Chellaram Gambia Limited
P O Box 275, Banjul,
Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: +220 4224677
Fax: +220 4392910
Nitin R. Chellaram
Consumer goods distribution
Monday to Thursday 9am to 6pm; Friday 9am to 1pm
and 3pm to 6pm; Saturday 9am to 2pm
Senegambia Shop: Monday to Saturday, 9am to 10pm;
Sunday 10am to 7:30pm
Import Product Range:
• Soft Drinks
Juices & Mineral water
Chilled & Frozen
Agents & Distributors For:
• Brauerie Beck & Co. Ltd.
• Coca Cola
• J. Garcia Carrion
• Rayner Burgess Ltd.
• Kopcke Trading
• Golden Wonder
• HRH International
• Tesco range of products
• Johnson & Johnson
Don Simon Juices & Wines
• Oman Insecticides (Tox) & Air Fresheners Co.
Chellaram and Sons Ltd. established its business in the capital
Banjul, The Gambia, back in 1958. Its main business activities
are as agent importers & distributors for branded supermarket
products in West Africa.
It imports and distributes Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
from the leading MNC's. Their customers include Gambia's hotels,
guest houses, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, convenience
stores as well as the general trade. They have their own fleet
of vehicles that make deliveries. On a daily basis they are
routed to the metropolitan areas in Greater Banjul as well
as to the remote interior of the country.
The firm is a full-service providers of dry, chilled and
frozen foods, beverages, personal care products and household goods.
has witnessed incredible developments in the Gambia's
cultural and political history
and the company's long-term strategy for the country is grounded
in its breadth of local experience and understanding.
Private Limited Company
Origins & History:
Kishinchand Chellaram (hence the KC initials in our company
logo), the late founder, started his business from a textile
shop in Chennai (Madras) in 1916. With an expansion plan in
place and the first overseas office set up in Yokohama in
1918, the next decade saw the Kishinchand Chellaram Group
become one of the leading trading companies in West Africa
with branches across four continents. In 1923 a Management
team appointed by Shri Kishinchand Chellaram arrive and set
up the group's first branch in Nigeria,
West Africa, commencing with wholesale operations
Over time, the company moved from retailing into wholesaling
The opening of Chellaram in The Gambia in 1958 was an important
part of the Group's international expansion.
It adopted the 3 umbrellas because in Africa chiefs often
walked round with an umbrella.
Mr. Ram T. Chellaram, grandson of Kishinchand Chellaram
who entered the business in 1960, was the flag-bearer of the
company's legacy in The Gambia. It is now under the leadership
Managing Director. In 1982 the company shifts focus from supermarket
retail to wholesale distribution in West Africa.