Illovo Malawi is one of the country’s largest single private-sector employer providing direct employment for 9,000 people permanent, seasonal and casual employees and an additional 5,000 direct and indirect contractors creating a total of 14,000 jobs.
Each one of the Illovo Sugar Malawi plc’s operations has a unique history and relevance to the business. Take a look at each operation to learn more.
1960 Sugar Cane Cultivation commences in Malawi under Lonhro International Corporation
1965 Nchalo sugar estate commences operations as the sugar corporation of Malawi (SUCOMA) under Lonhro in partnership with Malawi Government and Common Wealth Development Corporation
Planting of cane and building of canals commence in Dwangwa
Dwangwa factory operations commence
SUCOMA converted into public company
Name officially changed to Illovo Sugar (Malawi) Limited
Nchalo estate celebrates 50 years in operations
Name Changed to Illovo Sugar (Malawi) plc