In a strategic move to expand its operations, Sameer Africa has commenced the construction of a groundbreaking ‘built-to-suit’ industrial warehouse within its Nairobi complex. This move signifies a significant leap forward in the company’s expansion strategy.
Set to commence operations by mid-2024, this state-of-the-art facility represents a total investment and is engineered with the latest technologies and innovations. The custom-built establishment aims to elevate operational efficiency and productivity significantly. Among its notable features, the property boasts a robust infrastructure, including a 10 MVA installed electrical power supported by reliable 66kV transmission lines, high-speed and reliable fibre connectivity, and ample utility water sourced from dedicated boreholes with backup storage. An in-house property management team is also in place to ensure seamless operations.
Managing Director John Mugo highlighted the tailor-made nature of the project, emphasizing the consideration given to the tenant’s distinct needs, encompassing size, layout, features, and functionality. Constructing a bespoke facility from the ground up allows tenants to sidestep costly retrofits or modifications to an existing space.
This innovative move by Sameer Africa is poised to be a game-changer for the Food and Beverage industry. With customized warehousing solutions tailored to the unique needs of businesses, including those in the Food and Beverage sector, the new facility is set to enhance supply chain resilience, reduce operational costs, and facilitate scalable growth.
The decision to venture into industrial warehousing stems from the escalating demand for customized warehousing services in the country. John Mugo stated, “In a landscape riddled with supply chain disruptions and soaring real estate costs, businesses clamor for a proficient team capable of delivering flexible, purpose-built facilities tailored to their operational uniqueness.”
Erastus Mwongera, Chairman of Sameer Africa, affirmed the company’s commitment to investing in industrial property development. The strategic growth blueprint focuses on revitalizing the property business, which has consistently proven to be a robust source of income and growth for the Group.
Sameer Africa initiated its foray into industrial warehousing in January 2021, following the approval of a four-year Strategic Plan by the Board of Directors. Anchored in the company’s extensive real estate portfolio and tire industry expertise, this strategy is reshaping the landscape of Sameer Africa’s property business, positioning it as a steadfast source of income and growth for the Group.