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Kenya: French Carmaker Peugeot Returns to Kenya. By Patrick Lang'at Nairobi — French carmaker Peugeot has announced a return to Kenya.

Kenya: French Carmaker Peugeot Returns to Kenya

Mr Jean-Christophe Quemard, the PSA Peugeot Group Vice-President for Middle East and Africa, disclosed that the company will roll out its first Kenyan assembled car in June this year. "We have pumped in $12 million (Sh1.2 billion) and are looking to employ 200 people and want to start with at least 1,000 units at a go," Mr Quemard said. It will begin with its famous brand, the 508. Inward looking President Uhuru Kenyatta said the move showed that Kenya's manufacturing industry was growing significantly.

The President said that his government would adopt an inward looking policy that would see firms operating in Kenya being supported by encouraging the purchase of their products. Volkswagen moves into Kenya, Rwanda in Africa expansion - Nigeria Today. Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |

Volkswagen moves into Kenya, Rwanda in Africa expansion - Nigeria Today

Kenya : German multinational Bitzer opens subsidiary in Kenya in Africa expansion - The Standard. NAIROBI: Bitzer, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning technologies has opened an office in Nairobi as it seeks to expand presence in Africa.

Kenya : German multinational Bitzer opens subsidiary in Kenya in Africa expansion - The Standard

The Kenyan office is the second one for the German multi-national after South Africa to tap into the increasing demand for reliable refrigeration and air conditioning technologies in Kenya and the East Africa region. British Company Invests $1.5 Million in Malawian Peanut Factory. Social impact agribusiness investor AgDevCo has announced a $1.5 million investment in Afri-Oils Limited, a Malawian company seeking to revive the country’s peanut (groundnut) export industry.

British Company Invests $1.5 Million in Malawian Peanut Factory

Jim Henderson, AgDevCo Malawi’s Associate Director said, “We are backing Afri-Oils to tackle the aflatoxin challenge and put Malawi back on the map as a major international peanut producer.” Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mould that is harmful to health. Malawi produces more than 200,000 tonnes of groundnuts annually but exports, which exceeded 50,000 tonnes before the 1990s, collapsed following the introduction of stricter international quality standards. Afri-Oils aims to demonstrate that Malawi can meet international standards on the control of aflatoxin. The debt and equity investment will go towards the construction of a facility for processing locally grown peanuts, farmer training programmes and improved handling and sorting methods.

Kenya : Volkswagen targets East Africa with Kenya car assembly plant - The Standard. Nairobi: Volkswagen's will resume producing cars in Kenya by the end of the year as it looks to sell more vehicles across the East African region.

Kenya : Volkswagen targets East Africa with Kenya car assembly plant - The Standard

After a four decade pause in production by the German carmaker in Kenya, VW will establish an assembly plant to initially produce its Vivo model, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Thomas Schafer, Volkswagen South Africa's chief executive, said. Emerging market production is familiar territory for VW, whose familiar Beetle model was a favourite on the streets of Mexico, but Kenya's car market is dominated by low-priced second-hand imports from countries such as Japan. VW, which assembled cars in Kenya in the 1960s and 1970s, will join other brands already being put together in the country, including Isuzu, Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi.

"We believe that Kenya has got the potential to develop a very big fully-fledged automotive industry. Neither Kenyatta nor Schafer said how much VW was investing or what the plant's production capacity would be. Création prochaine d’une société mauritano-espagnole de ciment. Charte des commentaires.

Création prochaine d’une société mauritano-espagnole de ciment

Unilever inaugure son usine de fabrication de mayonnaise à Abidjan. Unilever inaugure son usine de fabrication de mayonnaise à Abidjan.

Unilever inaugure son usine de fabrication de mayonnaise à Abidjan

Le spécialiste anglo-hollandais des produits de consommation a lancé hier une usine de fabrication de mayonnaise, d'une capacité de 10 000 tonnes par an. ALUMÍNIO PRODUZIDO EM MOÇAMBIQUE: EMPRESÁRIOS DE MALTA INTERESSADOS EM COMPRAR. Polish tractors plowing a furrow to Africa. The latest Ursus deal worth $50 million (44 million euros) provides for the delivery of 2,400 tractors, tools and spare parts and includes equipping an assembly hall and service centers located in Tanzania.

Polish tractors plowing a furrow to Africa

It's Ursus' third deal in Africa. "We believe that our currently realized contracts will facilitate negotiations with prospective partners because Ethiopia is the benchmark for other African countries," CEO Karol Zarajczyk said. The Sole deal also covers sugar cane trailers and the construction of a tractor assembly plant in the country. “We hope that the bridgehead gained in Ethiopia will open the way for further expansion of Africa and it will guarantee dynamic development of the company for the next two to three years," he continued. Firms in Ethiopia have purchased over 3,000 tractors, paying a total of $120 million, with Sole buying the bulk - 2,400 machines - for $55 million. French firm to establish car assembly factory in Egypt. 13 June 2016 A French auto maker plans to establish car assembly factory in the Egyptian market within the upcoming period, Egyptian Trade Minister Tarek Qabil said Sunday.

French firm to establish car assembly factory in Egypt

The factory is set to operate using high rates of locally-manufactured components. The minister made these remarks during his meeting with the Vice-president of one of largest French auto makers to discuss company's industrial investments in Egypt and make use of automotive feeding industries base in local market. Qabil added that the French company plans to contract with Egyptian firms to manufacture automotive components necessary to cover needs of the mother company in France and its branches all over the world. Arla Foods opens new milk powder production facility in Senegal - Drinks Business Review. DBR Staff WriterPublished 19 May 2016 Denmark-based dairy company Arla Foods has opened a new milk powder production facility in Dakar, Senegal, to further its expansion in West Africa.

Arla Foods opens new milk powder production facility in Senegal - Drinks Business Review

The new plant, which was inaugurated on 17 May, has an annual capacity of 5,000 tons of milk powder made in Europe from the milk of Arla's farmer owners. The 14,000m2 Dakar plant will re-pack fat filled milk powder and instant whole milk powder into several retail-sized packaging such as foil sachets. Arla Sub Sahara Africa head Steen Hadsbjerg said: "The facility is the latest milestone in Arla's ambition to actively take part in developing the dairy market in West Africa and providing affordable nutrition of high quality to consumers in the region. "It will also contribute with jobs as we will initially employ 20 people in the production and more as we grow the sales and thereby also the production volume. " Italy's Bertazzoni to build €55mn-cookers factory in EgyptManufacturing.

By Hisham Ibrahim, Sanaa Allam Photo Credit:Reuters/Chris Helgren Italian kitchen products manufacturer Bertazzoni-Italia is to pump investments of €55 million to establish cookers factory in Egypt, Trade Minister Tarek Qabil stated Wednesday. Qabil said that the factory is a significant addition to the home appliance industry in Egypt since the project comes in line with ministry's strategy to deepen national industry through boosting the volume of local component in manufacturing process. The minister made remarks during his meeting with company's Chairman Paolo Bertazzoni in the attendance of CEO of ElAraby Group Mohamed El-Araby. He said the new factory's construction will begin in August of next year and it will provide nearly 1,000 direct jobs. A total of 50 per cent of the new factory will be allocated for exporting to all markets, especially those associated with Egypt through free trade area (FTA) agreements, such as Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. © Amwal Alghad 2016.

Cambridge University Press begins production in Nigeria, promises affordable books. The Cambridge University Press (CUP), the oldest publishing house in the world, has set up an office in Nigeria. The CUP publishes academic titles for pre-university students in more than 50 countries including emerging markets such as Malaysia, India, China, Kenya and South Africa. With an estimated 10 million Nigerian children unable to attend school, education reform in Nigeria remains a key priority for social and economic development.

Over the last 20 years, the number of schools has almost doubled, and the number of universities more than tripled from 42 in 1990 to 141 in 2015. But good quality teaching resources are still difficult to access. The Cambridge University Press is working closely with Nigerian authorities and leading education professionals to improve this situation. Le constructeur de camions russe KamAZ veut construire une usine au Maroc (vidéo) BMW M showroom opens in Pretoria. Johannesburg - The largest and second stand-alone BMW M showroom in the world has officially opened in Pretoria. The opening M showrooms form part of the expansion of BMW’s retail strategy and will pave the way for additional stand-alone BMW M showrooms in South Africa and the world.

The other existing M showroom is in Singapore. The new showroom in South Africa has been established in Montana in Pretoria by Legacy Auto Group managing director Rob Sexton and dealer principal Christo Lindeque, who each have a 50 percent shareholding in the venture and two other dealerships on the site, Zambezi Auto (BMW) and Legends at Zambezi (Mini). The dealerships have been established on the site of the old Zambezi Waterfront, a failed business that they acquired on auction.

Sexton said more than R10 million was invested in the showroom, which involved the renovation of an existing building. In Mali: British American Tobacco agrees deal with state firm. Daimler sets up two regional centres in Kenya, South Africa. As part of global expansion plans, German commercial vehicle maker Daimler has set up two regional centres in Kenya and South Africa for retailing its products that would cater to 41 markets.

Daimler India Commercial Vehicle, subsidiary of Stuttgart based Daimler AG, has set up its first regional centre for commercial vehicles in Dubai that would be responsible for Middle East and North Africa business. The second regional centre has been established in Nairobi, Kenya while the third in Pretoria, South Africa, a company statement said. "These (two) regional centres will be responsible for the sales and service of all Daimler brands in 41 markets in East, Central and West Africa and will cover nine markets of Southern Africa," the statement said. Daimler Trucks Asia, a unit of Daimler Trucks, jointly operates Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles.

Daimler Trucks Asia would benefit from the regional set up with the FUSO brand. Mercedes Benz latest to capitalise on Nigerian auto policy. According to Uwatse, Nigeria needs mini buses and ambulances. (Image source: CanadianPacific/Flickr) The company’s managing director in Nigeria Benson Uwatse said the country could benefit greatly from the current automotive policy, and that it required ambulances as well. However, Uwatse stressed that there was a lot to accomplish with the policy, as Nigeria lacks the infrastructure as well as the ancillary industries needed for vehicle assembly. Following the enforcement of the National Automotive Industry Development Plan by the erstwhile Jonathan government, the sector shows promise. Several OEMs such as Hyundai, Volkswagen, Ford, Toyota and Renault are assembling their vehicles in various locations across Nigeria. Le français Hiolle industries s’implante en Algérie. Daher Aerospace to Open Third Plant in Morocco.

Taroudante – The French manufacturer and supplier Daher, that develops integrated industrial systems for aerospace and advanced technologies, will open a third plant in Morocco in 2017. Daher has opened the plant for an investment of over € 15 million, including the cost of the buildings and land, according to L’Usine Nouvelle. The new plan will be built on an area of 10 000 m² with a possible extension of 15 000 m². It will manufacture metallic structures, composite structures, and aero engines. After Tangier 1 and Casablanca, “Daher is now committed to further increase its presence in Morocco, investing in a third industrial site that will be close to Tangier Airport,” the group told L’Usine Nouvelle. VIDÉO. Volkswagen opte pour l’Algérie pour sa deuxième usine en Afrique.

Jaguar Land Rover Plans To Focus On Smaller Markets In Sub-Saharan Africa. Nigeria and Angola remain two of Jaguar Land Rover’s largest markets in sub-Saharan Africa, according to Nigel Clarke, director of operations for the region.This is despite both economies feeling the effect of the drop in oil prices over the last year. Angola gets roughly two-thirds of its revenue from oil.The luxury car manufacturer, with its sub-Saharan headquarters in Pretoria, exports the bulk of its vehicles to eight markets in the region – Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.However, over the next two years Jaguar Land Rover will focus on growing its business in six smaller markets – Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville, Malawi, Mozambique – through local country partners.

Sign up for the AFKInsider newsletter — the most compelling business news you need to know from Africa and the African diaspora, delivered straight to your inbox. Germany and CICC exhibit the jewels of the local cocoa processing. Bosch : pionnier dans l’industrie du café en Afrique. Elle a rassemblé des représentants de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour le développement industriel (ONUDI), de plusieurs institutions industrielles et agricoles, de grandes sociétés, de PME, de fermiers, de la société civile ainsi que d’organismes nationaux et internationaux d’aide dans l’objectif stratégique d’augmenter la sécurité alimentaire. Cet échange visait à augmenter la localisation pour renforcer la sécurité alimentaire dans la région, tout en cherchant à améliorer la qualité de la vie des citoyens en stimulant la croissance économique dans un des secteurs principaux du pays.

Algeria: Launch of Algerian-Spanish Factory of Panels of Prefabricated Housing Units. Rails : Agreement for creation of Algerian-Swiss maintenance, assembly company of trains. ALGIERS- The National railway Company (SNTF) and the Swiss company STADLER signed Tuesday, in Algiers, a Memorandum of Understanding for the creation, in Algeria, of a joint venture specializing in the maintenance and the installation of trains under the Swiss manufacturer’s brand name. The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding took place in the presence of Minister of Transports, Boudjema Talai and the Swiss State Secretary for Economic Affairs. The SNTF and the Swiss company are committed to creating the joint stock company STADLER-Algeria under the 51/49% rule and which is expected to begin production in June 2016.

In the first phase, the future company will specialize in the maintenance of trains and the STADLER equipment, already acquired by the SNTF before starting in the assembly of this manufacturer’s trains, said Talai at the signing ceremony. La France va implanter une usine de peinture automobiles au Maroc. Le Suédois Assa Abloy ouvre une filiale au Cameroun. Business News of Wednesday, 28 October 2015. L’Italie annonce des fours de séchage de cacao à énergie solaire au Cameroun. Business News of Friday, 23 October 2015. BASF Construction launches concrete admixtures production plant in Nigeria. Austrian Group Eglo Africa To Open 10 Stores in Morocco by 2020. US Company 3M to Establish a New Hub in Tangier. Kenya to host Sh23bn machinery plant. German Company set to build N14bn factory In Lagos - Naija247news. Algérie : le turc Taypa va construire huit usines de textile. Ikea to Open Five Stores Across MoroccoMorocco World News.

British Electronic Company to Set Up Chip Design Center in MoroccoMorocco World News. PSA s'implante au Maroc pour se relancer en Afrique. Egypt's Russian Industrial Zone to include Food, Car, Ship Manufacturing Projects - Zawya Projects. Portuguese company sets up chocolate factory in Angola. Bosch Brand opens Office in Nigeria, GZ Industrial supplies Sells Bosch products online. VW Revives Car Assembly in Nigeria to Boost Growth in Africa. Algeria-Portugal: Erenav, Martifer to set up shipbuilding joint venture. The Abraaj Group takes majority stake in leading Nigerian mattress manufacturer MoukaManufacturing.

Angolans and Germans invest in industrial hub in Angola. Nestle to cut 15% workforce in Africa amid disappointing middle-class growth. Bosch bets big on fast-growing African market. Belarus is ready to set up assembly plants in Mozambique. Danone buys Ugandan dairy SALL. Le fromager Bel s’offre le troisième laitier du Maroc. Volkswagen s’installe au Cameroun. Algeria: Nestlé launches a new processing plant. German cement maker opens two new plants in Togo and Burkina Faso. Turkish company to build a paint production plant in Cameroon. Online Marketplaces - A virtual mall helps retailers reach Africans thirsty for Western goods. Russian army to get "African" vehicles. Volkswagen to establish assembly unit in Nigeria. Pirelli to expand Egypt tire plant - News.

Portuguese company Sanitop expands to Angola in 2015. Jaguar Land Rover to Invest more in Sub-Saharan Africa, Articles. Peinture d'avions. Tanzania: Carmudi Now Launches in Tanzania and Congo. Agro-alimentaire : l’Afrique dans le collimateur des grands groupes. Unilever Plans Manufacturing in Ethiopia to Emulate Vietnam. Le rêve nigérian de Renault.

Le constructeur français «LH Aviation» s'implante au Maroc. H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB Planning to Import Clothing from Ethiopia. 50 Turkish Textile Companies to Relocate to Ethiopia. Carrefour CEO Follows Stock Surge With African Expansion: Retail. Egypt State Information Service. SABMiller Pushing Deeper Into Africa: Video. L’Algérie relance sa production textile avec la Turquie. L’Oréal acquires beauty firm Interconsumer Products in Kenya. Italian Companies Thriving in Ethiopia say Ethiopia is Favorable for Foreign Investment. ‫الاستثمارات الصناعية الفرنسية بالمغرب‬‎ Hatem Saleh: Twenty-five Italian factories set to move operations to Egypt. Une société turque investit 13 millions d'euros dans une aciérie. German cement company to build plant in Cameroon. Italians to set up coffee factory in Uganda.

FG to establish cassava, rice processing mills in Delta. Duet Group plans $100 mln private equity push in Ghana. Media & Money - Louis Vuitton, branding strategies within Africa. Carrefour in negotiations to acquire Metro and Kheir Zaman supermarkets. Plastiques et caoutchouc : les entreprises italiennes prêtes à s’installer en Algérie - Dépêches.

Italian group GVM considers building elevator factory in Mozambique. Porsche part à la conquête du marché nigérian. Nestlé poursuit sa conquête du continent. Renault avance dans ses discussions pour des usines en Chine et en Algérie. Portuguese company to build tyre reconditioning unit in Angola.