The Enpee Group was founded in Nigeria by Mr. N.P. Kirpalani as a small trading operation dealing in essential products.
Commenced manufacture of textiles in Lagos, Nigeria, under Enpee Industries Nigeria Ltd.
Diversified into manufacture of metal packaging products. Avon Crowncaps & Containers (Nigeria) Plc. commenced manufacturing operations at Sango-Otta near Lagos, Nigeria. Today Avon is Nigeria’s leading manufacturer of metal packaging products.
Fine Chemicals (Nigeria) Ltd commenced manufacture of printing inks at Sango-Otta. Today Fine Chemicals manufactures not only printing inks but also printing cylinders and cast polypropylene (CPP) films and is the leading solution provider to the packaging industry in Nigeria.
Purechem Industries Ltd started manufacturing textile chemicals at Sango-Otta. Over the years Purechem has diversified into adhesives, construction chemicals, cement, fibre cement sheets, cables & switchgears and construction. Given the size and diversity of its business Purechem is now two companies viz. Purechem Industries Ltd and Purechem Manufacturing Ltd.
Ventured out of Nigeria and commenced flexible packaging operations in India under the name of Positive Packaging Industries Ltd. Through organic growth and acquisitions Positive Packaging India became a leading global player in flexible packaging, metalizing of various films, printing cylinders, cast polypropylene films, labels and shrink sleeves. In early 2015, Positive Packaging India & UAE were sold to Huhtamaki PPL Ltd.
FMCG business started in Nigeria with Saponaria Industries Ltd commencing manufacture of bathing soaps, multipurpose soaps and laundry soaps. Today Saponaria is Nigeria’s leading FMCG company having strong brands in the soaps, beauty care and home care product segments.
Positive Packaging commenced flexible packaging operations in Nigeria and in the UAE. Post the sale of the Positive packaging businesses in India and UAE, Positive Packaging Nigeria has been renamed Primepak Industries Nigeria Limited.
Renewsys – the Group’s foray into the renewable energy solutions space commenced operations in India for manufacture of EVA encapsulants and back sheets for solar panels.
Encept Premedia was set up in India to provide upstream brand management services for packaging. Encept augments the Group’s diversified capabilities in supplies of manufactured/ printed packaging to global and regional FMCG, F&B and Industrial products brands.
Positive Packaging India & UAE sold to Huhtamaki PPL Ltd in 2015. The Group retains Positive Packaging Industries’ Nigeria operations under the new name, PrimePak Industries Nigeria Limited.