Industry Support

Kenya Association of Manufacturers is the representative organisation for manufacturing value-add industries in Kenya.  Established in 1959 as a private sector body, KAM has evolved into a dynamic, vibrant, credible and respected business association that unites industrialists and offers a common voice for businesses.

KAM provides an essential link for co-operation, dialogue and understanding with the Government by representing the views and concerns of its members to the relevant authorities.

In pursuit of its core mandate of policy advocacy, KAM promotes trade and investment, upholds standards, encourages the formulation, enactment and administration of sound policies that facilitate a competitive business environment and reduce the cost of doing business.  In 2009, KAM unveiled a new corporate image as it observed 50 years since its establishment.

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The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry is registered as a not-for-profit private company limited by guarantee under the Companies Act Chapter 486 of the laws of Kenya. Before the promulgation of the Kenyan Constitution in August 2010, the KNCCI had its main operations at the head office in Nairobi with regional offices in the major towns in Kenya. However, after the promulgation of the constitution, the Chamber amended the legal instrument to establish a National Office and County Chamber’s offices in all the 47 Counties. 

The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) is a membership based trade support institution (TSI) working to protect commercial and industrial interests of Kenyan business community. KNCCI advocates for the creation of a favorable commercial, trade and investment environment that supports enterprise expansion. The membership of KNCCI constitutes small, micro enterprises (MSEs), medium and large enterprises.

The East African Business Council (EABC) is the apex body of business associations of the Private Sector and Corporates from the 5 East African Countries. It was established in 1997 to foster the interests of the Private Sector in the integration process of the East African Community. Originally comprising members from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, its membership was expanded after 2007 to include private sector from Burundi and Rwanda.

Currently, EABC has 54 Associations and 102 corporate Members. Amongst the associations are all the national Private Sector Apex Bodies; four manufacturers’ Associations;  5 Chambers of Commerce, 3 Employer Associations; 2 Women Associations, 2 Bankers Associations and the Confederation of Informal Sector Associations of East Africa. Given that the Secretariat is based in Arusha, EABC’s structure includes National Focal Points (NFPs) – who are all currently the national private sector apex bodies.

EABC’s overarching objective is to be an effective change agent for fostering an enabling business environment and to promote private sector’s regional and global competitiveness in trade and investment. EABC therefore provides a regional platform through which the business community can present their concerns at the EAC policy level, with the overall aim of creating a more conducive business environment through targeted policy reforms. Additionally, EABC also work towards promoting private sector’s regional & global competitiveness in trade and Investment through addressing challenges experienced by Members at organizational and firm level; and through provision of tailored market intelligence.

EABC’s key stakeholders are primarily the EAC Secretariat, the Business Community as represented through Members and their affiliates, National Policy Makers, EAC organs and institutions and other key national and regional organizations working towards enhancing private sector participation in the EAC and global integration. EABC has an “Observer Status” at the EAC, which enables us to attend and participate in all relevant EAC activities and deliberations, not only at the Secretariat but also in other organs and institutions.

IDB Capital Limited is a development finance institution (DFI) established in 1973 by the Government of Kenya for the purpose of furthering economic development of Kenya. This is achieved through provision of medium and long term finance to industrial and commercial enterprises in various sectors of the economy and in virtually every part of the country.

The vision of the company is to be the development finance partner of choice for the industrial investor by providing financial solutions to enterprises in Kenya to enable them establish, expand and modernize their operations to foster sustainability and competitiveness in economic development.

IDB Capital Limited is committed to providing high quality and appropriate financial products and services to foster sustainable and competitive industrial development in a manner that satisfies its customers' and stakeholders' needs and exceeds their expectations.

This shall be achieved through continuous product innovations and maintenance of high service standards bench-marked against the best acceptable International Development Finance Institutions' prudential guidelines. IDB Capital Limited commits to comply with requirements of the International Standard for quality management systems and to continually review, seek improvement of and enhance effectiveness of the quality management system as established.

“Delivering on the much desired industrialization in the region requires strategic partnerships. KME is such a timely intervention. We look forward to positive engagement that will support our target clients’ in starting and upscaling their enterprises.” Mr. Timothy K. Tiampati, Ag. MD, IDB Capital Ltd, Kenya.

The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya (AHK Kenya) with its offices in Nairobi, is part of the wordwide network of German Chambers Abroad (AHKs) with 130 offices in 90 countries worldwide. It serves the entire East African Region. 

The AHK Kenya fosters business relations between East African and German companies through a wide range of information and services. It closely cooperates with the GBA, The German Business Association Kenya, which has more than 150 members. 

As a cooperation partner at KME Expo the AHK strives at establishing a large presence of German Companies at this prestigious trade fair. 

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) is a statutory body established under the Standards Act (CAP 496) of the laws of Kenya. KEBS comenced its operations in July 1974.

The KEBS Board of Directors is known as the National Standards Council (NSC). It is the policy-making body for supervising and controlling the administration and financial management of the Bureau. The Managing Director is the Chief Executive responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Bureau within the broad guidelines formulated by the NSC. 

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