Entries by Abdul

SOTM January. The automotive parts market in Nigeria

The Nigerian automotive industry appears to be an interesting market, as our research on the automotive parts market shows that the market size is worth USD 4.4bn or more. The total vehicles in operation in Nigeria is currently estimated at 12.7 million, and Nigerian drivers spend an average of USD 350 on automotive parts per […]

SOTM December. Aluminium market growth in sub-Saharan Africa

africon recently conducted aluminium market research in Africa and this revealed that the Aluminium market in sub-Saharan Africa has been experiencing a steady growth in the past decade. The major contribution to this, is the increased import of hollow profiles of aluminium alloys into Sub-Saharan Africa which has grown by 467%, from 23 mn tonnes […]

SOTM November. Market entry project for a US communication company

africon was contracted to carry out a market assessment and recommend a suitable Africa strategy for a major international player in the two-way radio communication industry. The project had 7 countries of focus where a total of 184 interviews were conducted with the relevant players in the industry. The results concluded from the analysis of […]

africon publish insights on the african steel industry in the ITA Journal.

Last October and in the International Tube Association 3rd journal edition, africon published an article about the Steel industry in East Africa. The article started by portraying the image of Africa that is perceived by the rest of the world. Many countries in the continent have started to change their image from a crisis centre […]

africon CEO Mr. Marc Zander – Interview ” Investors Lack Information”

CT Executive Search Specializes in senior recruitment in the emerging markets, leveraging its proprietary research capacities in Moscow at a network of partners in Asia, Africa and Eurasian Economic Union. CT Executive interviewed africon GmbH CEO and Partner Mr. Zander last October to share insights about investors information and relations in Africa. The interview started […]

Automotive projects conducted by africon

Over the past years, more and more automotive firms have shown increasing interest in Sub-Sahara Africa. Even though OEMs like VW and Nissan have dominated the news with their announcement of establishing assembly plants in Africa, the largest immediate automotive business potential lies elsewhere: in the automotive aftermarket. With more than 12,7 million vehicles on […]

africon continuously active in training and education in the African context

Beside the longstanding partnership with the Hochschule Bonn Rhein Sieg, the engagement in the TVET initiative in Kenya and the permanent supervision of student’s thesis, africon continues its engagement in the field of training and education also in the city of its new headquarter Bremen. In November 2018, Sonja Mattfeld was invited to speak in […]

africon CEO was invited to moderate the African Investment Day in Erkrath

Marc-Peter Zander, CEO and Partner of africon GmbH has been invited to moderate the African Investment Day which was held on the 29th of November 2018 to discuss the opportunities and challenges for investment in Africa. The platform of distinguished African speakers gave a platform to the audience to discuss the first-hand access to investment, […]

africon GmbH is named official foreign representative for the BVMW

Since October 2018 africon GmbH is the official foreign representative for the BVMW “Bundesverband der Mittelständischen Wirtschaft” (German Association for the SMEs) for the countries of Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia. The BVMW has 18.000 direct company members in Germany and 700.000 indirect contacts within Germany. At the moment the BVMW is strengthening their […]