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...

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...

Govt to offer new incentives to manufacturers, says President Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the government has offered new incentives to manufacturers in order to encourage them produce cheaper but quality goods. He said the country is in competition with other nations and needs...

Manufacturers partner to promote digitization of business processes

Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has partnered with Safaricom Limited and British American Tobacco Kenya (BAT Kenya) to promote sustainable economic growth through digitization of business processes. Speaking during the forum, KAM Vice Chair, Mr....
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...

NEMA warns against manufacturing of plastic bags

One person has been arrested in connection with the illegal manufacturing of the banned plastic bags in Mlolongo, Machakos County. The National Environmental Management Authority believes that several companies have been flouting the ban on...

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...

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...
Mars Inc. supports President's Kenyatta manufacturing agenda

Mars Inc. shows support toward President Kenyatta’s manufacturing agenda

Victoria Mars, board member and immediate former Chairperson of Mars, Incorporated who recently visited Kenya, met President Uhuru Kenyatta and expressed support for the government’s Big Four Pillars for inclusive growth which includes manufacturing. Mars...
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...
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