About Us
Cotex Industries LTDis one of East Africa’s leading manufacturing companies, operating under two broad business divisions.

CONSUMER PRODUCTS DIVISION: (www.chemicotex.com)
The company‘s largest and best known brand is Whitedent toothpaste which is used by more than 20 million Tanzanians everyday! Whitedent is the market leader in Tanzania and is also available to consumers in Rwanda, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi and South Africa. In skin care Bannister’s Glycerine is used every day by families to protect and care for their skin. Other leading brands in the skin care portfolio include Sweetheart, U&Me and Siri creams while Bodyline and Zawadi Zanzibar are the key petroleum Jelly and Pomade lines. Cotex Industries LTDalso has a range of hair care brands marketed under the Afro-Gel and Soft Touch brands.

The company operates a food division in Tanzania selling and marketing - Chemi-Cola squashes which have been used by Tanzanian families for decades and the Simba Chef range of ingredients that consists of bi-carbonate, baking soda, vinegar, jams and pickles. Vits is our glucose energy brand available broadly in retail outlets and pharmacies.

The Plastic & Metals Division manufactures a wide range of products used by the construction industry, including Common nails, Weld Meshes, Fencing Products, Expanded Metals, Water Storage Tanks (POLYTANK), HDPE and PP Pipes (POLYPIPE) etc, as also consumer products like Pails, Chairs, Tubs etc. We are also suppliers to prestigious institutional customers like SBC Tanzania (Pepsi), Dar Brew, Tanzania Breweries, Bakhresa Food Products, Tarmal Industries, Nile Breweries (Uganda), Gourock Industries (Zambia) etc. The Plastics and Metals Division boasts of manufacturing facilities at Arusha, Iringa, Shinyanga and Kigoma in addition to its facility at Mbezi in Dar Es Salaam.

ABOUT US: The company was initially founded in the late 1970s but expanded rapidly from 2000 with the merger of Chemipack and Cotex Industries to create Cotex Industries LTDand establish a modern facility in Mbezi in Dar es Salaam. The plant has seen significant investments in the latest technologies to ensure our products offer outstanding quality. The regional headquarters remain on the same site. Since 2003, the company has invested heavily in building its own distribution network in Tanzania and today you can see the company's vehicles taking our products from our 12 branches and distribution centers to almost 10,000 customers every week.

Internationally Cotex Industries LTDstarted exports in 2009 and now has a full subsidiary in Rwanda and Kenya (2009), with partner distributors who manage our brands in South Africa (2010), Zambia (2011) and most recently Angola, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Namibia etc.

A tribute to the manufacturing skills and practices is the fact that we have won the prestigious 'President's Manufacturer of the Year' award for two years in a row – in 2011 and 2012.