Bosch East Africa – a member of the Bosch Holdings group – celebrates 10 years of business this year.


Bosch East Africa was established in Nairobi, Kenya in August 2013, as part the strategy of Bosch Holdings to further extend its multi-disciplinary consulting services into Africa.

“The team in Nairobi has worked hard over 10 years, leading projects in and beyond Kenya, offering professional services, including mechanical and electrical engineering, building services, project and construction management,” states Mike Gibbon, CEO, Bosch Holdings. “The East African operation has established a sound reputation in the region, having successfully completed many prestigious projects, including the Chiromo Medical Centre, the Nairobi Gate Industrial Park, the Serena Hotel and the Westgate Mall.

“Our team offers professional services to hospitals, multi-storey buildings, community centres and schools, as well as eco-friendly industrial, residential and mixed-use developments. Specialist services are enhanced by a maintenance and support programme, to ensure all contractors comply with contractual and regulatory requirements. 

Innovative engineering and the pursuit of excellence in every aspect of our business, are key to our success. The team in Bosch East Africa has established long term relationships with many clients and strives for excellence in every project.”

Bosch East Africa provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services to Improvon, for the mini units commercial warehouses at the Nairobi Gate Industrial Park (NGIP) in Kiambu.

“Following the construction in 2019 of Grade A warehouses, our client recognised an urgent demand in the area for small to medium warehouse leasing facilities. In order to offer a premium product at a competitive price, the solution was the establishment at NGIP Mini units of 19 smaller warehouses – ranging in size between 300 and 700 m²,” explains John Kithinji, Managing Director, Bosch East Africa. “This facility was established as a demonstration facility that is in line with the Government’s drive for industrialisation.

“The new warehouses are strategically located on the Eastern bypass, enhancing the efficiencies of supply chain logistics to Nairobi and Mombasa.” 

Bosch East Africa’s services comprised conceptual design, engineering and design, contract management of services vendors, construction supervision, testing and commissioning.

Bosch East Africa was responsible for services that included pre-contract budget preparation for MEP scope, electrical reticulation design and layouts, small power and lighting design and layouts, telephony, access control and fire detection design. The team also consulted on water supply reticulation design and layouts, firefighting reticulation design and layouts and internal plumbing, drainage. The project also involved document and contract management of the MEP scope, construction supervision and progress monitoring of MEP works and testing and commissioning of MEP systems.

Another success was the completion of Construction of the new Chiromo Lane Medical Centre (CLMC) in Kenya. Bosch East Africa was appointed as consultants for this project, with responsibility for MEP services, as well as construction supervision.

This greenfield mental health and rehabilitation facility, located in the Lavington suburb of Nairobi, represents CLMC’s progress in providing world-class care and treatment for psychiatric disorders in East Africa. The company, which established its first 20-bed facility with in and out-patient services in 1997, takes great pride in its new state-of-the-art a six-storey building. In this new facility, care has been taken to create a serene and secure garden environment, to nurture peaceful and dignified healing for patients.

The Bosch East African team has delivered design and functional solutions for many projects in the region, including Gertrudes Garden Children Hospital, Cedar Mall, Java Coffee Shops, Delta Annex Office Block and Jalaram Medical Centre and Temple. 

Bosch Holdings – with a network of offices in Africa, Australia, South America and the United Kingdom – also has partners in the Southeast Asian region and the USA.

The Bosch East Africa team

From left: Eng. John Kithinji, Simon Kamau, Mercy Juma, Diana Awuor, Alvin Okello, Felix Wasonga


The Nairobi Gate Industrial Park (NGIP) in Kiambu, Kenya.

Bosch East Africa was awarded the EPCM contract for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing and drainage installations of the new mini units commercial warehouses at the Nairobi Gate Industrial Park (NGIP) in Kiambu, Kenya.

The new Chiromo Lane Medical Centre (CLMC) in Kenya

Bosch East Africa was appointed as consultants for the new Chiromo Lane Medical Centre (CLMC) in Kenya, with responsibility for mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services, as well as construction supervision.

For further information

John Kithinji, Managing Director, Bosch East Africa 

PO Box 2517 – 00606, Nairobi Kenya

Mobile: +254 (0) 736 860 306 

Email: Jkithinji@boschea.co.ke

Website: www.boscheastafrica.co.ke

Melanie Elsworth, Brand Manager, Bosch Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Tel +27 31 535 6000  

E-mail elsworthm@boschholdings.co.za 

Web www.boschholdings.co.za

Released by Lindy Morton, Festivitas 083 268 6666  festivitas@dbnmail.co.za                              

August 2023

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