Dow in Africa

We first set foot in Africa in 1959, when establishing our operations in Johannesburg. Today, Dow serves customers across the continent through our operations hubs in Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

Dow plays a pivotal role in shaping Africa’s sustainable future – enabling renewable energy to support its ongoing transformation, or accelerating circularity for the plastics industry through breakthrough partnerships. Our innovation is tailored to address Africa’s most pressing challenges, while meeting local market trends.

Our talented, local team on the ground is committed to deliver industry leadership and technical expertise, with a relentless focus on technologies that will help Africa to achieve its sustainable development ambitions. Every day, our breakthrough innovation is raising the bar and setting new standards in building, construction and infrastructure, food packaging and much more.


Sustainability is…

a path we embarked on some time ago and one we take seriously. We constantly seek and support partnerships that accelerate sustainable solutions throughout Africa.


Pursuing a circular economy for plastics in Africa

Pursuing collaborations with local partners to transform the plastic waste challenge in Africa.

Building economic resiliency through sustainable agriculture

Partnering with Oliver’s Village in South Africa to achieve its vision for economic resiliency.

Weaving Sustainable Innovation into Ethiopia’s textile industry

Enhancing sustainable chemical and waste management practices through industry collaboration and best practice knowledge sharing.

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Locations in Africa

Dow Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
Ground Floor Magwa Building
Maxwell Office Park
Magwa Crescent
Waterfall City
South Africa

Tel: +27 11 073 7200

Have questions?

Have a concern, question or idea? Reach out to our team.