Scan Global Logistics (SGL) is bolstering its position in the rapidly developing African continent with its inaugural branch in Nairobi, Kenya.
As stated in an official announcement, the Danish multinational company already maintains a strong presence in Western Africa, with established offices in Togo, Benin, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, and South Africa.
SGL declared that it now extends its comprehensive bespoke solutions across Africa.
This move comes as Kenya’s logistics potential grows, primarily due to enhanced infrastructure, as highlighted in the release.
Lars Syberg, SGL’s chief executive for Europe, the Middle East and Africa remarked that “with the inauguration of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), which links the coastal city of Mombasa to the inland city of Nairobi, along with the substantial improvements in road infrastructure over recent years, and Kenya’s advantageous location as the gateway to East Africa, SGL recognises significant prospects in investing in the region.”
He added: “Kenya is rapidly progressing to become a prominent logistics hub in East Africa. The market is primed for an international logistics firm that can offer comprehensive end-to-end solutions to both local and global customers.
“Furthermore, Africa, with a population of 1.5 billion and a burgeoning middle class, is the fastest growing continent. Our expansion strategy for the future encompasses various countries, including Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda.”
Duncan Wagura, the managing director for SGL Kenya, said: “We intend to utilise Kenya as our operational base for regional growth, aiming to augment and fortify our presence throughout East Africa.
“In the forthcoming years, we will seek to recruit proficient logistics professionals who align with our purpose-driven ethos, embrace a can-do attitude, and demonstrate a willingness to go the extra mile in simplifying our customers’ lives.”