For its consumer-focused approach, commitment to expansion and quality, and for giving a truly Nigerian face to a global brand in spite of the daunting odds, Stallion Group is LEADERSHIP Company of the Year 2014.
The LEADERSHIP Board of Editors in arriving at this decision considered the company’s contribution to the nation’s business and economy. Stallion is a 40-year-old business enterprise that has grown from its modest start in West Africa into a fledgling multi-business conglomerate, one of the largest in the sub region.
Today Stallion has a multi-national presence in 18 countries involved in commodities, agri-business, food, industries, automobiles and services. It draws its strength from its high calibre and experienced human resources with extensive operational expertise in the complex African markets. It targets to be Africa’s leading company through pioneering global best practices and playing an integral role in achieving Africa’s unlimited potential. Recently, the Nigerian government listed it among the 100 top businesses in the country. From the very beginning, Stallion’s approach to business was highly consumer oriented – delivering the best quality product at the most economic pricing.
Sensing the growing demand for quality products, Stallion invested heavily in infrastructure comprising warehousing, cold storages, factories, office buildings, showrooms, workshops, logistics equipment and transportation. Stallion established a stable infrastructure that supported optimal distribution of products at the most economic terms to its customers. Stallion also employed several thousand local staff and invested in their development through education, training and experience across industries.