Aluprof S.A. which is a Netherlands-based aluminum products maker is set to invest US$ 2m in a showroom and last-mile factory in Kenya.
Market development manager Henry Kago said the showroom to be located on Mombasa Road in Nairobi will also host a training hub for local technicians as well as machines for customizing products for individual customers.
“Aluprof has local partners that have been selling products in Kenya and our presence seeks to bolster their presence across East and central Africa enabling them to win more contracts,” he said.
Major contract for construction and installation of facades
The Netherlands firm has since clinched a major contract for construction and installation of facades for the upcoming 70-floor twin Pinnacle Towers that will house the 40-floor Hilton Upper Hill hotel as well as luxurious studios, apartments and penthouses currently being sold off-plan.
Mr Kago, a computer engineer in Building Information Management, said Aluprof will also use the new offices to expand consultancy services across east and Central Africa on façade construction, which is a niche market for them.
“We own factories in Poland that fabricate products as per client’s needs and we resolved to invest in Kenya since it is a major hub for the east and Central African market for us. We shall also install fabrication machines here in Nairobi that will be used for training artisans for our projects,” he said.
The products include aluminum doors, window panes, patio doors, garage doors, roller shutters, various window glass types, composite panels and honeycomb marble for wall decorations.
The firm is listed in Poland and has 21 subsidiaries as well as a presence in 50 countries with a total employee base of 5,000 across the world.
About Aluprof S.A.
Aluprof S.A. is part of Grupa Kęty S.A. Capital Group. The company is a leading producer of aluminium systems in Europe, with branches in many European countries and also in the US. The company has representative offices and distribution centres across Europe: in Germany, Great Britain, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Denmark and also in the USA.