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Global expansion

The 1900’s was a rapid period of expansion for the business, establishing bases across Africa, Europe and Asia.

1948

Paterson and Zochonis open our first soap factory in Nigeria.

1953

Name changed to Alagbon Industries (Associated Industries in 1960)

1973

PZ enters the detergent and refrigerator markets simultaneously in Nigeria

1975

PZ acquires Cussons Group Ltd including leading household soap brand Imperial Leather.  Click here to learn more about the history of Imperial Leather.

We entered the detergent and refrigerator market in Nigeria

1976

Global name changed to Paterson Zochonis Industries Plc.