The new premises in Nairobi will strengthen Grundfos’s East Africa activities, while the branch office in Cape Town is 1400 km from the company’s South African headquarters in Johannesburg.
“If we are really going to grow the market, it is important for us to come closer to the customers and offer them better opportunities of seeing, touching and feeling our products,” explained Lee Carlin, area managing director for Sub Saharan Africa at Grundfos. “In both facilities we can now demonstrate what Grundfos is able to offer the local markets by doing for example training and presentations to key stakeholders in our market segments.”
“South Africa is currently experiencing its worst drought in over 130 years, and water scarcity as well as energy scarcity are now issues in South Africa. The new facilities offer better opportunities of bringing this discussion to the table, and we plan for example to collaborate very closely with the local government, the Danish Embassy and universities on finding answers to these challenges,” said Carlin.