The Kenya Industrialization Conference (KIC) 2023, organized by the Ministry of Investments, Trade and Industry, in collaboration with its stage agencies, partners, and private sector, took place with great success. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Accelerating AfCFTA Implementation through Value Chain Integration for Shared Prosperity’. The event featured panel discussions on key topics and an exhibition where companies showcased their manufacturing successes.
The conference was inaugurated on 20th November 2023 by the Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Investments, Trade and Industry, Hon. Rebecca Miano. NMC proudly participated in the exhibition as a sponsor, demonstrating its commitment to local manufacturing. At the NMC booth, various products were showcased, including the Tiba bed, Tofas brick making machines, lathe machines, and industrial parts.
In line with the theme of industrialization, NMC also highlighted a significant achievement in Kenya’s manufacturing history – the first locally manufactured vehicle in the late eighties and early nineties called ‘Nyayo Pioneer’. This served to raise awareness about Kenya’s capabilities in local manufacturing.
Mr. George Makateto, the Managing Director of NMC, played an active role as a session chair and panelist in various discussions on topics such as automotive, steel, cement, and sugar. These discussions provided valuable insights into the local market and opportunities for NMC’s products.
During the exhibition, NMC had the privilege of hosting esteemed dignitaries at its stand. On 20th November 2023, the Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Investments, Trade and Industry, Hon. Rebecca Miano, and H.E. Anne Waiguru, Governor of Kirinyaga County, visited the booth. They engaged in fruitful discussions on potential collaborations between the county and NMC.
On 21st November 2023, Dr. Paul Utuoma, the Governor of Busia County, and Dr. Juma Mukhwana, the Principal Secretary, also visited the NMC stand. They were particularly impressed with the Tiba Bed and Tofas brick making machine, expressing their willingness to collaborate with NMC for the benefit of their county.
The Kenya Industrialization Conference 2023 provided a platform for NMC to showcase its products, engage in meaningful discussions, and explore collaboration opportunities. NMC remains committed to contributing to Kenya’s industrial growth and looks forward to future endeavors in advancing local manufacturing.
June 7th, 2023, H.E. Dr. William Ruto, the President of the Republic of Kenya, toured the Numerical Machining Complex stand during the commissioning of the Electro-Deposition (ED) Paint Plant at Isuzu East Africa.
The commissioning of the ED Paint Plant marks a significant milestone for Isuzu East Africa as it seeks to enhance its manufacturing capabilities and meet the growing demand for high-quality vehicles in the region. The plant will allow Isuzu East Africa to produce vehicles with a superior finish and increased durability.
During his tour, the President was impressed by the auto parts, machinery and equipment manufactured by Numerical Machining Complex. NMC uses state-of-the-art facilities and specializes in precision machining, fabrication, and assembly of complex components for various industries.
The President affirmed that Kenya is committed to hosting more automotive players to increase local production of vehicles. He said the National Automotive Policy has created a conducive environment for firms to set up in Kenya. He noted that the policy has tamed instability in the sector, especially regarding tax laws.
The president praised Isuzu East Africa for its commitment to innovation and investment in advanced manufacturing technologies. He noted that the company’s investment in the ED Paint Plant and collaboration with local manufacturers like Numerical Machining Complex would create more job opportunities for Kenyans and contribute to the country’s economic growth.
NMC is committed to investing in advanced manufacturing technologies to produce auto parts that support vehicle manufacturers. This collaboration will drive economic growth and create job opportunities. Isuzu East Africa’s investment in cutting-edge technology and dedication to producing high-quality products is a testament to their commitment to the development of Kenya’s manufacturing sector.
The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Investments, Trade and Industry, Hon. Moses Kuria has appointed Mr. George Maketeto as the Acting Managing Director of Numerical Machining Complex (NMC) until the position is substantively and competitively filled. Mr. Maketeto takes over from Eng. David Mwadali who is proceeding on retirement.
Mr. Makateto holds a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Technology Education (Automotive Engineering) and a Bachelor of Technology Education (Automotive option). He also holds Kaizen Certification, ISO Certification, EIA Renewable Energy and RIO-SIYB.
He has over 29 years’ experience in accreditation and quality assurance, industrial development, promotion and productivity improvement.
Until his appointment, Mr. Makateto was the Snr. Technical Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Investments, Trade and Industry. Earlier, Mr. Makateto worked as the Director of Engineering at the Ministry of Investments, Trade and Industry and also Head of Scrap Metal Council. He has previously worked at the Acting Chief Executive Officer for Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA). Mr. Makateto served as Deputy Director Productivity at the National Productivity and Competitiveness Center, working for projects such as productivity improvement, 5S implementation and Kaizen/lean implementation to Public and Private sectors.
The Board of Directors, Management and Staff welcomes Mr. Makateto to NMC family.
NMC has installed a UMC-750 5-axis milling machine to strengthen its production capacity and meet customer expectations. The machine will enhance manufacturing of complex spare parts with variable geometry.
By making cuts at any angle with no difference in diameter or shape, the 5-axis milling machine improves accuracy and repeatability up to ten times over other machines. The machine offers greater accuracy when machining deeper parts and hardened materials, and offers higher yields and faster machining speeds.
5-axis machining is an effective means to reduce setups and increase accuracy for multi-sided and complex parts.
The 5-axis machine relies on a tool that moves in five different directions — X, Y, and Z, as well as A and B, around which the tool rotates. Using a 5-axis CNC machine lets operators approach a part from all directions in a single operation, eliminating the need to manually reposition the workpiece between operations. 5-axis CNC machining saves time and is ideal for creating complex and precise parts like those found in the medical, oil and gas, and aerospace industries.
The UMC-750 has an integrated dual-axis trunnion table with a 500 mm diameter platter that features standard T-slots and a precision pilot bore for fixturing versatility. The trunnion provides +120 and -35 degrees of tilt and 360 degrees of rotation to provide excellent tool clearance and large part capacity.
The installation of this new machine will compliment other machines and equipment that were recently procured and installed to enhance NMC’s capacity.
The other machines include a digital automated hot pressing hydraulic machine for manufacturing of composite railway brake blocks and a High precision 2000 Watts CNC Fiber Laser Cutting Machine to support mass fabrication.
We are inviting you to a supplier sensitization forum scheduled for Friday 24th June, 2022 between 10:30 and 12:30 at NMC offices.
During the exercise, we will be registering and updating our suppliers’ list. We therefore request that you carry the necessary statutory documents to support your registration.
Eng. David Mwadali, the Managing Director of Numerical Machining Complex limited, today handed over NMC Tiba beds to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Eldoret for demonstration purposes. Tiba bed, as it is christened, is a bed professionally and specially designed for hospitalized patients or others in need of some form of health care. This is one of NMC’s contribution to the Government’s Big 4 Agenda.
These beds have special features both for the comfort and well-being of the patient and for the convenience of health care workers. The beds were received by MTRH management team led by the CEO Dr. Wilson Aruasa.