Agility has opened a distribution park near Ghana’s main port, the first of a network of logistics parks it intends to build across Africa. Tenants at the 45 acre Ghana Agility Distribution Park in the Tema Port Free Trade Zone Enclave include multinationals entering the West African market and small and medium-size Ghanaian companies using the park to expand their operations in light manufacturing and export and import.
In addition, Agility is developing distribution parks in Cote D’Ivoire, Tanzania, Nigeria, Mozambique and Angola. It has additional sites available in Senegal, Mauritius and Cameroon. The Agility parks provide 24-hour security, reliable power and connectivity, and international-standard warehousing and logistics services. In addition, Agility develops “Build-to-Suit” options for customers to meet their specific requirements.
“One of the biggest constraints to companies starting to do business in Africa is the lack of quality logistics and infrastructure,” said Geoffrey White, CEO of Agility Africa. “This is inhibiting the growth of trade, imports, exports and manufacturing.”
“Agility is a world leader in developing logistics parks around the globe. We are committed to using this in-depth experience to establish a network of quality facilities in Africa,” White said. “By developing and leasing much-needed warehousing, the Agility Distribution Parks help companies operate in Africa with the reliable, modern and secure infrastructure they need to grow their business, allowing them to access new markets without committing large amounts of capital.”
To meet demand, Agility is building seven more warehouses at the Ghana park in a second phase of development. It is also finalizing proposals for several large Build-to-Suit facilities at the Ghana park, each tailored to specific customer requirements with sizes ranging from 5,000 sq m to 25,000 sq m.
The 2016 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, produced in association with Ti, ranked Ghana as one of the most promising markets in Africa. Africa’s growing middle class and consumer spending were identified as the most significant drivers for Africa’s growth in the Index, an annual ranking of the world’s most attractive emerging markets countries. For more information about the Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index and to take part in the 2017 survey, please click here.
Source Agility Logistics
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