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Sidel expands in East Africa with new Nairobi office opening

By Talacom   


Sidel has expanded its presence in Africa with the opening of a new office in Nairobi, Kenya. The move increases its support for its customers in East Africa, a key market for Sidel and one of the continent’s fastest-growing regions.

Sidel has been serving the African market for many years. Building on this, the new East Africa office will enable it to drive development in the region by working more closely with customers to provide them with dedicated engineering capability and on-the-ground customer service.

“East Africa continues to show impressive market growth in Sidel’s core business areas of beverages, food, home and personal care packaging,” says Vishal Gupta, Managing Director for Sidel Services East Africa.

“This is more than an office, it’s a symbol of our commitment to the African market, to our customers and to developing the skilled local engineering and operational talent pool.


Sidel prides itself in offering global experience paired with local expertise. Here we are investing in the country and the region, partnering for growth whilst increasing customer satisfaction.”

The East Africa region is made up of 15 countries, from Eritrea in the north to the island of Mauritius. Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia have some of the highest levels of GDP and disposable income growth on the continent, indicating significant potential for years to come.

The new Sidel office, which was officially opened on 28th of July, is located in the heart of Nairobi’s central business district alongside sister company TetraPak as well as the African head offices of other international companies.

Vishal Gupta, Managing Director for Sidel Services East Africa, adds: “Many of our valued customers and global key accounts have a strong presence in East Africa. We can now offer them fast, direct access to our expert engineers and dedicated local support service teams.”

Africa is home to the world’s youngest and fastest-urbanising population and has the potential to become one of the major sources of global growth. At more than one billion, sub-Saharan Africa’s population is currently growing at around 2.7 per cent a year – more than twice as fast as South Asia and Latin America.

Sidel is committed to contributing to the economic development of the region, enabling sustainable and responsible growth by delivering advanced packaging solutions that benefit customers at the lowest possible environmental impact.

Find out more about how you can access support from Sidel for your business on the Sidel website.

Sidel is a leading global provider of packaging solutions for beverage, food, home and personal care products in PET, can, glass and other materials.

Based on over 170 years of proven experience, we help shape the factory of tomorrow, through advanced systems and services, line engineering, eco-solutions, and other innovations. With over 40,000 machines installed in more than 190 countries, Sidel has 5,000+ employees worldwide who are passionate about providing equipment and service solutions that fulfill customer needs.

We continuously ensure we understand the evolving business and market challenges our customers face and commit to meeting their unique performance and sustainability goals. As a partner, we apply our solid technical knowledge, packaging expertise and smart data analytics to assure lifetime productivity at its full potential.

We call it Performance through Understanding.

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