Coca-Cola moves to expensive leasing offices in Lavington

Coca-Cola Central East and West Africa Limited will be moving its regional offices to a new location in Lavington, Nairobi. The decision is informed by what the General Manager for East and West AFRICA Ahmed Rady explained as “the right thing to do”, if they want to transform the place its staff work.

He admitted that its going to cost them millions of dollars in the coming years.

The company goes back to paying rent which it stopped ten years ago after it finished construction of its headquarters in Upper Hill. Coca-Cola has occupied one floor of a three-storey building.

“It is true paying rent is costlier than being in our own building. But I think that with the space we have found, the right decision was to go into renting because this is one place that fitted all our criteria”, Rady told the Nation.

A statement from the company said that the new office location will allow the Company achieve a new modernized space built to suit needs of a more agile, and even faster paced business. It is in line with the Company’s global growth agenda and an initiative dubbed “Vision 2020 on Workplace”.

“In 2016 we embarked on a transformational journey, as the leader of the beverage industry, we’re listening carefully and making sure our stakeholders and consumers are firmly at the center of our business strategy so we can continue to grow responsibly. That has seen us become a Total Beverage Company, with a much wider range of product offerings requiring us to shift the way we think and the way we work with each other as we continue our growth journey in Africa” said Ahmed Rady the General Manager.

He added that with the relocation, they will start a new chapter where their work environment will be a place of working together while, enhancing collaboration, transparency, and accessibility.

The Nairobi office overseas 14 African countries and will now be based on 90 James Gichuru office.


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