Africa Logistics Properties (ALP) has opened a new modern warehouse facility at ALP West Logistics Park in Limuru, Kiambu County aimed at easing supply chain management for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
Named Kyoga (after the Ugandan lake where the Nile flows through on its way from Lake Victoria to Lake Albert), the warehouses total 107,639square feet have been completed just under a year after ALP broke ground on the site in June 2021.
The facility is part of the larger ALP West complex located in Tilisi which, once completed, will comprise seven phases of up to 1,076,391square feet of sustainably developed grade A warehousing that maintains 44 and 51 per cent energy and water savings respectively, and 50 per cent less energy in embodied materials.
Speaking at the official opening, Moses Kuria, the CS for Trade, Investment, and Industry, commended ALP for their efforts, and underscored the government’s commitment to attracting investment into Kenya.
“I want to reiterate the commitment of the government to promote investments and welcome investors to create jobs and help increase incomes and improve Kenya’s competiveness on the regional and global stages. What delights me is the business model. What you are doing as ALP is empowering and enabling businesses,” said CS Kuria.
ALP CEO, Richard Hough, reaffirmed the company’s commitment to providing quality warehousing for all sizes of businesses, while leading the way in climate-smart industrial real estate.
“We are in the business of making operations easier for our customers, regardless of the size. Our commitment to ensuring all our tenants, and by extension other businesses in Kenya, experience climate-smart and modern warehousing that meets their current and future needs. Kyoga, just as the Courtyard, our first development at ALP West, is designed to small and medium sized enterprises to modern warehousing. The energy and water savings in addition to all the other conveniences our tenants enjoy all reflect on stronger bottom lines that allow them to scale up and grow to impact even more people and businesses,” said Hough.
Since 2017, ALP has also been operating warehouses in Ruiru, Kiambu County, that are home to many companies including e-commerce giants Twiga Foods and Copia.
Earlier this year, at the Africa Property Investment Awards in South Africa, The Courtyard, phase 1 of ALP West, was named the best industrial and logistics development and is now 86% occupied by local and international companies.
Africa Logistics Properties (ALP) is a specialist integrated property investment company that develops, acquires and owns class- A industrial and logistics properties in principal cities across Africa. ALP was founded in 2016 by Toby Selman and strategic investor Maris.
ALP leverages its team throughout the region via deep relationships and understanding of global customer and logistics demands, international best practices in warehousing design specifications, construction and property management along with local expertise in market dynamics, site selection and regulatory approvals.