KENYA – MANE, one of the leaders of the fragrance and flavour industry, has officially opened its offices in Nairobi to serve the East African region.

According to the company, the office will have a technical laboratory, which is soon to be completed and supported with technical staff.

The completion of the laboratory will be the first flavour application centre for the region.

“An onsite laboratory is of vital importance to the region.

We are now in the position to locally support our customer’s development needs, by working with our customer’s base to fast and effectively deliver finished products,” said Marvin Murphy, General Manager of MANE Kenya Ltd.

“NPD will also be in line with regional profiles as we invest a great amount of time in consumer research to better understand local tastes and preferences.

For the first time we can offer technical support within the region at a fast pace.”

Beyond a technically supported laboratory, MANE Kenya Ltd also has a local warehouse for storage of customers products, thus minimizing lead times for product deliver, and reducing the customer’s working capital and storage facilities.

“Investing in a storage facility provides a further financial & convenience advantage by improving our customers working capital and by reducing lead times,” said Marvin Murphy.

This office will also include and service solutions for the meat industry across East Africa.

This is the first collaboration through MANE’s strategic partnership with Cape Town based Deli Spices, who is a leading supplier of ingredients to the general food and meat industry.

MANE continues to invest in understanding the local tastes of Africa through consumer research and the opening of MANE Kenya Ltd., contributes to MANE’s ever growing presence in Africa.

Other MANE flavour offices in Africa include offices in Maghreb (Algeria), Cape Town (South Africa), and Accra (Ghana) covering North, South, East, & West of the continent.

MANE is a 5th generation, family owned global player in the flavour and fragrance industry.

Operating in 38 countries globally, MANE manufactures high quality food grade flavourings and technologies for all applications; Food, beverages, pharmaceutical and beyond.