Manufacturing industry plays a pivotal role in the global economy, made evident by positive contribution to the overall GDP and national productivity. Given the ongoing volatility and uncertainty inherent in today’s global marketplace, manufacturers and tier suppliers are faced with diverse challenges and disruptions.
Meanwhile, industrial and production manufacturing in Africa has been growing steadily, the region has become home to some of the large number of global manufacturing companies, which vary considerably in size and capital structure. But share the same fundamental market context, objectives of growth, adaptability and long-term viability. They are establishing themselves in response to market developments and changes in demand driven by improved fiscal and trade policies, presence of raw materials, cheap labour, infrastructure development and growing consumer market.
Africa’s rapidly expanding population and simultaneous surge in demand for industrial and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and processed food has deemed the continent a progressive business and industrial proposition for global investors, businesses and entrepreneurs. The disruptions also means great opportunities for players willing to transform, adapt their business models that effectively accommodate local dynamics to operate in the market competitively and unlock new growth opportunities.
SSCG Manufacturing Practice helps clients to navigate complexities to stay competitive in a constantly changing and competitive world. We help clients integrate their networks and drive operational excellence within their manufacturing operations to meet profitability and quality objectives.
Whether planning to establish a new plant facility or business concept, transforming your business model for growth, modernising for new technologies, looking to de-risk operations and accelerate delivery speed to market, or to outpace new competitors, capture new customer expectations and launch a new innovative product. Companies and leaders of tomorrow must take bold steps and keep up with speed of change to secure their hold on that future. SSCG can support throughout the journey and end to end life-cycle.
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