Our Company Plantations et Huileries du Congo (PHC) is in the spotlight during the international investor tour organized by the Equity group in Kinshasa

As part of the international investor tour organized by the Equity group, which took place from March 05 to 06, 2024 in Kinshasa, the company Plantations et Huileries du Congo (PHC) has been highlighted as a model investment company in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This was a major element which highlighted the flourishing potential of the agricultural and agro-industrial sector in Congo.

PHC's meteoric rise is undeniably remarkable, marking an impressive growth trajectory from 42 000 tonnes to an annual production of 80 000 tonnes between 2021 and 2023.

This dazzling performance did not fail to attract the attention and interest of investors from various backgrounds, whether Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Australia, Malaysia and many other countries. This led to the visit of a delegation of 48 people, entrepreneurs, executives and business leaders to its head office located in Kinshasa. The presence of this array of economic players testifies to the growing reputation of PHC on the regional, but also international, scene.

Under the aegis of Kuramo Capital Management (KCM), majority shareholder since 2021, PHC has charted an ambitious path, placing at the heart of its strategy the vision of creating shared prosperity through agribusiness. This vision has not only catalyzed the growth of the company, but also strengthened its socio-economic impact in favor of local communities in the provinces of Tshopo, Mongala and Equateur, in Lokutu, Yaligimba and Boteka respectively. This with the objective of amplifying social actions through the PHC Foundation launched in September 2023.

Mr. Shaka Kariuki told the press that Kuramo Capital Management is a private group that invests in Africa. The DRC is one of the countries that benefited from this investment and the vision of “creating shared prosperity through agribusiness, means that every employee of the company participates and benefits from this prosperity as the The business is growing. It’s a win-win vision across the board”… he insisted.

With an impressive workforce of 10 000 employees operating across the Congolese territory, PHC proudly ranks among the leading private sector employers in the country. This significant contribution to job creation demonstrates PHC's commitment to sustainable economic development and the promotion of social stability in the region.

Beyond its commercial success, PHC also embodies a committed business model, integrating the principles of social and environmental responsibility into its daily activities. Its ethical and sustainable approach makes it a key player in the promotion of responsible and environmentally friendly agriculture.

In conclusion, the brilliant performance of Plantations et Huileries du Congo during the recent international investor tour demonstrates not only his spectacular rise on the economic stage, but also his commitment to creating inclusive and sustainable growth in the heart of Africa. PHC thus remains an essential pillar of the Congolese economy, embodying the hope and opportunities for a prosperous future for the region and beyond.

- Communication Plantations et Huileries du Congo —

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