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22 April 2024 | 11:55

AGL Rwanda lays the foundation stone for the extension of its logistics warehouse in Kigali

On April 15, 2024, AGL Rwanda, one of the country’s leading logistics operators, officially launched the extension of its state-of-the-art logistics warehouse located within the Kigali Special Economic Zone (KSEZ). During an official visit by Diego Aponte, CEO of MSC and shareholder of AGL, accompanied by Philippe Labonne, CEO of AGL, and Nicolas Sartini, Member of the Supervisory Board of AGL, a ceremony was held to lay the foundation stone of the new warehouse, symbolizing the beginning of this ambitious project.

Indeed, in March 2024, AGL Rwanda began a strategic extension phase to meet the growing demand for logistics in the region. The 5,000-square-meter warehouse is an essential addition to the country’s logistics infrastructure. Equipped with cold chain facilities, it will enable optimal management of temperature-controlled goods, especially to address public health challenges by enabling the efficient management of essential products such as medicines and perishable goods. Valued at US$10 million, this contract logistics extension project demonstrates AGL’s commitment to Rwanda’s economic development. With its 21,000 square meters of bonded and duty-free warehouses spread over 6 sites in the Prime Economic Zone (PEZ), the company is a go-to partner for local and international companies.

In addition, this extension will create employment opportunities for Rwandans willing to invest in logistics-related trades and strengthen Rwanda’s position as a logistics hub in the region.

«This project testifies to the company's ability to implement innovative solutions to bring the Rwandan industry to the best international standard. It also represents a guarantee of confidence for the future of all our local employees.» Roger Nkubito, CEO of AGL Rwanda
«The symbolic laying of the foundation stone of this new warehouse marks a new stage in the development of AGL's activities in Rwanda. We are honored to count on the support and commitment of our local partners in the realization of this project, and we are happy to continue our growth together, while contributing to the economic development of Rwanda» Philippe Labonne, CEO of AGL

About AGL Rwanda

Since 1965, AGL Rwanda has been the leading logistics operator in Rwanda, offering a full range of end-to-end logistics services, including import and export sea and air freight, customs clearance, bonded warehousing, contract logistics, distribution and transit. With a team of more than 236 people, more than 60% of whom are under the age of 35 and 43% are women, AGL stands out for its recruitment strategy focused on youth and training, in partnership with local universities. Committed as a key partner in Rwanda’s economic development, the company works to support national growth and foster regional and global integration.

Press contacts:

Myriam Izabayo, Marketing Officer – AGL Rwanda
myriam.izabayo@aglgroup.com – +250 788226210

Rachel Hounsinou, Media Relations Manager – AGL
rachel.hounsinou@aglgroup.com – M. +33(0)6 43 27 16 91

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