Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Volkswagen to open production plant in Rwanda

President Kenyatta at the Volkswagen assembly plant in Thika/FILE

Kigali, Rwanda, Sept 4 – Volkswagen has announced plans to set up a manufacturing plant in Rwanda by the end of 2017.

The company’s Chief Executive Thomas Schafer has said the plant, which will be based in Kigali, will have an output of 1000 cars annually.

Schäfer said that Volkswagen will try to ensure that the new factory works as a local manufacturer ensuring that the cars are environmentally-friendly, have low fuel consumption and quick access to the local market.

“Rwanda is a most amazing country; you have got processes that are super organized. I think Rwanda will be the blueprint for Africa. If we can get in right here, we will get it right in all other places in Africa. But Rwanda will be the first place,” Schäfer told the New Times Report.

Rwanda is the fourth production facility of VW on the Africa continent with other plants in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.

Click to comment

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...