MachinePoint Used Machinery, the European leader in the sale of used plastic, packaging and Beverages machinery, attended to the 2nd COMPACK KENYA 2014 held from 2 to 4 June in Nairobi, Kenya. This is one of the most significant packaging Trade Fairs in Kenya.
This year the show has broken records in visitors, from Kenya and even from all East African countries. It is considered as one of the most important fairs in Africa within this industry. MachinePoint Group received a large influx of visitors over the three days that the fair lasted. MachinePoint has a sales office in Kenya with a representative whose impression of the fair was “We have been overwhelmed by the huge amount of interest raised by our stand during the fair. Queues were a normal thing to see in our stand, as many visitors wanted to know about used machinery. We believe that used machinery will play a key role in the development of Kenyan manufacturing industry, as it could allow African producers to access high quality machinery at reasonable prices. César Rodríguez, CEO of MachinePoint Group, says “Kenya is a strategic market for MachinePoint, as an emerging economy the demand for used machinery has increased. African markets seek quality machinery at good prices to compete with a differentiation advantage. High end machine brands can ensure high quality final products that could compete in the international markets. It is worthwhile making an effort in the investment in the African market in order to be closer to our customers”.
Likewise, the countries with the highest growth in the East region in Africa are Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Concerning the imports from outside the region they reach 14% of regional consumption and they keep growing. Most of them come from Europe, India and China. MachinePoint Group is already present the aforementioned countries. This is a great opportunity for the used machinery market as the total regional consumption of flexible packaging will keep its growth up to 4.5%.
Remember MachinePoint Used Machinery Group belongs to MachinePoint Group.
For further information visit the COMPACK KENYA 2014 official website.
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