Huileries Haïtiennes, S.A. (HUHSA) is one of the largest and most respected consumer goods companies in Haiti.
Founded in 1981with one edible oil processing plant, HUHSA has since expanded to include four business sectors utilizing an extensive distribution network that delivers products to every province of Haiti. Because we own our own fleet of trucks, we ensure that our consumer products are delivered to customers within 24 hours of order placement.
HUHSA’s consumer goods are top quality and economically priced—offered in brand or private label format in ways that meet the needs and culture of the Haitian population. A large majority of products are sold by street vendors, or marchandes, and are also available at convenience stores and supermarkets.
HUHSA operates four key business sectors: Edible Oil, Soaps & Detergents, Shortening & Margarine and Packaged Goods,
Our more than 450 full time employees work to ensure the products we represent are sold in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible to the Haitian community.
HUHSA has received the highest praise from the government of Haiti, which has recognized our company for its corporate governance. For two years in a row, the Customs Department has awarded its highest honor to HUHSA for our strict customs and taxpaying protocols.
The story of HUHSA begins in 1981, when we built an edible oil refining plant. Since then, we have converted the plant to an edible oil packaging facility—and now sources edible oil from numerous countries at best-market prices.
Thanks to our strong reputation and long-standing position in the community, HUHSA has grown to be the leader in Haiti’s edible oil market, distributing several thousand tons of edible oil on a monthly basis under our two private labels: Gourmet and Suprème.
Customer service is our top priority, and HUHSA tailors orders to meet all market needs. Our edible oil can be sold in various sizes and volumes—from 55-gallon bulk containers to consumer-sized packaging as small as half-litre bottles.
HUHSA’s distribution network spans Haiti’s nine provinces, thereby ensuring quick delivery of our oils.
HUHSA owns the only powdered detergent plant in Haiti—and our laundry and bath soap products are manufactured in different sizes, shapes, presentations, colors and fragrances to meet the demands of Haitian consumers.Our soap division was opened shortly after HUHSA’s 1981 inception.
The company recognized Haiti’s need for soap products, thus expanding operations to include a soap manufacturing facility. The first product was laundry soap sold in solid, long bars. Through acquisition, HUHSA has dramatically increased its soap making capacity and offers a variety of laundry and bath soaps.
Response has been extraordinary: HUHSA now controls a large percentage of the market, and our brands are well recognized and sold under the Kim, Puritex and Banda names.
Margarine and shortening are key ingredients in the Haitian kitchen, and HUHSA offers many options for consumers.
HUHSA manufactures high-quality products for our customers—whether they be for a bakery owner, food retailer or a homemaker preparing a meal for family.
We understand how our Haitian community cooks and make it a priority to stay up-to-date with product requirements. As a result, HUHSA shortening and margarine products sold throughout Haiti in a variety of packaging options that meet the demands of all consumers.
Shelf stable and refrigerated, branded and private label, baby products, personal care items, household cleaning products…and more.
HUHSA’s packaged goods division commenced operations in the mid ‘80’s—and has quickly become well-known in Haiti for offering quality products at competitive prices. With our nationwide distribution network, HUHSA’s high-quality packaged goods reach wholesalers and retailers quickly to meet freshness and shelf-life requirements.
HUHSA has exclusive distribution agreements with the top brands in the United States, the Caribbean, South America, Asia and Europe—including Kraft Foods, PepsiCo/Frito Lay, Nestle Purina, Philip Morris, Plastifar, Gerber, Goya, Hormel, Jugos Antillas, Sara Lee, and more.
We also offer fresh bulk products, such as garlic, cornmeal and corn grits.
As a full-service organization, HUHSA’s knowledgeable staff also offers advertising, marketing and promotional assistance to wholesalers and retailers. Our sales staff visit clients on a weekly basis, building relationships and brands. At HUHSA, we work hard to ensure customer satisfaction—earning us double-digit annual growth.