Printcare picks ALP West Logistics Park for its new manufacturing and packaging plant in Kenya

Africa Logistics Properties (ALP) has announced Printcare’s decision to choose ALP West Logistics Park as the site for the fiirm’s upcoming manufacturing and packing plant in Kenya. Scheduled to commence operations in April 2024, this facility aligns with Printcare’s strict EU compliance standards, meeting various international criteria established by the European Union.

Renowned for its global clientele, Printcare conducted thorough evaluations of potential locations, ultimately selecting ALP West Logistics Park for its infrastructure and commitment to upholding international standards. This dedication encompasses health and safety regulations, environmental sustainability, quality assurances, and the provision of a secure working environment, crucial for global market operations.

(TOP: L-R – Richard Hough, CEO of Africa Logistics Properties – ALP – and Charith Adhikari, the GM, Printcare Packaging East Africa, during a walk around of the ALP West facility in Limuru, Kiambu County, where Printcare Packaging East Africa has taken up 75,000 square feet of warehouse space to set up its first production facility in East Africa). 

“We chose ALP West Logistics Park for its strategic location and commitment to international quality construction, aligning perfectly with our stringent EU compliance requirements. ALP’s strategic positioning and dedication to maintaining top-tier infrastructure suit our global operational needs. This decision empowers us to establish a cutting-edge facility in Kenya, ensuring efficient operations while meeting the highest international benchmarks,” said Prashantha Dias, Director, Printcare Packaging East Africa.

Printcare’s partnership with ALP signifies a landmark collaboration, leveraging ALP’s grade A warehouse facilities to enhance Printcare’s operational capabilities in the East African market. The collaboration emphasizes ALP’s dedication to facilitating global-standard infrastructure and fostering economic growth in the region.

“The selection of our park by a globally recognized company like Printcare underlines the quality and strategic advantages our facilities offer,” expressed Richard Hough, CEO at Africa Logistics Properties. “ALP remains dedicated to surpassing compliance criteria, ensuring our partners operate at the highest international standards.”

The demand for top-tier warehouses in Africa presently outweighs the supply, according to Knight Frank’s quarterly report, The Africa Industrial Market Dashboards. The trend has seen a consistent 80% occupancy rate of Kenya’s purpose-built facilities, covering for gaps across the continent, in countries like Nigeria, where a shortfall of 300,000m2 exists.

The surge in interest from prominent global players solidifies the park’s reputation as the preferred hub for state-of-the-art warehousing and logistics solutions in the region. The park’s strategic location, coupled with its modern infrastructure and unparalleled services, further positions it as the go-to destination for businesses seeking efficient and cutting-edge logistics solutions.

ALP continues to invest in enhancing its facilities and services, ensuring that it remains at the forefront of the logistics and warehousing industry. Its ALP West Logistics development, comprises 100,000m2 of Grade A warehousing space on 49 acres of zoned and serviced land. The company’s commitment to sustainability, technology integration, and client satisfaction sets it apart as an industry leader.

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.

Printcare is a design-to-delivery printing and packaging solutions provider. Having initially made our reputation supplying printing and packaging solutions to the world’s tea industry. The firm’s diversified portfolio includes firms in almost all categories of industry including Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Apparel, FMCG, Publishing, Telecom, Financial Services, Tobacco and Lotteries.

Printcare now has world class manufacturing facilities in multiple locations in Sri Lanka and in India and has setup a sales office in the UK to service its European clients more effectively.


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