of 1 889 220 000 CFA francs. Its shareholders include Crown European Holding (85.24%), La Fondation Masseye (3.69%), the free float on the BRVM (10.42%) and small holders in France (0.65%). In addition, the company has a 100% subsidiary in Ghana, called Crown Cans Ghana Ltd.
Created in June 1989, BANK OF AFRICA – BENIN (BOA-BENIN) is the second bank of the BANK OF AFRICA Group after BOA-MALI. The counters opened to the public on January 15, 1990. Its capital currently stands at CFAF 20.2 billion. It is the only bank and the only Beninese company listed on the Regional Stock Exchange (BRVM). BOA-BENIN is the country’s largest banking network with 52 branches as of June 30, 2019.
BANK OF AFRICA – BURKINA FASO is a Burkinabé banking establishment created on March 12, 1997 as a public limited company with a Board of Directors. Fifth BOA to start its activities, the Bank opened its doors to the public on March 23, 1998. It currently holds a capital of 11 billion F CFA. The bank can count on more than 450 employees, spread over a network of 44 branches, including 22 and 1 Business Center in Ouagadougou and 22 in the regions.
The history of the BANK OF AFRICA Group began in Mali, in 1982, with the creation of the first BANK OF AFRICA, almost without external support. With a capital of 15.4 billion FCFA. It is the fourth major bank in Mali. BOA-MALI was listed on the Regional Stock Exchange of Securities (BRVM) in late May 2016, and then became the 1st Malian company and bank listed on the stock exchange. BOA Mali is a universal commercial bank operating in the retail, corporate and financial markets.
BANK OF AFRICA – NIGER (BOA-NIGER) is the result of a takeover of the activities of NIGERIA INTERNATIONAL BANK (NIB, bank affiliated to CITIBANK) by the BANK OF AFRICA Group. Opened to the public on April 25, 1994 in the form of a Public Limited Company with a Board of Directors, it currently holds a capital of 13 billion CFA francs. BOA-NIGER was listed on the Regional Stock Exchange (BRVM) in December 2003 and is to date the only Nigerien bank listed on the stock exchange.
NSIA began its activities in 1995 with the creation in Côte d’Ivoire of a non-life insurance company. In 1996, NSIA made its first acquisitions by buying out the Life and Non-Life subsidiaries of Assurances Généraux[H1] de France (AGF), in Côte d’Ivoire (AGCI Vie and AGCI IARD). From then on, gradually, the NSIA Group has been built and is today present in twelve (12) Central and West African countries with 1 Holding, 1 Foundation and 29 subsidiaries in Insurance, Banking, Finance, Real Estate and Technologies. , with more than 2,800 employees.
The Orabank group is present in 12 countries in West and Central Africa. Indeed, besides the countries where it has been historically present – Benin, Gabon, Guinea, Mauritania, Chad, Togo – there could be added six new countries (Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal), following the recovery plan of former network of Regional Solidarity Banks (BRS) with the West African Development Bank (BOAD).
Alios Finance Côte d’Ivoire is the oldest company in the Alios Finance group. It was established in 1956, it is the first private financial institution in West Africa. Alios Finance Côte d´Ivoire is a limited company incorporated under the laws of Côte d’Ivoire , and an establishment approved by the Banking Commission. Alios Finance Côte d’Ivoire is 51.95% owned by the Alios Finance group. Alios Finance Côte d’Ivoire is listed on the regional stock exchange in Abidjan, under its legal name SAFCA.
Movis brings together the African activities of Geodis Wilson and those of SIVOM, an African operator established in the Gulf since 1973, the Group has more than 1,700 employees in 6 subsidiaries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Liberia and Chad ). Today, it connects African markets more effectively to international traffic, benefiting from the Geodis network established in more than 120 countries. The MOVIS Group offers global logistics solutions adapted to the specificities of the African continent.
Born from the privatization of Sodesucre and a subsidiary of the SIFCA Group since 1997, Sucrivoire specializes in the exploitation of sugar cane plantations, and the production and marketing of cane sugar. Sucrivoire has more than 14,044 ha of industrial plantations and two Integrated Agricultural Units (Borotou-Koro and Zuénoula). Its production for the 2016-2017 season amounted to 91,479 tons of sugar. The company employs 700 permanent and more than 6000 seasonal workers, mainly during the production period which lasts about seven months a year.
Société ivoirienne de coco grâpé is an Ivorian company with a capital of 1,500,000,000 FCFA and engaged in the food manufacturing sector. It offers coconut and derived products, including desiccated coconut, as products. The Ivorian company of grated coconut is listed on the Abidjan Stock Exchange2 and has its head office in Jacqueville.
Servair Abidjan, formerly Abidjan Catering, is a public limited company with an Ivorian board of directors created in 1968 operating in air refueling services and, since 2012, in non-air catering activities. Its head office is located at Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The company was initially founded in 1968 under the name of Société Ivoirienne d’Equipement Touristique et Hôtelier. It was renamed Abidjan Catering when it was installed on the airport platform of Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport in 1985.
BERNABE CI was created in 1951 by Descours & Cabaud (Africa). With 61 years of existence, BERNABE excels in the marketing and distribution of hardware products, industrial equipment, metallurgical products and construction materials. The shares of its share capital are 80% held by YESHIGROUP and 20% by the Ivorian stock market.
Founded in Ivory Coast in 1973, CFAO Motors Ivory Coast is the exclusive distributor of eight world-renowned brands: Citroën, Peugeot, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Yamaha, Suzuki, JCB and Bridgestone. CFAO Motors Côte d’Ivoire offers a wide range of new passenger and utility vehicles. It also distributes the entire range of Bridgestone tires, products particularly well suited to the African continent, it also offers maintenance and repair services for motor vehicles, trade in parts and auto accessories.
Tractafric Motors Côte d’Ivoire is a subsidiary of Tractafric Motors Corporation, itself a subsidiary of Compagnie OPTORG, based in France, specializing in service and distribution activities. A key player in the Ivorian automotive market with its premium BMW and modern premium brands HYUNDAI, FORD and MAZDA. TMCI has two automotive departments which are ALLIANCE AUTOMOBILES, exclusive importer of the BMW and MINI brands and AFRICAUTO, exclusive importer of the HYUNDAI, MAZDA and FORD brands.
Total Senegal, an oil company subsidiary of the Total group is a limited company incorporated under Senegalese laws and which has been operating in Senegal since 1976. However, the group has been present in Senegal since 1947 through the CFDPA (Compagnie Française de Distribution du Pétrole en Afrique). With a network of more than 170 gas stations, Total Senegal has the densest network of operators who are members of the GPP (Group of Petroleum Professionals). Its network covers all regions of Senegal.
Société d’Etudes et de Travaux pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest (SETAO) is a company specializing in consulting and engineering services in the construction industry. SETAO is a subsidiary of the group. The company is a benchmark in its field and several achievements are to its credit in Côte d’Ivoire, in particular: the construction of the 3rd Abidjan bridge, the construction of the Yamoussoukro university complex (formerly INSET or current INPHB) …
Ecobank Côte d’Ivoire started its commercial activities in 1989 with a share capital of 2 billion FCFA following the acquisition of Chase Manhattan Bank. It is one of the first subsidiaries of the ECOBANK Group. It specializes in private, SME and Institutional segments. Ecobank Côte d’Ivoire is positioned, as of December 31, 2017 as the second (2nd) bank in the Ivorian market both in terms of resources and employment, with respective market shares estimated at 13.20% and 11.50%.