Archive for the ‘Manufacturing’ category
Nigeria’s largest cement company, Dangote Cement, could become the world’s sixth biggest producer if its expansion plans play out as expected.
Although Africa has abundant resources, most of these are exported for processing abroad. A US chocolate manufacturer is, however, following a different path.
South Africa-based Nampak Bevcan recently opened a US$160 million beverage can factory in Angola. How we made it in Africa discussed the investment with Erik Smuts, MD of Bevcan.
We take a look inside the fridge of an average expat household living in Dar es Salaam, to see what can be learnt about Tanzania’s food processing industry.
Sub-Saharan African companies are making strides in becoming multinational corporations.
Calculus Products is offering firms in Africa a complete solution to all their manufacturing needs. The company is also enthusiastic about assisting stakeholders in expanding their manufacturing capacity.
It seems as if South Africa is already benefiting from its partnership with the BRICS countries.
To boost the region’s manufacturing competitiveness, Southern African countries can learn a thing or two from the way in which East Asia transformed itself into the world’s factory.
Tokyo-based Japan Tobacco recently announced a deal to buy a Sudanese cigarette manufacturer. We interview Fadoul Pekhazis, who looks after the company’s Africa business.
Samsung Electronics has announced plans to boost its revenue from Africa to US$10 billion by 2015, the current size of the Chinese market.
Rising wages in China could push more than 80 million manufacturing jobs abroad over the next three to five years, with African nations well placed to lure many of them their way.
Mauritian manufacturing firms, especially those in the clothing and textiles sector, have carved out a niche for themselves in high-end, quality products.
“Africa now accounts for about 1% of global manufacturing, and cannot realistically hope to reduce widespread poverty if its governments don’t take effective measures to expand this vital economic sector.”
“There is no reason why Nigeria should be importing fertiliser,” believes Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group.
Eric Kinoti is the 27-year-old founder and managing director of Shade Systems East Africa. He talks to Regina Ekiru about his journey from cashier to successful businessman.