Stihl Group, a German company that manufactures agricultural and construction equipment, has opened an exclusive shop on Kijabe Street in Nairobi, Kenya.
This is a part of Stihl East Africa’s strategy to increase its local market share.
The Stihl Kijabe Street shop was officially launched by Betelnut Equipment Ltd, one of the dealers of Stihl products.
It will offer a wide range of machines, such as chainsaws, blowers, brush cutters, and lawn scarifiers.
In addition, it will complement the existing stores on Kijabe Street that sell plumbing materials, light fixtures, mirrors, and other interior fittings.
Stihl Group established its East African subsidiary in Nairobi in August 2022. Kenya is the second African country where the company has a branch, after South Africa. It also has a branch in Kampala, Uganda.
Francois Marias, the managing director of Stihl East Africa, said that the shop was opened in response to the growing demand for the company’s machines in Kenya.
He said that the shop would make the machines more accessible to the customers and help them with their outdoor tasks.
John Wachira, the sales manager of Stihl East Africa, said that the company’s equipment had well-thought designs and warranties.
He also revealed that the company planned to open a branch in Tanzania and eventually expand to all the East African countries.