Bata Africa President calls on govt to protect local shoe manufacturers

Bata Africa President calls on govt to protect local shoe manufacturers

Bata Africa President Alberto Errico has called on the government to protect local shoe manufacturers from cheap shoe imports that are eating into local shoe companies’ profits. Errico added that local manufacturers support production value...

Manufacturer´s association urges SMEs to adopt green energy

The Kenya Association of Manufacturers is urging Small and Medium Enterprises to adopt green energy solutions to ease their cost of power and improve efficiency in production. Speaking during stakeholders meeting on energy efficiency,...

Gov’t is establishing energy rebate formula for manufacturers

The government is finalizing the process of establishing an energy rebate formula for manufacturers. According to Investment and Industry Principal Secretary, Betty Maina, manufacturers would be offered a favorable electricity tariff when the announcement...

Manufactures want interest rates cap reviewed

Pwani Oil Commercial Director, Rajul Malde says manufacturers are facing low consumer demand for products due to low spending by the national and county governments as well as the impact of the cap on...

For manufacturing to thrive in Kenya, innovation needs to be embraced

The ‘Big 4 Agenda’ has effectively become a household name in Kenya. Every player in the economy  is now being encouraged to align his or her processes with the Big 4 agenda.  For those in...
Local manufacturers urged to focus of agro-processing sectors

Local manufacturers urged to focus of agro-processing sectors

Local manufacturers are being urged to focus on the pharmaceuticals, textiles, and apparels as well as agro-processing sectors to boost output. Investment and Industry Principal Secretary Betty Maina says the three sub-sectors have untapped potential that can be utilized as demand...

Stakeholders partner to boost manufacturing SMEs in East Africa

The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have launched a project seeking to promote manufacturing SMEs in East Africa by scaling up their business operations. The project, dubbed Creating...

Huawei becomes world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer

Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) Friday announced its business results for the first half of 2018. According to IDC, Huawei rises to become the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer in Q2 with the global market...
Manufacturers call for review of electricity incentives

Manufacturers call for review of electricity incentives

Manufacturers say they are not benefitting from the half price electricity tariff introduced last December targeting large businesses and manufacturers who operate through the night due to a precondition that beneficiaries scale up production. Kenya...

Manufacturing sector to get more budgetary allocation

Growing the contribution of the Manufacturing sector to the GDP from the current 8 percent to 15 percent by 2022 is one of the key targets by the government. The 2018/2019 budget has prioritized...
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