The French family-owned Mobilitas Group has completed the construction of two new warehouses in Rwanda’s Special Economic Zone of Kigali.
The larger of the new warehouses will be used by the Group’s subsidiary, AGS Removals, and is the first to be constructed by the Group in Rwanda for that purpose. The warehouse has a storage capacity of 1,000 m2 with 19 employees on site to support the growth of the Group's removal activities. The building meets all international standards and is equipped with maximum security systems, including a fully fenced-in area, surveillance cameras, and armed security guards on site.
The second warehouse is a fast-track, custom-built records management centre equipped with a temperature control system and state of the art security. Since opening in December 2020 this new facility has been able to accommodate 55,000 cartons of records on a surface area of 500m2. In a planned second phase, the site will multiply its capacity by six, making it possible to store 350,000 cartons of records.
Nathalie Jeanneau, Africa Regional Director of AGS said, "We started our activities in Rwanda believing in the vast potential of the market. The strong economic growth over the past few years proved us right. Today, we want to reinforce our leading position in our historic segments - removals and records management - and develop our new activities including logistics.”
Since 2016, the Mobilitas Group has had a presence in all 54 countries on the African continent, representing 20% of its global revenue.
In January this year, Mobilitas announced the planned investment of €200 million in its physical and electronic document management division. The objective is to open 10 new sites per year, both in France and internationally, over the next 10 years. By the end of 2022, the Group plans to create several new records management sites in Africa, in particular in Côte d’Ivoire, Cape Verde, Madagascar, Ghana and Senegal.
Photo: One of the new AGS buildings in Rwanda.