Tatu Industrial Park surges past 50-company milestone
Tatu Industrial Park, the manufacturing and logistics zone in Tatu City, has welcomed its 50th business, surging past an economic milestone to bring thousands of jobs and billions of shillings of investment to Kenya and Kiambu County.
Launched in November 2015, in less than four years Tatu Industrial Park has attracted dozens of Kenyan, regional and multinational companies to what has become the largest new industrial zone in East Africa.
Copia Global, a fast-growing e-commerce business in Kenya founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, became Tatu Industrial Park’s 50thcompany when it opened its distribution hub in April. Copia employs more than 200 team members at the facility, supporting 3,900 agents in Kenya.
Other companies in Tatu Industrial Park include Unilever, Chandaria Industries, Dormans, Coopers K-Brands, Africa Logistics Properties, Kim-Fay, Davis & Shirtliff, Tianlong, Parma Medical, Stecol Corporation, Kenstar, Maxam, Monwalk, Freight Forwarders Kenya, Gallagher, Friendship Containers, Bakpharm and Shenzhen Star, among others.
“We are thrilled to mark the 50-company milestone,” said Dean Shillaw, Head of Commercial Sales for Tatu City. “There is no better place in Kenya or East Africa to build your business and, unique to any industrial park in Kenya, Tatu City offers homes, schools, shops and entertainment in close proximity, reducing commuting time and congestion.”
Phase 1 of Tatu Industrial Park is 90% sold, and the zone was doubled in size to the current 900 acres in order to meet demand.
Tatu Industrial Park offers businesses high-quality infrastructure, including 20km of tarmacked roads that accommodate heavy vehicle reticulation, as well as water storage and is currently served by a 33KV power connection. In April 2019, Tatu Industrial Park introduced 1MW of solar power, located on the rooftop of Dormans.
Tatu City, the new city development that is home to Tatu Industrial Park, is Nairobi’s only Special Economic Zone, where businesses qualify for low corporate taxes, as well as customs and excise duty exemptions and zero VAT.