Pump manufacturer Wilo Group has launched Wilo East Africa in Kenya to improve support, service and logistic for Kenya as well as for the East African countries.
Wilo Group is also planning to set-up assembly facilities for some product lines like booster sets, firefighting and control panels in Nairobi, which will allow Wilo East Africa to be closer to our customers, to better address their challenges and improve their responsiveness.
According to Wilo East Africa Managing Director Belete Matebe, “Establishing a subsidiary in Kenya strengthens our competitive position in the market and is also an important step forward for our future in East Africa. As a key regional player, Kenya is a major communications and logistics hub and offers logistically important accessibility to land borders like Ethiopia, Tanzania, Sudan, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi.”
As an international hub, Wilo East Africa will offer direct support concerning technical information, training as well as services for customers and decision makers. Due to the strategic position, it also offers the opportunity to support the other East African countries. It will shorten delivery times and the supply chain to the customers.
“With the opening in Kenya we state another clear signal regarding our commitment to permanently strengthen our international development”, said Thomas Kubbe, Sales Area Manager MEA in Wilo. “The effects of the climate change show that water is becoming a more and more valuable asset. Africa has a growing demand for efficient water infrastructure, industrial and building service solutions. WithWilo East Africa we will be closer to our customers and able to answer specific customer needs.” The opening of the subsidiary in Kenya is a further step to improve Wilo presence in Africa.
The question of how to use water as a resource efficiently is especially important for future generations. The association arche noVa e.V. is implementing a project for harvesting rainwater, using dams made from sand bags or small rocks or boulders. They help to store water and prevent the drying out of soil. In addition, the funds are used to support four tree nurseries, seed banks for cultivating drought-resistant seeds and extensive training measures. More than 14,000 inhabitants benefit from the project, which has been supported by the Wilo-Foundation since 2016.