FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, has announced its expansion in East Africa by offering customers in Kenya direct access to a number of FedEx services for the first time.
FedEx Express sees new development supporting the country’s coordinated efforts and broader strategy to diversify the national economy.
Businesses and individuals in Kenya can now take advantage of extensive international coverage to and from more than 220 countries and territories, competitive pricing and a wider service portfolio, connecting businesses to new markets and customers across the globe.
FedEx customers in Kenya will now enjoy the benefits of FedEx customer service, enhanced sales support and dedicated account management staffed from the new FedEx offices in the market.
“We see great potential for East Africa. With a rising middle class, and the growing integration of Africa’s markets, Kenya remains poised for future growth.” said Jack Muhs, Regional President of the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa (MEISA) region at FedEx Express.
Kenya’s medium-term growth is projected to rebound to about 5.6 per cent over the medium term – on assumption that investor confidence will be restored soon after the COVID19 pandemic is contained.
Muhs said that in spite of the setbacks from COVID-19, with Kenya’s growing young population, a dynamic private sector, highly skilled workforce, improved infrastructure, and its pivotal role in East Africa, FedEx Express remained committed to supporting economic sustainability across Kenya and the continent as a whole, connecting Kenya’s businesses with 99 per cent of the world’s GDP.
“FedEx continues to adapt to the changing world around us, and are ready to support the reopening of trade within Africa, and across the globe, supporting economic sustainability across the continent.” said Muhs.
FedEx says it is committed to delivering critical supplies to healthcare providers and communities in need, as Kenya and countries around the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.