Our Distribution Business

What we do

We manage the process of importing, clearing, storing and delivering commodities.

Flamingo Commodities is a Group company importing and distributing basic foodstuffs into Kenya.

With its own commercial brands, Flamingo food products are packaged for ongoing distribution directly into the consumer marketplace.

We also offer import and handling as a standalone service to other commodity businesses. Technical insight and market intelligence provide us and our clients with a clear view of the ever-changing commodity landscape. Our highly experienced team monitor, analyse and model the production, consumption and weather dynamics of the East African region. We also scrutinise salient factors for the countries of origin of the products we distribute. We can optimise purchase and import decisions for timing and volume.

Flamingo Commodities has its traditional roots in sugar sourcing and merchandising. However, by leveraging our commodity expertise and distribution structure, we now offer clients an extended product portfolio:

Sugar | Rice | Instant noodles

Feeding a growing population

Kenya’s population has doubled over the last 25 years, to about 40 million people, and rapid population growth is set to continue.

1 millionAccording to recent UN projections, Kenya’s population will grow by around 1 million per year.
3,000That’s a population increase of 3,000 people every day.
85 millionOver the next 40 years there could be of in excess of 85 million mouths to feed.

Our transparent, rigorous formal business processes, operating procedures, risk management ability, comprehensive research platform and global merchanting experience in Kenya has allowed us to expand our business into the East African region. The capability to connect the global agricultural commodity markets with domestic is allowing us to transform into a leading supply chain manager of basic foodstuff needs in East Africa.

We offer our commercial and financial partners a more illuminated engagement with the commodity distribution opportunities in the region. Founded on business integrity and the strength of our word, we deliver quality goods and services whist at all times striving for sustainability and cost leadership. Our intention is to augment our business from being an importer and distributer of choice to a processor of add  value food products, produced and sold in East Africa.

“We connect producers more directly with consumers.
Better integration of the commodity value chain means you will improve your returns.”