Slide of the month January – Import of razor blades into top 5 African countries

Every month africon publishes the most interesting project slide. This months the slide shows a more than 10% growth on razor blades in the top 5 African countries for razor blades being South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt and Morocco. This growth is driven by a growing middle class, strong consumer growth and new grooming habits.

 

Slide of the month January 2016

Official Press Release for Africon GmbH

Since the 19th of November 2015 XCOM Africa GmbH operates under the name Africon GmbH. Over the past 5 years XCOM Africa has been growing to one of the key consulting companies worldwide with sole focus on the African continent. We have supported more than 35 companies – from SMEs to multinationals on their way to discover the potential in sub-Saharan-Africa.

 

After having taken the chance of a management buy-out of the XCOM AG shares Marc-Peter Zander and Sonja Mattfeld are now the sole shareholders of the company and changed the name to Africon GmbH. Marc-Peter Zander, CEO Africon GmbH: ”2015 has been our most successful year. More than 10 companies trusted us on their Africa strategy. Thus, we could achieve our largest revenue and increase the team size. In 2016 Africa as business location will play even a more important role for companies driven by strong local growth but also due to the crises in other regions, e.g. Asia and the Middle East.”

 

The new name Africon does not only imply the African continent in the wording, but shows also the focus of the company: consulting and connecting our international clients to and within Africa. This growth story will now continue as Africon being even a stronger brand and allowing further international expansion. Download the press release here: 2016_01_04__Pressemitteilung_Africon