The Construction Industry in Kenya 2017

  • ID: 4240737
  • Report
  • Region: Kenya
  • 100 pages
  • Who Owns Whom
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  • China Wu Yi Company Ltd
  • Eco-Homes Ltd
  • EPCO Builders Ltd
  • Fubeco (China Fushun) Ltd
  • Intex Construction Ltd
  • KOTO Housing Kenya Ltd
  • MORE
The Construction Industry in Kenya:

Infrastructure development is a central pillar of Kenya’s Vision 2030 and in 2015 the US$3bn construction sector contributed 4.8% to the Kenyan economy. The Economic Survey 2016 published by the Kenyan National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) reported that approximately 148,000 people are formally employed in the domestic building and construction industry. Players operating in the sector range from indigenous micro-enterprises to foreign multinational civil engineering and construction giants. Although building and construction contractors are required to be registered with the National Construction Authority (NCA), a significant number of unregistered contractors operate in the informal sector.

A Sector with Promise:

Currently 11 of the 43 major infrastructure projects in East Africa are in Kenya. These mega-projects include the US$3.8bn Mombasa – Nairobi Railway Project, the US$2.1bn Tatu City Project, the US$1bn Lamu Port Berths Project and the US$900m Lake Turkana Wind Power Project. Demand for housing continues to grow with role players estimating that more than 210,000 new residential units need to be built annually to keep pace with Kenya’s expanding population. With crude oil production in the Great Rift Valley set to commence in the first half of 2017, many analysts predict that the country is on the cusp of an unprecedented construction boom.

Report Coverage:

The detailed report on the Kenyan construction industry focuses on opportunities and conditions in the sector, challenges and key trends, and factors influencing the industry’s success. Profiles for 22 companies are provided, including major Chinese companies such as China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), which focus on the high value civil engineering and construction market. Also profiled are local companies Spencon Holding Limited and EPCO Builders Limited, as well as Lee Construction, which has been identified by market analysts as ‘the fastest-growing indigenous construction company in Kenya.’
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  • China Wu Yi Company Ltd
  • Eco-Homes Ltd
  • EPCO Builders Ltd
  • Fubeco (China Fushun) Ltd
  • Intex Construction Ltd
  • KOTO Housing Kenya Ltd
  • MORE
1. Introduction

2. Description of the Industry
2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position

3. Size of the Industry

4. State of the Industry
4.1. Local
4.1.1. Corporate Actions
4.1.2. Regulations
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development
4.2. Continental
4.3. International

5. Influencing Factors
5.1. Economic Environment
5.2. Rising Operating Costs
5.3. Information Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation
5.4. Standards and Compliance
5.5. Labour
5.6. Environmental Concerns
5.7. Electricity and Water Supply Constraints

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers to Entry

7. Swot Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites

Appendix 1
Contract Cleaning Sector: Decent Work Programme - Summary of Priorities, Outcomes, Outputs and Activities

Appendix 2
December 2016 Sectoral Determination 1: Contract Cleaning Sector

Appendix 3
Labour Cost Example

Company Profiles
African Corporate Cleaning (PTY) Ltd
Bidair Services (PTY) Ltd
Bidvest Services (PTY) Ltd
Cleaning Africa Services (PTY) Ltd
Democratic Cleaning Services (PTY) Ltd
Excellerate Services (PTY) Ltd
Global Cleaning Services (PTY) Ltd
Industrial Waste and Environmental Services (PTY) Ltd
Metro Sanitary Solutions Cc
Red Alert Tss (PTY) Ltd
Rentokil Initial (PTY) Ltd
S A Cleaning Services (PTY) Ltd
Servest (PTY) Ltd
Specialists Franchise Group (PTY) Ltd (The)
Suburban Services (PTY) Ltd
Supercare Services Group (PTY) Ltd
Tms Group Industrial Services (PTY) Ltd
Tsebo Solutions Group (PTY) Ltd
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  • China Jiangxi International Kenya Ltd
  • China Overseas Engineering Group Company Ltd
  • China Wu Yi Company Ltd
  • China Zhongxing Construction Company Ltd
  • Fubeco (China Fushun) Ltd
  • Intex Construction Ltd
  • Kenya Railways Corporation
  • Lee Construction Ltd
  • Moha Kenya Ltd
  • Mulji Devraj & Brothers Ltd
  • National Housing Corporation
  • Njuca Consolidated Company Ltd
  • Oriental Construction Kenya Ltd
  • Parbat Siyani Construction Ltd
  • Prism Construction Company Ltd
  • Spencon Holdings Ltd
  • Victory Construction Company Ltd
  • Atlas Development & Support Services Ltd
  • KOTO Housing Kenya Ltd
  • Eco-Homes Ltd
  • Meinhardt (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • EPCO Builders Ltd
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