Egyptian cheese producer Domty and FrieslandCampina have signed an MoU to explore joint business opportunities in Africa. The companies plan to collaborate to export cheese to other African countries.
Domty was founded in 1988 in Egypt. It is a leader in the Egyptian cheese and juice market. It manufactures markets and distributes white and processed cheeses and packaged fruit juice under the Domty, Damo, Gebnety and Bravo brand names.
Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina is a major player in the West African dairy market, with a large dairy business in Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire (opening its headquarters there in 2019), investments in Ethiopia and distribution agreements in several other major markets, including Ghana, Gabon and Morocco. Big brands in West Africa include Peak, Three Crowns and Bonnet Rouge. In Egypt it sought to acquire cheesemaker Arab Dairy Co in 2019.