The group was established in 1986, although it did not start operations until 1989. Today, the group is involved in five main areas of business: Manufacturing, Real estate investments, Bulk storage & shipment, Cargo clearing & forwarding and Agriculture. Mukwano Group is one of the most active investment groups in Uganda. The group won the coveted Annual Presidential Award of Best Exporter of the Year in 2004. In 2009, its beverages division attained ISO Certification.