Twiga Foods Launches Distribution Centre To Expand Delivery Capacity In East Africa.
President William Ruto today officially unveiled Twiga Foods Multi-Million-dollar distribution center, a world-class 200,000 sq ft facility that will offer fulfillment by Twiga services to manufacturers, brand owners, and farmers across East Africa. Located in Tatu City, the automated facility will see the company expand its overall capacity and ability to deliver a selection of fresh produce, and retail products and provide partners access to over 140,000 customers across Kenya and Uganda.
While addressing stakeholders during the launch, Twiga’s Group C.E.O, Peter Njonjo stated that the move will ensure convenient and affordable, food and retail commodities distribution across Kenya and Uganda. The world-class facility will help push Twiga Foods’ daily handling capacity to 8 million kilograms and will form the backbone of their supply chain as well as enable their new service, ‘Fulfillment by Twiga’.
Fulfillment by Twiga will enable Twiga Foods to offer fulfillment services to manufacturers, brand owners, and farmers, offering distribution in Kenya and Uganda. It will also give access to over 140,000 retailers which will improve product assortment and affordability in East Africa. The state-of-the-art distribution facility is fitted with the latest logistics and warehouse technology. The modern agricultural distribution center has large capacity storage fitted with racking systems, banana rooms, modern dock door systems, and product scanners which have enhanced food traceability as well as other functions.
Cabinet Secretary for Trade, Investment, and Industry, Hon. Moses Kuria together with Mr. Njonjo signed a high-level framework aimed at bridging the gaps in food security in the country. This framework would focus on providing access to the hustler fund for thousands of retailers on the Twiga Soko Yetu platform for working capital financing, provide off-take from government-built aggregation centers that will provide smallholder farmers with market access across the country, and explore distribution from government-built export warehouses in other African countries to the retail markets taking advantage of the Africa Free Continental Trade Area and giving Kenya companies access to foreign markets.
Alongside the continued growth of the independent grocer and food industry in general, Twiga Foods believes that the distribution center will be a great complement to its complete distribution network. Twiga Foods continues to expand and optimize its distribution center network in its efforts to create an optimized, expansive, and high-quality fresh produce and retail supply network.