Archive for the ‘Manufacturing’ category

Businessman Saleh Nasreddin upbeat about Ethiopia’s food industry

Saleh Nasreddin’s journey in business.

Meet the Boss: Saleh Nasreddin, founder, NAS Foods, Ethiopia

“In Africa, everything is good business. You just have to plan well, work hard and do it right.”

How Philips is adapting its global strategy to better address the African market

Philips has adopted a number of strategies to make its global portfolio more relevant for African economies.

‘Be persistent, never give up’: The story of Vimal Shah and Bidco

Kenyan businessman Vimal Shah is one of the region’s most prominent entrepreneurs.

Beyond Lagos and Nairobi: Seven African cities of opportunity

Across the continent there are cities and towns enjoying rapid growth on the back of industries such as mining, agriculture and technology.

Why manufacturing locally was the logical step for Kenyan entrepreneur

“We had no background in biscuit [manufacturing] but decided to innovate, work with a strong team, do trials and invest in market surveys and marketing,” says Raj Malde.

Morocco making a name for itself in aeronautics sector

The Moroccan aeronautics sector posted annual growth rates of 15% to 20% between 2008 and 2013.

SABMiller and Coca-Cola Africa: Diversifying their fast-moving goods basket

SABMiller and Coca-Cola merger will create South and East Africa’s largest soft drinks bottling operation.

Introducing the ‘Made in Uganda’ electric car

Uganda’s ambitious electric vehicle project.

An East African manufacturer’s journey from modest start-up to listed company

Flame Tree Group has ambitions to become a pan-African player.

Zambia – landlocked or land lucky?

“I believe being landlocked in the middle of Africa is now potentially a great advantage,” says Robin Miller of REIZ.

Marketing on a budget in Africa: Mi-Fone’s founder shares his strategies

Alpesh Patel, founder of Africa’s Mi-Fone, shares some of the strategies the brand has employed to place it in the game.

Why African companies should view China as a market, not as competition

“China is no longer the factory of the world. China is becoming the market of the world.”

Jas Bedi: The Kenyan industrialist who sees opportunity in everything

“I never look at a problem and moan and groan. To me everything is opportunity.”

Ethiopia ‘quite different’ from other African countries, says Swedish entrepreneur

“Ethiopia was never colonised and so it’s quite different from other African countries.”