Archive for the ‘Manufacturing’ category

What we can learn from Olam’s success in Africa

Olam’s MD Ramesh shares some of the strategies required to successfully expand a business in Africa.

Tomato paste and noodles: Olam bullish about food processing in Africa

Adding value in Africa is expensive but worth it, says agribusiness and food company Olam.

Manufacturing pharmaceuticals: An untapped opportunity

To be able to generate wealth and give its future generations a chance, Africa must take ownership of its health.

Manufacturing key to unlocking Africa’s industrialisation potential

“Very few countries are able to grow and accumulate wealth without investing in their manufacturing sectors.”

Manufacturers in East Africa need to keep up with changing retail trends

African Cotton Industries MD says manufacturers need to constantly stay ahead of the game.

What it takes to be a successful industrialist in Africa

Proponents of manufacturing say the sector is a great opportunity for Africa to industrialise and provide jobs to millions of unemployed.

An in-depth look at how Africa’s richest man made his fortune

Aliko Dangote made his fortune by gambling on Nigeria’s success when others would not dare.

How a teenager started Uganda’s first paper bag manufacturing company

Award winning entrepreneur, Andrew Mupuya, was 16 when he came up with the idea to manufacture paper bags in Uganda.

Nigerian shoemaker on finding her passion

Elizabeth Ojelua’s handmade shoes and bags are gaining a following in Nigeria.

How Kenya’s beer queen succeeded against all odds

The success of Tabitha Karanja and her Keroche Breweries is a classic David and Goliath tale.

Drinks manufacturers set sights firmly on Ethiopia

To meet demand, a glass bottle manufacturing plant is being set up in Ethiopia.

Information and attitude – what you need to make money in Angola

“Companies that are willing to take risks are seeing the benefits and returns in Angola.”

Kenya’s middle class a growing market for ice cream manufacturer

“There will always be a place for ice cream. As long as there are children, there will always be a market.”

The truths and fictions of the Africa rising story

Nasser Sattar looks at the realities of Africa’s growth story.

How multinationals have seized the African opportunity

Telecom, insurance and oil companies have seen growth across the continent.