Kenya benefits on water pumps from European company


Kenya has received a major boost in water pump technology after a leading Europe pump manufacturer Wilo opened a new subsidiary in the country.

The newly opened branch, will improve support, service, and logistics for Kenya as well as for the east African countries.

According to Belete Matebe, Managing Director Wilo East Africa, the new branch will allow us to be closer to our customers, to better address their challenges and improve our responsiveness.

“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,” said 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,” said Belete Matebe. “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,” he added.

It is in this regard, that Wilo East Africa is planning further to set-up some assembly facilities for some product lines like booster sets, firefighting and control panels in Nairobi.

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Speaking during the same event Thomas Kubbe, Sales Area Manager Wilo said the opening in Kenya state another clear signal regarding our commitment to permanently strengthen our international development.”

“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,” he said adding that Wilo East Africa 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.