Build it! Opportunities in the Kenyan construction industry

  • Nairobi
Kenya is one of the largest and fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa. There is currently a real construction boom, as the government is investing more in the expansion of the road and rail networks and port facilities.

 Additionally, due to the boom, new residential complexes are being built for the population. With the support of the World Bank, a $ 330 million transportation system is to be implemented in Nairobi. The plan includes an expansion of the main Uhuru Highway transit road and the introduction of an express bus and urban rail system. Therefore this Economic mission to Kenya offers opportunities for Austrian companies.

The population growth and the associated urbanization represent a great opportunity for the real estate industry. Due to the rural exodus, the population of Nairobi has doubled in the last 15 years, but the available apartments in the capital are not sufficient. The demand for modern office space is equally surging due to the increasing presence of western investors. It is also expected that more shopping centers will be built in cities like Mombasa, Kisumu or Nakuru in the future. There is also an increasing demand for business parks.

There are business opportunities for Austrian companies in the area in reference to the:

  • The modernization of slums and informal settlements
  • urban renewal 
  • The construction of medium and low dwelling houses as well
  • for hotel and retail construction projects.
  • There is a need for construction machinery and various building materials. These include heavy construction equipment and special machines for civil engineering and hydraulic engineering, pipe systems and electrical systems, construction chemicals, prefabricated components as well as water technology and wastewater treatment systems.

Kenya is thus one of the most significant countries in Sub Sahara Africa with vibrant potential.

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Meet 13 Austrian companies

    • Participating companies

  • AME International GmbH

    AME International GmbH (AME) is a global healthcare technology solutions provider based in Vienna, Austria. Founded in 1995, AME has gained extensive know-how in developing, implementing, operating and financing international healthcare ...


    ANDRITZ HYDRO is one of the world's leading suppliers of electromechanical equipment for hydroelectric power plants. With more than 175 years of accumulated experience and more than 31,000 supplied turbines with a total output of around ...

  • Domoferm GmbH & Co KG

    The DOMOFERM Group’s headquarter is situated in Gänserndorf near Vienna. This is the location of one of Europe’s most modern manufacturing sites for steel frames and fire protection doors, embedded in JELD-WEN Group, one of the world’s ...

  • E. Hawle Armaturenwerke GmbH

    Hawle, a family company founded in 1948, is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of heavy-duty fittings. Adhering to European standards or even more stringent standards, The Hawle Austria Group produces durable, high quality fittings for ...


    The Austrian company Frequentis headquartered in Vienna is an international supplier of communication and information systems for control centres with safety-critical tasks. Such 'control centre solutions' are developed and marketed by ...

  • Fronius International GmbH, Standort Wels

    THREE BUSINESS UNITS, ONE GOAL: TO SET THE STANDARD THROUGH TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT. What began in 1945 as a one-man operation now sets technological standards in the fields of welding technology, photovoltaics and battery charging. ...

  • Herz Armaturen GmbH

    Founded in 1986, the HERZ Group is one of the most important manufacturers in the building technology sector. HERZ is active in more than 100 countries with approx. 3,300 employees and 36 production sites in Europe. The product portfolio ...

  • ICS Internationalisierungscenter Steiermark GmbH

    As a competence centre for internationalisation, the ICS assists companies in Styria (Austria) to start up abroad, to enter new markets and to intensify their foreign activities. In this way, Styrian companies are thus supported in their ...

  • Julius Blum GmbH

    Julius Blum GmbH is a family-owned company that operates worldwide and specialises in manufacturing and distributing furniture fittings. The main product groups are lift systems, hinge systems and drawer/pull-out systems for furniture - ...


    Neulandt GmbH was founded in 2018 as a subsidiary of the Umdasch Group NewCon GmbH. The products and services of Neulandt will contribute significantly to the mitigation of social and global challenges. The first product line from Neulandt ...