Gallagher Power Fence Systems has announced plans to expand operations to Kenya by building 24 warehouses in a multi-million dollar investment at Tatu Industrial Park, the leading industrial area with Special Economic Zone status in East Africa.
The Park comprised of 457 acres of serviced land suitable for non-polluting light industrial, assembly and warehouse and logistic uses is the manufacturing area of Tatu City in Kenya, a 5000-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.
The Gallagher warehouses, to be built on four acres, will be used for storage of security products and for lease.
Sir William Gallagher, Chairperson, and CEO of the New Zealand company said, “Over the last 18 years, we have experienced immense support from various partners and customers in Kenya. We are proud to be playing a role in creating employment opportunities and we aim to reach a wider clientele through the facilities that we will be setting up.”
The investment is expected to create 100 jobs.
Gallagher has also been tasked with building an electric security fence equipped with CCTV cameras, floodlights and access control at entry and exit points on the boundary of Tatu City which will be monitored in a dedicated control room by Tatu City’s security team.
“We are delighted yet again to attract a global investor and service provider with strong local roots to the ever-growing list of Tatu City partners,” said Stephen Jennings, Founder and CEO of Rendeavour, the owner and developer of Tatu City.
Gallagher has an established strong business presence in Kenya.
It joins other international companies including China’s Tianlong Cylinder Co. and local players such as Chandaria Industries, Africa Logistics Properties, Dormans, Unilever, Kim-Fay and Maxam to set up at Tatu City.
Construction of the Gallagher warehouses will commence in September 2017.