The Wilo Group has strengthened its presence in East Africa and reaffirmed its ambition to help shape the sustainable development in the continent as a whole most recently at a “Building Bridges – Africa” business conference held earlier this year at its headquarters in Dortmund.
“East African countries share an enormous dynamism and significant potential for economic growth,” says Oliver Hermes, president & CEO of the Wilo Group. “With our platform in Kenya, we have already been able to stake a claim for ourselves here over the past five years as a skilled solutions provider and reliable partner – especially in the face of challenges associated with climate change and urbanisation, such as water shortages and provision of sanitation facilities. We aim to continue and to strengthen this commitment – in order to create added value in the region and opportunities for skilled employment through long-term investment.”
Michael Ranft, Senior Vice President of the Wilo Group’s OEM segment and Strategic Advisor Africa, Matthew Magwede, Group Sales Director Middle & South Africa, and Belete Matebe, Managing Director Wilo East Africa, welcomed around 100 guests to the reopening including Alexander Fierley, chargé d’affaires to the German Embassy in Kenya, and Hon Alice Wahome, Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Water and Sanitation.