China’s Sany Group, a global heavy equipment manufacturer, opened a modern showroom here on Tuesday, the first of its kind in East Africa.
The showroom displays various equipment on offer, including concrete machinery, road machinery, excavators, mixer trucks, tipper trucks and firefighting machinery among others. Sany Group signed a dealership agreement with Kenyan construction company Rhombus Construction Co., Ltd. last year to sell its products in the African country.
As business partners, the two companies aim to take a share of the 9.5 trillion shilling (95 billion U.S. dollars) construction market in Kenya, “with the result ant effects of creating more job opportunities, training for engineering students and the acquisition of affordable equipment,” said Victor Marangu, head of sales and marketing at Rhombus Construction. Under the partnership deal, Rhombus Construction is expected to sell Sany’s 650 dump trucks and 200 concrete machines in Kenya in the coming three years.