UCI: An Importer Making The Difference To Feed Liberians

Mr Anwar Ezedine, the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Our profile this week is being focused on one of Liberia’s committed partners, the United Commodities Incorporated popularly known as ‘UCI’, an international soft commodities trading Company operating in Liberia with headquarters in Monrovia, Liberia – West Africa.

Professional staff of UCI

UCI which was established nine years ago, 2008 has an extensive knowledge of the Liberian and other neighboring markets, with a vision that forges close bonds with main suppliers and offers quality goods at affordable prices.

Since its inception, UCI has enjoyed continuous and sustainable growth at all levels, and boasts of being a leading importer of key commodities in Liberia, Africa’s oldest Republic.

The professional team of UCI is been headed by a progressive and well taught Lebanese businessman, Mr. Anwar Ezedine who is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Rice available in the warehouses of UCI for the public

The team are UCI are extensively equipped professionally, giving it the flexibility and capacity to adapt to the customers’ specific situations and requirements; this team over the years has also provided effective services and offer innovative solutions to the challenges that each day brings.

With more than 100 employees representing 5 different nationalities, UCI has a diverse and proficient team of employees all levels in the company.

The company’s assets and ensuing customer satisfaction places UCI at a competitive adage in the rapidly transforming Liberian market place. This advantage promotes diversifying activities and the range of products we offer.

Feeding the people of Liberia through the importation of RICE, the country’s stable food

UCI, which originally specialised in rice trading, now has a presence in the Liberian wheat flour, sugar, cooking oil, cement and steel rod markets.

Its workforce has also grown substantially, from an original staff of five to more than a hundred employees. Constant development of our turnover demonstrates a successful business model.

UCI Compound Freeport of Monrovia – UN Drive, Jamaica Road Junction, Bushrod Island P.O. Box: 1295 Monrovia, Liberia.

UCI plans to develop its position as a first-class partner by increasing and diversifying commodity trading operations from and to the emerging economies of the Mano River Union (Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea and Sierra Leone).

RICE Liberia’s stable food, UCI with an annual production of more than 450 million tonnes, rice is the world’s most important cereal for human nutrition. Rice trading has a worldwide volume in excess of 30 million tonnes a year.

Since 2009, UCI has been a major rice trader with a solid network of international and local partners. At United Commodities Inc., product selection, inspection and monitoring are paramount, so that end customers receive a quality product at an affordable price.

UCI goal is to remain a major rice trader in Liberia, and other countries of the Mano River Union. UCI’s long-term vision is to maintain an active involvement in rice production, processing and trading in Africa.

Imported of  SUGAR, as a player in this market for a number of years, UCI is now becoming a major sugar trader on the Liberian and Sierra Leonean markets.

This is a significant market as Africa imports some 3.3 million tonnes of brown sugar and 4.3 million tonnes of white sugar each year.

UCI sources the product principally from the leading suppliers in the world, taking advantage of its network to expand into new source markets and increase its competitive edge.

United Commodities’ goal is to extend its business relationships in Africa, in order to become an unparalleled sugar trader on the continent.

Another interior view of the UCI Warehouse

With the successful accomplishments made by this renowned business entity, the management of GNN-Liberia is excited to publicly highlight its services aimed at informing the world of the contributions of Liberia’s partners in progress.

Watch out for another profile next week

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About Cholo Brooks 17210 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.