OC Waterloo has been making traditional craftsmanship for customers, spread all over the world for over 45 years. Recently Africa is added.
OC Waterloo will be represented on The Big 5 East Africa together with our new distributor in Nairobi. Recently the cooperation agreement was signed and the first container with products was shipped. There are currently big investments in the infrastructure in Kenya and OC Waterloo has been prescribed for a number of major construction projects. Although we have to overcome many challenges, OC Waterloo has enough confidence to invest in this new African market the following years.
Export manager Paul Lustig and Director Jacco van Delden from OC Waterloo were positively surprised by the great interest in the company during The Big 5 exhibition. Van Delden Says: we’ve met very interesting people and parties from Africa, the Middle East and other parts of the world. Lustig added: that’s not the only thing, we received many specific enquiries. “It became clear to me the last few days: “the African market really needs high-quality products”.
OC Waterloo will invest heavily in stock and marketing, along with their local partner Refrigeration Centre. Special documentation was made and the website has been made user friendly for customers abroad. Partners can approach the “Waterloo System” so they can make special quotations for customers 24/7. Refrigeration Centre has been active in the East African market for more than 40 years and the company is looking forward to cooperate with OC Waterloo. OC Waterloo is a reliable partner with a good reputation. “ In the near future we hope to sell airhandling units from OC Verhulst as well, but we focus on the product of OC Waterloo” tells: Shadab on behalf of Refrigeration Centre.
The luxurious Hemingsways hotel in Nairobi has already chosen the high-quality products of OC Waterloo. The bedrooms and conference rooms are equipped with Dutch grilles. According to Paul and Jacco, this is only the beginning of a long list of references due to the increasing demand of fan coil units for hotels in the Netherlands and abroad, we will add a new line of products to our product range as of January. We expect to get a lot of positive reactions to the new product line and that will help us to introduce our product range in Africa a lot sooner.