Geotechnical construction companies Franki Africa and Keller Middle East to merge

Dulce Simoes Uncategorised

Keller’s geotechnical construction businesses in Africa and the Middle East are joining together as one integrated business unit called Middle East Africa, branded as Keller, from 1 January, 2021.

“We have a very proud history of success in both Africa and the Middle East,” explains Thorsten Holl, , President EMEA. “Combining our capabilities whilst improving efficiency will strengthen our position, and ultimately give us the best platform for further growth and success.”

Time to transition

The new structure will go into effect on 1 January 2021.

“We are making this announcement well in advance to ensure that the transition is planned and executed smoothly and January is a logical starting point for the new organisation,” says Thorsten. “In the meantime, everyone remains firmly focused on continuing to win and execute work safely and successfully day to day.”

Prior to 1 January, clients will see no change. The current business units, Franki Africa and Keller Middle East, will continue to bid and secure work and existing projects will continue as planned and clients will continue to work with the same people.

Thorsten concludes: “We are confident these actions will help Keller achieve its ambition to be the leading geotechnical contractor in Africa and the Middle East.”