A new Tatu City manufacturing plant in Kenya is set to be developed. Nairobi-based plastics firm, Super Plastics announced the plans to open the manufacturing plant at the Tatu City Industrial Park’s light industrial and logistics zone.
Managing director Stephen Gathiaka said the firm will specialise in manufacturing light density polyethene plastic products for cosmetics and pharmaceutical companies in Kenya and East Africa.
“We chose Tatu City because we want to settle into a modern industrial park and take advantage of the ready infrastructure. Tatu City Special Economic Zone gives us incentives to increase our investment, expand our business and create more jobs. We also look forward to the opportunity to tap into the business-to-business synergies at Tatu Industrial Park,” said Mr. Gathiaka.
The City, located 30 minutes from Westlands, represents a new way of living for Kenyans, creating a unique live, work and play environment that is free from traffic congestion and long-distance commuting. It is a mixed-use development with homes, schools, offices, a shopping district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sport and entertainment complex and manufacturing area for more than 250,000 residents and tens of thousands of day visitors.
Early this month, Tatu City appointed Australia-based construction company SMEC as the lead infrastructure consultant for the second phase of its Tatu Industrial Park development in Ruiru. SMEC will oversee tendering and building of roads, drainage, street lighting, water distribution pipeline and wastewater system, electrical networks and IT systems at the 2,500-acre site, with the work expected to be completed in May 2022.
90% of phase one of the park is sold. Among regional and multi-national businesses, Industry leaders at Tatu Industrial Park include; Dormans, Cooper K-Brands, Davis & Shirtliff, Cold Solutions, Copia, Friendship Group, FFK, Twiga Foods and Stecol.
Phase two development has already begun and is expected to be completed by the end of May 2022. In the second phase Kenya Wine Agencies, majority owned by Distell of South Africa, broke ground in February on a state-of-the-art, production and distribution facility.
Other developments projects in session at Tatu City include construction of schools by Nova Pioneer and Crawford International, as well as more than 5,000 homes under construction and development. Tatu City has also installed solar power plants, in line with its long term commitment to environmental conversation through harnessing renewable energy sources.