Logistics Company Holds Forum to Tackle East African Market Challenges

Logistics Company Holds Forum to Tackle East African Market Challenges


Panelist during the Africa Logistics Properties forum

Africa Logistics Properties (ALP), a modern warehousing solutions company, on Thursday hosted a Supply Chain Networking Breakfast Forum in celebration of it’s second anniversary since the completion of the phase one – ALP North at Tatu City’s industrial park.

The event that was held at the Capital Club, brought together key stakeholders in the logistics and supply chain sector in a bid to generate industry solutions.

Africa Logistics Properties CEO Richard Hough who was present during the forum, stated that the dialogue would be a stepping stone to solving various issues faced in the sector by the company.

Africa Logistics Properties CEO Richard Hough during the breakfast forum

“Since setting up operations in Kenya, we as an organisation have noticed various challenges in the East Africa’s Supply Chain ecosystem.”

“We are delighted to have our first supply chain breakfast event as a way of creating dialogue to solve some of the key challenges many business’s experience within the Supply Chain ecosystem as well as align key international best practices that are relevant and can be applicable to the East African Region.” remarked Hough.

He further added, “With ALP logistics centres, we are able to provide a key part of the solution and improve distribution in Kenya by streamlining the supply chain and logistics processes through eliminating shipping and transportation challenges, establishing better ways of storing goods and the effective use of technology.”

Africa Logistics Properties’s flagship project ‘ALP Nairobi North’ is Kenya’s first international standard grade-A logistics and distribution centre.

According to the company,the project consisted of a 47,000sqm of grade-A international standard warehousing on a 22-acre site.

The first two phases of the ALP North park are over 82% leased and the third final phase of 19,600sqm was delivered in May 2019.

In addition to the project, ALP has already commenced construction of its second logistics and industrial project referred to as ALP Nairobi West on a 49-acre site in Western Nairobi.

ALP Nairobi North gained recognition when it won the Best Industrial Project in Africa award at the 2018 Africa Property Awards.

It further landed  the World Bank’s EDGE building sustainability certification which made it the very first industrial warehousing complex to achieve this benchmark in Africa.

The second project is situated on the highway towards Limuru, with planning approval for a 100,000 sqm logistics and distribution warehousing complex termed as the largest in East Africa.

The ALP Nairobi West project aims to attract smaller more modern warehouse units, similar to the units at ALP North and specially built to suit options for business’s seeking to move away from the traditional land ownership to focusing on their core businesses.

Africa Logistics Properties modern warehouses

ALP’s strategy will be to identify demand led investment opportunities within Africa that is set to generate strong returns for its shareholders through the development of industrial real estate projects while improving logistics and infrastructure in the markets in which ALP operates.

Hough pointed out that the plan employed by the firm saw the company win Best Industrial & Logistics Development Award in 2018 at the Africa Property Investment Awards (API) which was held in South Africa.

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