Sierra Cables to open cable manufacturing unit in Kenya

powercable AndreRobertoDoretoSantos flickrThe East African region has potential for cable manufacturers to enhance their business interests. (Image source: AndreRobertoDoreotSantos/Flickr)Sri Lanka’s Sierra Cables has decided to open a cable manufacturing company in Kenya to promote power generation projects in East Africa 

A feasibility study was conducted, following which the company decided to set up a unit in Nairobi.  “The feasibility study has indicated favourable financial outcomes and a formal project report has been approved by the board of directors for implementation in the forthcoming months,” said the company in a filing to the Colombo bourse dated 21 September 2015. 

In its annual report, Sierra Cables said that the proposed Nairobi plant will be a joint venture with a Kenya-based partner. However, the timelines and cost of the project has not been revealed yet. 

The low voltage cable market in the MEA is expected to grow at a higher rate this year, due to several transmission and distribution projects that are being devised to boost the power generation market, stated a report by Markets&Markets. The upcoming project could allow the Sri Lankan company to establish a foothold in the developing market. 

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