The Swiss forwarding and logistics services provider Panalpina has expanded its Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport facilities by 1,500 square meters in order to strengthen its position in the country. “ This facility will provide many business opportunities for our customers in Kenya, the region and the world, and that is what we are looking to achieve – solutions that foster growth for our customers, Panalpina and the communities where we operate, “ said Stefan Karlen, President and CEO of Panalpina.
The company started operations in Nairobi in 2015 with a team of five people and grew to 350 people with the acquisition of Airflo in 2015 and Air Connection in 2017.
At the inauguration of the new facilities, Captain Gilbert Kibe, Director General of the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, emphasized that the Kenyan government “remains committed to ensure that Kenya has an integrated and interconnected world-class transport infrastructure that facilitates sector growth and accelerates national economic development.”
Panalpina aims to grow its business in Kenya from the current 65,000 tons to more than 80,000 by 2020.
Photo from Kenya airport: Jimmy Kibati – KAA General Manager Marketing and Business Development; Jonny Andersen – KAA Managing Director; Peter Kristensen – Panalpina Country Manager Kenya; Stefan Karlen, Panalpina President and CEO.