PG Bison Kenya, a supplier of interior building materials and one of the Top 100 SMEs, has invested Sh100 million in a new show room, a warehouse, and a design centre in Nairobi.
The company supplies building materials such as fibre boards, kitchen worktops and sinks, formica, laminate flooring, and furniture fittings.
The firm also makes computer-aided designs and cuts boards to desired lengths using state-of-the-art technology.
The boards can be assembled by carpenters at the client’s premises. “PG Bison offers clients the opportunity to buy boards and convert them into furniture items. A precise cutting list is prepared for components to reduce wastage,” said Hitesh Mediratta, the PG Bison managing director.
The company works with local carpenters who get measurements from clients for processing at the PG Bison plant.
The cut pieces are transported to the clients’ premises where they are assembled and installed. This makes carpenters’ work easier since all fittings are made at the factory.
PG Bison has expanded its storage capacity and loading area, setting aside more room for customers who the firm’s managers say have increased.
Kenya has witnessed increased activity in the property market for the last five years fanned mainly by funds from the diaspora and local high demand.
The PG Bison showroom has an impressive display of products that one can create from the building materials the firm supplies.
The products include wardrobes, wall units, bathroom cabinets, and office furniture.
The company’s new technology and wide range of products are bound to raise competition among other suppliers of interior materials such as panels.
The firm started operations in Kenya 10 years ago by distributing wood-based panels made in South Africa, Europe, and Asia.
A growing middle class and historical under-investment in the housing sector have created high demand for homes and office space with the corresponding need for furniture.
The company is a joint venture owned by local investors and PG Bison South Africa.
The firm sells products in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, and Kenya.