Flowcrete Africa Launches East African Office
08 Apr 2016
- Flowcrete East Africa was officially launched on the 5th April.
- Flowcrete South Africa has been trading in Kenya since 2009.
- A new warehouse will enable Flowcrete East Africa to supply large-scale construction projects.
- Three new members of staff will work on-site to keep the facility operating smoothly.
- The introduction of Flowcrete’s East African office positions the company as a leading coatings specialist.
Flowcrete East Africa, a new resin flooring business based in Nairobi, Kenya, was officially launched on the 5th April at an event attended by Flowcrete South Africa’s management team as well as prominent members of Kenya’s construction industry and key clients.
Flowcrete South Africa has been trading in Kenya since 2009, however the East African office will supply and service the entire East African Community (EAC) namely, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania and Burundi. This new office location will mean shorter lead times for customers while providing the resin flooring manufacturer with a platform to grow its business within the region’s burgeoning construction sector.
A new warehouse, located at Unit 13 Norda Industries, Plot 12715/609, Mombassa Road, Nairobi, Kenya, will enable Flowcrete East Africa to rapidly supply large-scale construction projects with high quality resin flooring materials.
The 1,000m2 warehouse has been serving as Flowcrete’s distribution centre for the whole East African area since it officially began operations on the 1st January 2016. The warehouse stocks large quantities of finished goods imported from Flowcrete South Africa’s manufacturing plants to ensure prompt delivery of the required materials.
The Managing Director of Flowcrete Africa, Craig Blitenthall, said: “Unveiling Flowcrete East Africa and its state-of-the-art warehouse is an important milestone for the company.
“Not only does this investment exemplify our commitment to meeting the East African construction industry’s flooring needs, but it is also a significant step in our ambitious growth plan - which will see the Flowcrete East Africa warehouse combined with a production plant in the near future.”
Three new members of staff will work on-site to keep the facility operating smoothly, including a General Manager, Finance Manager and Warehouse Supervisor.
Mr Blitenthall added: “Our customers depend on the timely delivery of our products, as for most developments there is often only a small window of time in which to supply and complete a flooring project.
“The launch of the Nairobi facility will build on our already strong logistics foundation so that Flowcrete can not only better support our current customers but can expand our business with a new customer base for the future.”
The introduction of Flowcrete’s East African office positions the company as a leading coatings specialist within one of Africa’s most significant construction markets, with the capacity to provide innovative flooring solutions tailored to the aesthetic and functional demands of both commercial and industrial developments.
Flowcrete East Africa launch event photo from left to right: Flowcrete South Africa's National Sales Manager Emile Venter, Flowcrete South Africa's Business Development Manager Craig Robertson, Flowcrete Group's Vice President & International Managing Director Craig Brookes, Flowcrete South Africa's Managing Director Craig Blitenthall and Flowcrete South Africa's Commercial Director Anusha Naidoo.
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Notes to Editors
Flowcrete Africa has offices in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi and is one of the four divisions that make up Flowcrete Group Ltd.
Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a world leader in the manufacture of seamless industrial and commercial resin floor, wall and coving solutions as well as other specialist coating technologies. Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a subsidiary of RPM International Inc. and has international manufacturing facilities in Europe and Africa as well as Central and South East Asia.
Flowcrete supplies world-class seamless flooring solutions to transform environments across the globe including; decorative seamless resins, waterproof car park deck coating systems, seamless resin terrazzo, durable antimicrobial flooring, fast curing systems, corrosion protection and self-levelling underlayments.
Flowcrete's ambitious and dedicated team, led by President Craig Brookes, is inspired by excellence in people, products and service as well as continual innovation and sustainable growth. Flowcrete continues to use its global expertise to introduce environmentally friendly, hygienic and aesthetically attractive floors to create a better and more sustainable world.