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Pump maker, Wilo, opens new subsidiary in Kenya

The company is also planning to set-up some assembly facilities for some product lines like booster sets, firefighting and control panels in Nairobi

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Leading pump manufacturer Wilo expands the East Africa concept by opening a new subsidiary Wilo East Africa in Kenya. The new branch, which was opened today, will improve support, service and logistic for Kenya as well as for the East African countries.

The company is also planning to set-up some 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.

Speaking during a media conference in Nairobi, Wilo East Africa Managing Director Belete Matebe, said “We are happy and proud of the development in the recent years and looking forward to expand our business furthermore. 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. With Wilo 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.

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The WILO Group is one of the world’s leading premium providers of pumps and pump systems for the building technology, water and industrial sectors with around 7,700 employees worldwide. With strong net sales growth of 7.4 percent, the Wilo Group continued its sustainable and profitable growth course. Net sales rose to EUR 1,424.8 million. Adjusted for exchange rate effects, net sales were actually increased by 8.5%. Organic net sales growth, i.e. growth adjusted for exchange rate and acquisition effects, was 6.0%.


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