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Kitchen equipment supplier finds success catering to top restaurants

Mr Suresh Kanotra, managing director, Sheffield Africa. PHOTO | COURTESY
Mr Suresh Kanotra, managing director, Sheffield Africa. PHOTO | COURTESY 

Suresh Kanotra is a well-known name in Kenya’s hospitality industry; he is the man who provides the bulk of commercial kitchen equipment to hotels and restaurants in the country and the region.

The 64-year-old has however not always been in this business.

He is a trained mechanical engineer who has gained experience working in different sectors, including at steel rolling mills as well as with firms dealing with electrical cables and crane equipment.

Thirteen years ago, however, he relocated to Kenya from India and started working as a kitchen products engineer, relying on the fact that Kenya’s economy is heavily dependent on the tourism and hospitality industry.