Davis & Shirtliff Group has announced that it has began the construction of a distribution at Tatu Industrial Park within Tatu City.
The distribution centre will be built on five acres and will include offices and state-of-the-art warehousing. The new distribution centre is expected to be operational in July 2020 and employ over 100 people. Davis & Shirtliff plans to use the new facility to increase the company’s network to 70% coverage across Kenya and open its distribution network further in other African markets. The company also plans to launch new products at the new facility.
Davis & Shirtliff is a leading supplier for water equipment and energy solutions in East Africa. It has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda and South Sudan, and a partnership in Ethiopia. “Our new facility at Tatu Industrial Park brings a higher level of efficiency, larger deliveries, optimized stock holding and well-organised distribution to partners and customers,” said Henry Davis, general manager of Davis & Shirtliff Supply.
Tatu Industrial Park is part of Tatu City, a 5,000-acre new city in Nairobi with homes, schools, offices, a shopping district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sport and entertainment complex and a manufacturing area. Companies that are already operating or finalising building plans at Tatu Industrial Park include Dormans, Chandaria Industries, Kim-Fay, Africa Logistics Properties, Tianlong KWAL, Shenzhen Star and Stecol Corporation.
The Davis and Shirtliff Group is a leading supplier of water-related equipment and solar solutions in the East African region. Founded in 1946, it supplies products such as water pumps, boreholes, swimming pools, water treatment, generators, solar equipment and irrigation.