Find Industry and Manufacturing expertise in Ghana

Manufacturing constitutes about 6% of Ghana’s GDP (2011) and provides employment for over 250,000 people (2009). There are around 25,000 registered firms, though more than 80% of them are small size enterprises and around 55% of them are located within the Greater Accra/Tema region. Ghana is rated 67 out of 185 countries by the World Bank for ease of doing business, a ranking based on how conducive the regulatory environment is to the opening and operation of a local firm.

Major industries include mining, light manufacturing, aluminium smelting, food processing, cement and small commercial ship building. Other industries include food and beverages production, textiles, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and the processing of metals and wood products; a relatively small glass-making industry has also developed.

The sector is underdeveloped and is characterised by a narrow industrial base dominated by agro-industries. Subsidiaries of multinational companies have a strong presence in the country; including Unilever, Coca Cola, Toyota and Accra Brewery, but there are also many medium sized local companies. An ongoing privatisation programme opens up opportunities for investment and business partnerships in sectors such as banking, state petroleum and telecommunications.

The overall contribution of FDI to Ghana’s economy is significant, with FDI’s impact on economic growth and investment increasing in the last ten years. Ghana has good political and macroeconomic stability and this is conducive for FDI. In the 1980s, manufacturing’s share of GDP was more than 10% but structural adjustment programmes and failed state-led industrialisation policies have seen the sector’s share decline.

The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report (2012-13) reflects the relatively unsophisticated production process in Ghana. The country was given an overall rating of 107 out of 144 countries, with a value of 3.2 out of 7.0 for product process sophistication, with 7.0 representing a country in which the world’s best and most efficient process technology prevails. This score places Ghana below the world mean of 3.9 out of 7.0.

Industry and Manufacturing organisations in Ghana
Aluworks Ltd
Annette Products Ltd
Archy Glass Manufacturing Co. Ltd
Ashanti Foam Factory Ltd
Association of Ghana Industries
Blowplast Industrial Ltd
Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana Limited, The
Creative Plastics Co. Ltd
Cresta Paint Industries Ltd
Ghana Aluminium Products Ltd
Giant Fibre Enterprise
Interplast Ltd
JA Biney & Co. Ltd
K. Cobianchi Investment Ltd
Modern Aluminium Ltd
Nofire Africa Ltd
Nsawam Foam Co. Ltd
Oxytane Africa Ltd
Saviour Aluminium & Woodwork Industry Ltd
Skyland Aluminium Works
Tesano Woodworks & Solid Surfaces
Wire Weaving Industries Ltd
ZICHEN inv.Co. Ltd