A US$ 70m iron sheet factory has been inaugurated in Kiambu County, Kenya by Devki Group. The new factory is projected to be able to produce 300,000 tonnes of iron sheets in Kenya annually.
The development which is under the group’s affiliate, Maisha Mabati Mills Ltd, is the largest of its kind in Africa set to produce long lasting roofing sheets coated with aluminium and zinc.
“This mill, which is the largest and most advanced technologically, will go a long way in meeting the country’s demand and ensure quality,” said Industrialization Cabinet Secretary Mr. Adan Mohamed.
The company borrowed a leaf from Japan, USA, Australia and India of using improved technology while manufacturing their iron sheets.
Devki Group Chairman Narendra Raval Guru was pleased while opening the new plant and during the launch he asked the ministry to act on illegal and cheap imports from China which according to him were crippling the local steel industry.
“The sector is facing an influx of cheap sub-standard products mainly of Chinese origin and the government must act to protect the industry from these counterfeits,” said Mr Guru.
Devki Group is a trilogy of success stories – Devki Steel Mills, Maisha Mabati and the recent, new addition of National Cement Company. It brings to the East African region a multi-dimensional range of products, experience and expertise, all targeted to meeting the highest possible international standards in all spheres of business and service.