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NAKO Natural ProductsGeneral presentation
Family-owned fruit and vegetable processing company located in Niamakoro in commune VI of the District of Bamako, Le Verger / Nako was created in March 1991 on a joint initiative of Mr Yaya MALLE and Mrs MALLE Rokiatou KONE.
Indeed, at that time, there were only jams imported into food stores in the city of Bamako.
For a country like Mali which abounds in innumerable fruit species, the challenge was to be taken up. Thus, in April 1991, a few jars of mango jam were offered in certain food stores in Bamako (MALIMAG, LE FITINI, AZAR downtown).
The products were deposited in consignment, that is to say that they were not paid, until stocks were exhausted.
This clearly demonstrates the distrust that traders had at the time vis-à-vis locally processed food products.
At the start, total production hardly exceeded 50 pots per month. However in the year 2000, the company decided to start manufacturing new products, other than jam:
Fruit juice: Orange, Zaban, Mango, Guava, Tamarind
Syrups: Mango, Guava, Zaban, Zèkènè
Fresh Tomato Mash and Squeezed Lemon Juice
Production thus increased sharply, with an increase rate of more than 800% in one year.
The company regularly registers a growth rate between 5 and 10% per year.
Also, in order to further satisfy customers, the company invested in 2016 in new equipment that will increase production capacity from 500 to 2,000 liters per day.
The company currently employs around 15 people, including 10 women.