Brief History of the company
Vitafoam Nigeria was incorporated on 4th August, 1962. The company’s shares were held fifty percent each by Vita International limited, a subsidiary of British Vita Plc and Central and West Africa (C.W.A) Holdings, a subsidiary of Unilever Plc. In November 1962, G.B. Ollivant (Nigeria) Limited was appointed as the sole distributor of the company’s products in Nigeria. In 1966, a continuous polyether foaming plant was installed in the Ikeja factory for the production of polyether products.
Aba factory was established in 1972 to produce polyether foam for matresses, furniture and transport application for then eastern region, though the construction of the factory commenced in 1971. The Factory now service the five eastern states and four south south states except Delta and Edo states.
Kano factory was founded in 1974 after the factory in Aba making it the third factory to be established by Vitafoam. Factory produces flexible polyurethane foam using the continous foaming plant. The factory is situated at No 13, Maimalari Road, Bompai Industrial Area, Kano, Kano state. The factory supplies goods to Kano, Kastina, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Yobe, Borno states.
Jos Factory was established in 1982. It was commissioned by the First Executive Governor of Plateau State, Late Chief Solomon. D. Lar on Friday, 15th October, 1982. The factory is located at Plot 35, Industrial Area, Bukuru Road, Jos , Plateau State. The team at Jos Factory produces various brands of mattress (except orthopaedic and spring mattresses which are presently supplied from Ikeja Factory) and distributes same with other products produced by all Vitafoam’s subsidiaries, in the North Central Region of Nigeria.