Slide of the month (SOTM) February. Vehicles in operation in East African countries

Africa’s automotive market contains excellent opportunities for international companies.

africon recently completed a project for a producer of automotive and industrial components. A key question to gauge the market size for the client was the size of vehicle fleets (vehicles in operation/ VIO) in East Africa. In East Africa, Kenya had the largest vehicle fleet with 1.8 m vehicles in operation.

africon provided the client with a comprehensive overview of the market and clear recommendations on utilizing opportunities locally.

Read previous SOTMs (Slides of the month) here.

Slide of the month (SOTM) January. Estimated number of converters in select countries in Africa

Slide of the month (SOTM) December. The dairy industry in Ghana

Slide of the month (SOTM) November. Government health care expenditure in East Africa

Slide of the month (SOTM) October. The printing industry in West Africa

Slide of the month (SOTM) September. The Nigerian rail industry

 

Slide of the month (SOTM) January. Estimated number of converters in select countries in Africa

 

The printing industry in Africa is growing, although a few global players dominate the industry. We had shared another Slide of the Month (SOTM) that gave more insights into the Printing industry in West Africa.

After carrying out many projects in Africa’s printing and packaging industry, we have collected lots of data over the years. We recently worked on a large printing machine supplier’s project to analyze the sector to find potential liaisons and clients.

Our research analyzed the number of converters in select countries in Africa. We chose countries based on a range of specific weighted factors relevant to the research. The findings were that South Africa tops the list with 60 converters, followed by Egypt with 50. The slide also shows the data for the other countries.

These findings helped us to rate different markets for the clients. It also enabled us to identify prospective partners and clients thereby reducing their costs, risk, and time when setting up in the continent.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact us at info@africon.de

Read previous SOTMs (Slides of the month) here.

Slide of the month (SOTM) December. The dairy industry in Ghana

Slide of the month (SOTM) November. Government health care expenditure in East Africa

Slide of the month (SOTM) October. The printing industry in West Africa

Slide of the month (SOTM) September. The Nigerian rail industry

Slide of the month (SOTM) August. The Nigerian automotive industry

 

 

Sidney Trompell rejoins africon as a Business Analyst in Kenya

The africon team has been growing. We recently opened a US office and hired new team members. As our project work in E. Africa continues to expand, we brought Sidney Trompell on board as a Business Analyst from Kenya. Sidney Trompell first joined the team in 2020 as a Visiting Associate, and we are delighted to have him rejoin the team.

Sidney holds a BA in International Business Management from the University of Sheffield and a Masters in African Development from the London School of Economics. He has a strong interest in African industrial policy and the increasing role of start-ups in Africa’s sustainable development.

Sidney will primarily support the business development and market research department at africon GmbH.

I am happy to rejoin africon and have always been fascinated by the enormous potential that lies on the African continent. By joining africon GmbH, I hope to use my skills to help companies gain a foothold in Africa and achieve their desired growth goals,” says Sidney.

See more about our team and locations. 

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