Our history is closely connected to that of the continent. Since our creation in 1852, we have continuously adapted to changes in Africa’s markets. We have honed unique expertise in each of our business lines by developing a raft of projects and launching a diverse range of activities.
A majority shareholder in the Group since 2012, Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) cements its natural alliance with CFAO in 2016. A year later, CFAO becomes the corporation’s African division and its platform for business development on the continent. The new entity adds to existing divisions covering automotive, metals, chemicals & electronics and more.
Backed by TTC’s African assets, CFAO expands into new regions, including South Africa, and incorporates new business lines such as manufacturing, energy and agribusiness. CFAO and TTC continue to pool their expertise to meet new challenges in Africa by drawing on their synergistic culture and long-term outlook.