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K. Chellaram & Sons Gambia Co. Ltd

Contact Address:
K. Chellaram Limited
Banjul Head Office
P O Box 275, Banjul,
Gambia, West Africa

Tel no: +220  4224677 
                      4224689 
Fax:      +220 4392910

Email: kchellarams@gmail.com


Branches


Information:
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.

Chellaram 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.




Legal Form:
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 in textiles.

Over time, the company moved from retailing into wholesaling and manufacturing. 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 of Mr. Nitin, Managing Director. In 1982 the company shifts focus from supermarket retail to wholesale distribution in West Africa.

Import Product Range:
• Soft Drinks
• Juices & Mineral water
• Alcohol
• Dry Food
• Chilled & Frozen
• Dairy
• Confectionary
• Personal Care
• Household
• Chemicals
• Bicycles

Agents & Distributors For:
• Brauerie Beck & Co. Ltd.
• Coca Cola
• J. Garcia Carrion
• United Distillers
• Rayner Burgess Ltd.
• Kopcke Trading International
• Golden Wonder
• HRH International
• Kellogg's
• Henri Wintermans
• Nestlι Rowntree
• Tesco range of products
• Johnson & Johnson Baby Products
• Don Simon Juices & Wines
• Cadbury's Confectionery
• Oman Insecticides (Tox) & Air Fresheners Co.


Branches:


Managing Director
Nitin R. Chellaram
Tel: 4392911
Tel: 7797509

Kanifing Industrial Estate
Consumer goods distribution
Tel: 4391469
       4392913
       7660802

Senegambia Shop
Tel: 7172306
       7204104


 Opening Hours:
Kanifing Shop
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
 
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