Big 5: Danube to expand into African markets

Danube Group has revealed its intention to expand its operations into African markets, having already agreed terms with a franchise partner in Nigeria

Anis Sajan (above) says that Danube has received significant interest from African construction outfits, and is currently in discussions to establish franAnis Sajan (above) says that Danube has received significant interest from African construction outfits, and is currently in discussions to establish franchises outside of the GCC.chises outside of the GCC.
Anis Sajan (above) says that Danube has received significant interest from African construction outfits, and is currently in discussions to establish franAnis Sajan (above) says that Danube has received significant interest from African construction outfits, and is currently in discussions to establish franchises outside of the GCC.chises outside of the GCC.

Danube Group pursuing expansion in markets outside of the Middle East.

The UAE-headquartered supplier of construction materials and finishings, which exhibited a selection of its sanitary-ware products at The Big 5 2016, is in talks with several distributors in East and West Africa.

Anis Sajan, managing director of Danube, told Construction Week that he has already agreed terms with a partner in Nigeria.

“Dubai is a [hub] for the Middle East when it comes to distribution,” he said. “For the last few years, we’ve been receiving significant interest from Africa, especially from markets such as Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, and so on.

“We have given a franchise to [a partner in Nigeria]. He’s not covering the whole of the country; just part of it.”

Danube is also looking to extend its activities in the GCC region, as Sajan explained.

“We are opening several new branches in Oman and, with Expo 2020 on the horizon, we might open a few more showrooms in the UAE,” he revealed. “We already have plans to establish a new facility in Abu Dhabi”

The Big 5 2016, which is currently taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), will continue until Thursday, 24 November.

Danube is exhibiting its sanitary-ware products at stand at 4B191 and 4B191 in Hall 4.

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