Built to inform

Sign up for the daily newsletters

No, Thank you

Dubai’s Danube Group plans expansion into African markets

Danube Group is looking for franchise partners in African countries like Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nigeria

Anis Sajan, managing director of Danube.
Anis Sajan, managing director of Danube.

Danube Group has announced that it is looking for franchise partners in African countries like Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nigeria.

The Dubai-headquartered building materials company said that while it is already selling in those markets, it sees franchising as a viable option to strengthen its presence in Africa.

Anis Sajan, managing director of Danube, told Construction Week: “We are targeting the African market. We already have a franchise partner in Tanzania, so now we are looking for similar partners in the other African countries.”

Danube was among the exhibitors at the Big 5 2017, where it highlighted products like water purifiers and water heaters from its Milano brand.

Read: Construction Week visits the site of Danube's Glitz projects

“We have five divisions under Milano: sanitary ware, tiles, electrical products, hardware – construction hardware, as well as furniture fittings – and the water purifier,” explained Sajan, noting that the brand’s year-to-date performance has recorded a 30% increase compared to 2016.

“Last year, it was 20% increase [compared to 2015]. Next year, we are aiming to maintain our growth rate at 30%,” he said.

Commenting on the company's participation at the event, Sajan added: “We have been part of the Big 5 for years now, and it has been an extremely good experience for us. The Big 5 is an annual meeting place for the international building and construction community in the UAE. It’s a platform for like-minded people from all over the world.”

Most popular


The road to gender equality in Middle East construction
The story behind the CW Awards' Rising Star accolade, each of which has to date


Leaders Kuwait 2018: New Kuwait 2035 needs smart city-led contracts
Localisation and contract modernisation are essential for Kuwait's diversification strategy
Construction Week's Leaders Kuwait 2018 summit opens
Speakers from Kuwait's Supreme Council for Planning and Development and CSCEC ME are at today's

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 738
Apr 21, 2019