Scania East Africa Begins Construction Of Its New State Of The Art Facility
Today Scania East Africa Limited has commenced construction of its KES 1 billion new facility in Mlolongo, Machakos County, which is scheduled for completion by October 2021.
The ground breaking ceremony which was graced by H.E Eng. Francis Maliti, Deputy Governor, Machakos County, representatives from the Machakos County Ministry of Trade, Industrialization and Innovation and the project contractor Ark Construction, saw Scania take the next step in cementing its roots in the region.
The new facility will comprise of the most ultra-modern workshop in East Africa and will enable the company to better serve its customers through increased working capacity, enhanced digital capacity and an enhanced service offering. The facility will also incorporate green technology in line with the company’s commitment to the sustainable development goals and its commitment to driving the shift towards sustainable transport
Additionally, implementing sustainable business operations is key across all the markets where Scania operates in, and this is why the Scania East Africa headquarters will also incorporate the latest technology and use local resources such as water and electricity in a sustainable way.
Scania Is Here To Stay
It has been 6 years since Scania East Africa began its operations in Kenya and our vision from inception has been to grow in the market and cement our roots in the country by providing the best heavy commercial transport solutions in the region. We are taking the next step towards this vision with the construction of our new facility despite the current economic turmoil brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a company, we believe in the potential of the Kenyan market and the East Africa region and this investment is a testament to that. “We are excited to be commencing this project because as a company, we believe that we have the best talent here in Kenya and the potential of the market in the automotive industry is immense,” Per Holmstrom, Managing Director, Scania East Africa during the brief ceremony.
Speaking during the ceremony, H.E Eng. Francis Maliti officially welcomed Scania to Machakos County, assuring the company of the county’s support during construction of the new facility and when Scania moves into their new facility. The Deputy Governor also encouraged the company to provide job opportunities to the local community.