64Door Factory Limited, a manufacturer of interior wooden doors, has unveiled a Ksh 240 million investment in Kenya. The company launched the investment in Nairobi as they target to provide doors and installation services to the building Industry in East Africa from their base in the country.
With the capacity of producing over 50,000 doors annually, the factory will provide services to individual builders as well as small and large scale construction projects in the region. By manufacturing in the country, the company will facilitate technology transfer and human capital formation through skills transfer to local staff.
64Door aims to create job opportunities by employing over 100 staff who will be equipped with skills on technologies and practices in woodworking. Together with the job opportunities created, the door production will see the factory play a part in helping the government realise the Big 4 Agenda that is manufacturing, food security, universal healthcare and affordable housing.
Speaking at the launch, 64Door Factory Limited Director Nyamu Wanyoike said that the decision to set up operations in Nairobi was based on the current needs of the country. He added saying the company looks forward to a long term partnership with Kenyan builders, suppliers, distributors, resellers, contractors, and professionals among other stakeholders in the construction sector.
“We will offer one stop shop solutions to our customers for their door requirements, a shift from the current market practices and we offer imported quality level, locally produced with pre and after sales support.” Nyamu said.
The project is a partnership of private investors from Kenya and European Union member Estonia. Estonia has large forests which enable it to be a large-scale d****r in wood technology. With 64Door now in Kenya, East Africa will benefit from this source for its construction projects.
By investing in Kenya, the project aims to tap into the Eastern Africa market from its base in the country.