The CFAO group contributes to the growth of the African continent, to its industrialisation and to the emergence of the middle class.
With a turnover of more than 5.5 billion euros, an access to 46 of the 54 countries of the continent and more than 22,000 associates, CFAO is a major player in the fields of mobility, health, consumer goods, infrastructure and energy.
As a partner of major global brands, the Group operates across the entire value chain – import, production and distribution – in accordance with the highest international standards, drawing on nearly 170 years of local knowledge and expertise.
CFAO deploys an industrial strategy to promote local production, and a distribution strategy through its network, the largest in Africa, to offer adapted and affordable products and services for the benefit of the population.
With Africa For Africa
CFAO, IN BRIEF
Nearly 170 years
Present in 38 countries
in Africa, 7 overseas departments and
territories, Myanmar and Vietnam
46 of the continent’s 54 markets
5.5 billion turn-over in 2019
86% in Africa
By sector of activity
An integration across the value chain: our main challenges
CFAO displays its strategy across the entire value chain based on its historical expertise in import, wholesale and logistics, in the automotive, health and consumer goods sectors. Upstream, the Group’s industrial activities promote local production and contribute to greater autonomy in the regions, as with our automobile assembly plants, pharmaceutical production in the Maghreb and the new multi-purpose factory concept in Côte d’ivoire. Downstream, its distribution network, the largest in Africa, ensures the marketing of an adapted and affordable offer for the benefit of the largest populations.
CFAO is also developing in the B2C sector with a car distribution offer in South Africa and the development of a network of shopping malls in West Africa.
ICRAFON is a company in the Consumer Goods sector
FMCG & AGRI
A key player in the growing consumer goods market in Africa
From the production to the distribution of consumer products, CFAO FMCG & Agri supports major international brands in the beverage, food, hygiene and everyday products sectors. With eight production sites in West and Central Africa, CFAO FMCG & Agri has significant industrial manufacturing capacities. With a strong knowledge of local markets and an extensive network of resellers, we deploy commercial distribution strategies adapted to each country and as close as possible to consumers.