About Us

COMPANY OVERVIEW
Unit 1 Premises

Unit 1 Premises

The World is ever evolving. To continue to flourish as a business over the next decade and beyond, we will focus on understanding, continuously tracking and satisfying changing customer trends and forces that will shape our business in the future and move promptly to be positioned to tackle whatever comes our way

MISSION

A family run enterprise with a proud heritage passionately committed to empower and enrich people’s lives in Africa by developing a portfolio of quality brands which are part of an everyday... more »

VISION

To accomplish and continuously achieve sustainable, organic and quality growth, our vision serves as the framework to guide every aspect of our business... more »

HISTORY

Canon Chemicals Limited took over the operations of United Chemical Industries Limited from 1st January 2010. United Chemical Industries Limited (hereafter referred as UCIL) had been in... more »

Our Mission

A family run enterprise with a proud heritage passionately committed to empower and enrich people’s lives in Africa by developing a portfolio of quality brands which are part of an everyday affordable life.

Our Vision

To accomplish and continuously achieve sustainable, organic and quality growth, our vision serves as the framework to guide every aspect of our business through:

  • People: Be a great place to work where people are inspired to be the best they can be.
  • Portfolio: Bring to the world a portfolio of quality brands that are part of everyday life.
  • Partners: Cultivate a winning network of customers and suppliers to create mutual and lasting value throughout the supply chain.
  • Profit: Maximize long-term return to all stakeholders while being mindful of our overall responsibilities.
  • Productivity: Be a highly effective, efficient, lean and fast-progressing enterprise.

Our History

Canon Chemicals Limited took over the operations of United Chemical Industries Limited from 1st January 2010. United Chemical Industries Limited (hereafter referred as UCIL) had been in existence since October 1974. In 1974 UCIL employed three employees – currently Canon Chemicals Limited has over 200 people working at its premises. The business has been a family run concern for nearly 40 years now.

Canon Chemicals Ltd has now relocated from their old premises in the Industrial Area of Nairobi to a new factory in Mlolongo, Machakos.  The premises comprises of 5 acre of plot and 100,000 Sq ft of built up area.

The company is considered the leading manufacturer of Petroleum Jelly and number ONE manufacturer of Candles in Kenya. In addition the company is considered a reputable manufacturer of household cleaning products.

Canon Chemicals has various well known brands which are manufactured within their premises, such as:

1. Valon Petroleum Jelly
2. Valon Petroleum Baby Jelly
3. Twilite/Supalite/Britelite Brand of Candles
4. Pride Dish Washing Up Liquid
5. Pride Scouring Powder
6. Climax and Odonil Disinfectants
7. Lavik Disinfectants

In addition to the above, the company also sells Simba and Corazzi Brand of Sponges, Scouring Pads, Sponge Cloths and other similar products.

All the products manufactured by Canon Chemicals Limited are certified by Kenya Bureau of Standards and are comparable to any similar products available worldwide.

The products are available at all the supermarkets, numerous wholesalers and corner shops in Kenya, leading supermarkets in Tanzania, Uganda & Rwanda, Additionally, our products can be found at wholesalee outlets in Rwanda, Sudan and various other African countries.

Our Brands