Manufacturing & Distribution

Manufacturing & Distribution

Manufacturing is a priority industry for BDO and this focus enables us to tailor the wide range of services we offer and apply our skills and knowledge to help clients achieve their objectives.

Africa is characterized by its propensity for large amount of trade activity through multiplicity of small traders and distribution points. To add to the complexity is the relatively low volumes of off-take, vast range of consumables coupled with a fast growing middle class whose requirements are fast changing. This puts pressure on decision makers and this requires a data driven business acumen & strategy which is very specific to local market conditionalities.

Moreover, the impact of trade bloc treaties such as SADC, COMESA, EAC, IOR-ARC etc. needs to be fully understood and exploited. For example, the light manufacturing and textile industry benefits from the treaties Africa has with the European Union (EU-ACP) as well as with the United States (AGOA Africa Growth and Opportunities Act).

The Consumer and Industrial Products Group of BDO East Africa has in-depth knowledge of the trade structures, practices and contents of trade treaties of Africa. The group has been responsible for helping their clients improve profitability, market reach, transfer pricing compliance, tax optimization and financing their projects.

We are committed to designing and implementing solutions which produce measurable change and which help companies improve and succeed. BDO has a range and depth of services and expertise that is unrivalled. We have also written the EAC’s industrialization policy and project management software solutions for the cement industry.

We provide real solutions to industry issues, utilising our capabilities in everything from sector specific tax, audit and business advice to patent box, research and development claims and acquisition opportunities to help our clients grow within the region.