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Regional Manufacturing Hub

Manufacturing is  key sector in Kenya’s economic development, in both its contribution to national output and exports, and for job creation.

key targets and specific goals have been set to steer industrial growth. These include the development of Special Economic Zones, industrial parks and clusters, and niche products.

There are a wide range of direct and joint-investment opportunities in this sector, including agro-processing, garments, the assembly of automotive components and electronics, plastics, paper, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, metals and engineering products for domestic and export markets

Why Kenya for Manufacturing





Manufacturing Sector Profile

Review our Agro-processing and light Manufacturing profile for more details

Demand and Markets for Local Goods

In addition to high demand for locally manufactured goods, regional markets are accessible for Kenya’s manufactured goods owing to its membership to two key regional economic blocs the East African Community (EAC) and Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA).

direct and joint-venture investments in iron and steel industries

manufacture of fertilizer and agro-processing

Manufacture of garments

Manufacture of plastics, paper, chemicals and pharmaceuticals,

Manufacture of machinery and machine tools

Motor vehicle assembly and manufacture of spare parts

Assembly of automotive components and electronics

Manufacture of metal and engineering products

Manufacturing In Kenya

Explore the current manufacturing landscape in Kenya and see what's happening on the ground.

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