Schneider Electric Kenya to move manufacturing unit to ACTOM, a South Africa-based mechanical equipment manufacturer 




Schneider Electric Kenya and ACTOM Kenya have joined forces in a major agreement that confirms ACTOM’s intent to take over the production of Schneider Electric’s BlokSeT type tested switchboards.

The agreement will see Schneider Electric Kenya transfer its manufacturing operations, assets, and people who currently operate the manufacturing and assembly plant, to ACTOM.

It will also entail the company’s assembly and manufacturing plant employees continuing with their professional journeys with ACTOM while upholding the high standard of work provided by Schneider Electric across the globe.

ACTOM is the largest manufacturer, solution provider, repairer, maintainer, and distributor of electro-mechanical equipment in Africa, offering a winning and balanced combination of manufacturing, service, repairs, maintenance, projects and distribution through its 33 outlets throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and footprint across the globe.

“Our agreement with ACTOM undoubtedly strengthens our strategic ambition to prioritise our digital offerings, software, and services to in turn enhance our service offering to our loyal customers,” says Carol Koech, country president for East Africa at Schneider Electric.

“Schneider Electric remains committed to our East African business and moving our manufacturing and assembly operations to ACTOM is indicative of our focus on positioning the company with key technology partners,” she adds.

“This will be a platform for the broader ACTOM group to not only enter the East African market but also to embrace East African economies where we will employ people and use our IP to get actively involved, thus also growing both ACTOM South Africa and ACTOM Kenya” says ACTOM CEO, Mervyn Naidoo.

Schneider Electric Kenya will continue to run its sales, marketing, projects, services, and logistics operations from Kenya, serving the East African market.

ACTOM is a level 1 B-BBEE Contributor with 52.89% Black Ownership and 35.64% Black Women Ownership. It is the largest manufacturer, solution provider, repairer, maintainer, and distributor of electro-mechanical equipment in Africa, offering a winning and balanced combination of manufacturing, service, repairs, maintenance, projects and distribution through its 33 outlets throughout sub-Saharan Africa. ACTOM is also a major local supplier of electrical equipment, services and balance of plant to the renewable energy projects. It also holds numerous technology, distribution and value added reseller agreements with various partners, both locally and internationally.

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