First Permanent Office in Sub-Saharan Africa

― Nairobi Office to leverage proximity to African markets ―

  • Management

January 19, 2024

Shimizu Corporation <President: Kazuyuki Inoue> moved its base of operations for Africa from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to Nairobi, the capital of the Republic of Kenya. Located in Britam Tower, a premier office building in Upper Hill, the new office held its opening ceremony on the 10th of January, inviting officials from the Embassy of Japan in Kenya, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), as well as representatives of Japanese companies stationed in Nairobi.

Africa's 54 diverse countries are expected to account for a quarter of the world's population by 2050, and the world is closely watching its growth potential. Many multinationals from various countries have already established operations in the region's major countries, and Japanese companies are also becoming increasingly active. Construction investment has grown rapidly in recent years, and the Japanese government is strengthening its support for infrastructure development on the continent as a priority recipient of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA).

Since entering the African construction market in the late 1960s, Shimizu has been involved in more than 90 infrastructure projects, including roads, overpasses, hospitals, and schools, in 15 countries. Nairobi is one of Africa's leading world cities, where international organizations, multinationals, and Japanese companies have all established regional bases to oversee Sub-Sahara and East Africa regions. Shimizu intends to leverage its Nairobi location and its experience and achievements in the continent to accurately identify the construction needs of governments and companies.

≪For Reference≫

Shimizu Corporation Africa Branch Office

Name Shimizu Corporation Africa Construction Office
Address Britam Tower, Hospital Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya

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