Chinese Firm to Build Steel Cylinder Production Facility in Kenya

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Tianlong Cylinder Co. has revealed that it will invest in building a production facility at Tatu Industrial Park, the manufacturing area of Tatu City in Kenya.

Kenya will be the second African destination for the family-owned producer of gas cylinders, gas pipes, burners and other accessories for domestic and restaurant cooking. Tianlong first expanded into Africa by setting up shop in Nigeria in 2009.

The company manufactures over two million pieces of LPG cylinders annually in China and exports to Europe, South America, the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia.

William Wang, General Manager, Tianlong said, “This investment marks our expansion into East Africa with which we intend to grow our business and rapidly capture market share in the country.”

Tatu City is a 5,000-acre, mixed-us, mixed-income satellite city development with a wide range of amenities that represents a new way of living and thinking for Kenyans free from traffic congestion and long-distance commuting.

Its Industrial Park is a world-class light industrial zone free from the congestion of Central Nairobi and with easy access to transport arteries.

“Tatu Industrial Park serves as a viable investment choice for companies within and outside Kenya looking to enter the domestic market,” Chris Ochieng, Senior Development Manager, Tatu City noted.

Tianlong joins fast-moving consumer goods producer Unilever, another global firm which is building manufacturing facilities at Tatu Industrial Park.

The Tianlong facility at Tatu, on seven acres of land will create up to 200 new jobs in Kenya.

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