In 2014, Fred Akuno resigned from his position as independent sales representative in the hotel industry to start his business, Merican Limited for the manufacture of commercial kitchen equipment.
“Having worked in the hospitality industry for three months, I realized most of the hotels and people import their equipment, such as kitchen sinks, and found that I could enjoy doing and provide them locally, “said Fred.
Mr. Akuno, who holds a degree in business management from the Institute of Kenya, invested Sh100,000 drawn from her savings to save his business October 3, 2014.
He had saved for five years after graduating in 2009, working first at Exide chloride as a representative of the customer service and as a direct sales representative at Barclays Bank, and finally as a representative market Sheffield steel Systems before choosing freelancing.
“My company designs and manufactures custom commercial kitchen equipment according to customer specific needs. Initially, I used three staff members, but I have since expanded to 15 permanent and eight part-time employees, “said Mr. Akuno.
Merican Limited, based in the industrial area of Nairobi is a measurement equipment factory stainless steel commercial kitchen.
Formed to propose solutions impressive and sustainable food to all customers levels in East and Central Africa, our staffs are qualified and experienced manufacturers.
Heart of our business involves custom manufacturing stainless steel and our typical range of factory-made products includes; Kitchen extraction (Central and hoods wall type / awnings), Cooking (both high and low pressure), kitchen sinks, kitchen tables, water bath, bath cabinets and neutral, berries, food trolleys, Gantry heated food grade stainless steel. We also offer kitchen fitting services that also includes the manufacture of stainless steel wall cladding, wall benches, shop counters, storing cooking, kitchen installation and maintenance.
Our customers in the food industry and include service; Hotels and Leisure, catering companies, restaurants and bars, supermarkets, Lodges, Franchising, staff canteens, resorts, clubs, hospitals, laboratories, pharmacies, schools, apartments, food courts, universities and colleges, NGOs and Churches Corporates such as the banking sector, the insurance industry and manufacturing companies. We offer a wealth of experience and personalized service in the industry to manufacture the restoration and maintaining a well earned reputation affordable, honest, quality catering equipment manufacturers in the region.
We operate in the fast and efficient recovery cost of food products and equipment, customized offer, tailored solutions for all kitchen environments. Our services range from the manufacture of the individual and / an outside kitchen equipment units to complete the commercial manufacture of kitchen products, installation and maintenance. Whatever your budget or requirements, our customized service offers competitive prices and guarantee customer satisfaction.
Merican Limited. Industrial Area, Nairobi, Kenya, Phone: +254 740 174448 www.mericanltd.com