Entries by Jean Wandimi

africon’s presence at PROPAK West Africa

The annual PROPAK West Africa event (the largest exhibition for the packaging, plastics, print, food processing & labeling industry in the region) took place in Lagos, Nigeria, a few weeks ago. africon was part of the visitors in attendance and was well represented by Ms. Yeni Fowotade, a Junior Consultant from our Nigeria team. Over […]

Sven Moeller joins africon GmbH as Principal

  africon is delighted to add another member, Sven Moeller, to the team as a principal. With our “bridging potentials” philosophy, we have been strengthening our team in Africa. The africon team constitutes professionals with unparalleled skills and experience. Sven Moeller embodies significant long-term Africa working and living experience and will be instrumental in supporting […]

Claudia Krüger joins africon as the Head of Finance & Administration (Germany).

The africon vision is to create possibilities not only for international companies wanting to do business in Africa but also for those wanting to expand within the continent and internationally. Based on our philosophy of “bridging potentials”, we have expanded our footprint in Germany by hiring Claudia Krüger as the Head of Finance & Administration. Claudia […]

Aschalew Worku joins africon as a Business Analyst in Ethiopia

With our philosophy of “bridging potentials”, we are strengthening our team in East Africa. To help us continue providing the best services for our clients, we brought on one new team member from Ethiopia. Ethiopia is the second most populous nation in Africa after  Nigeria,  and has one of the fastest growing economies in the […]

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

Africa’s booming population is creating vast opportunities, including significant demand for robust infrastructure. Consequent to this development, governments of many African countries have become more intentional about investing in improving and diversifying transport infrastructure. One of the most conspicuous areas is the railway sector, which has attracted many global players who seek to benefit from […]

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

The Nigerian automotive industry stands out compared to other African automotive industries – in almost every way, sometimes positively, sometimes negatively. The country is home to one of the largest vehicle parks on the continent with nearly 12 million units – around six times Kenya’s fleet. On the other hand, the country’s automotive industry is, […]

Slide of the month (SOTM) July. The age of vehicles in operation in Nigeria

While Africa’s automotive market contains great opportunities, numerous international automotive firms face challenges when doing business on the continent. A key reason is the very significant differences in the business environments in Africa, vis-à-vis those in other global markets. africon recently completed a project on the Nigeria automotive industry, commissioned by a multilateral organization. A […]

Slide of the month (SOTM) June. Labtech imports in East Africa

Various markets in Africa offer great possibilities for international medical companies. africon recently completed a multi-country analysis to investigate the opportunities in medical equipment supply for a German manufacturer. A specific question that emerged was on the source of Labtech equipment in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda. We found out that Germany was the leading […]

Event recap: africon serves as knowledge partner for EMWA 2021

africon was selected as a knowledge partner for EMWA (Equipment & Manufacturing West Africa) which took place a few weeks ago. Our team members in Nigeria visited the event, which brought together leading suppliers and manufacturers from around the world. It took place over a span of 3 days, with about 20 companies in sectors […]