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Davis & Shirtliff open KES 4M plant in Nairobi

19 February 2014, 16:20 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi - Davis & Shirtliff Company, a water drilling and pump facilities firm, has launched a water pump and equipment assembly plant in Nairobi to assist in providing its services to customers.

The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Alec Davis said that the new in-house assembly sub-factory, Grundfos, will help to reduce waiting time for out-of-stock pumps and improve the accessibility of its products in the market.

Davis stated that the system which cost KES 4 million has been timely established especially after the firm realizing a 14 per cent rise in demand of pumps in 2012 adding that they were able to sell 80 000 pumps in 2013.

“We have more communities using boreholes as a primary source of water which has spurred a demand for products,” said Davis.

He noted that the increasing number of plumbers and electricians to offer installation, maintenance services, good support on spares and warranty has built customers’ confidence in their water services thus need to invest more.

Davis further said that the sub-factory will help in assembling pumps unlike in the past when customers had to wait for weeks to get pumps when they were out of stock.

“We can now assemble at least 10 pumps a day unlike before when customers had to wait up to six weeks for pumps which were out of stock,” assured David.

He said that the newly established firm is based in Nairobi’s Industrial Area. He further noted that the company will assist both the County and central governments to overcome the challenge of insufficient water especially during dry seasons by drilling boreholes for residents.

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