- July 1, 2021
Cyrus Doors entrance into Nigeria boosts furniture exports
Launched in January 2019, the Alaro City, a new mixed-use city in the Lekki Free Zone of Lagos State, is planned as a 2,000-hectare mixed-income, city-scale development with industrial and logistics locations, complemented by offices, homes, schools, healthcare facilities, hotels, entertainment and 150 hectares (370 acres) of parks and open spaces.
The city is a partnership between Rendeavour, Africa’s largest new city builder and Lagos State with over 3.5km of initial road networks and a modular 50MVA power plant under construction. About 40 firms are now operational or in various stages of building their facilities in the city.
The recent entrance of Cyrus Doors and Joinery into the Alaro City has now boosted furniture export profile for the most populous African country.
The Chief Executive Officer of Cyrus Doors and Joinery, Alero Imo, revealing that the company plans to expand into the Sub-Saharan Africa’s construction scene and will use its new factory in the Alaro City to manufacture furniture and enhance training of local artisans said, “The new facility will enhance our ability to produce doors, wardrobes, and kitchens of international standards.
“In seeking the perfect place to host this new facility; the choice of Alaro City was an easy one. It is not only a city with international standards but also a free trade zone. For us, that is important as we now position ourselves to export to the world proudly-produced Nigerian doors and furniture”.
Addressing newsmen, Chairman of Alaro City, Ayo Gbeleyi, said that the growth of the Nigeria’s export was critical to development and commended the Lagos state government for playing a pivotal role in building and sustaining such
vital partnerships with private sector, giving birth to Alaro City.
“It is heart-warming to see that Nigerian furniture will be exported as Cyrus Doors and Joinery join an elite group of businesses in Alaro City that are making history in diversifying Nigeria’s economy and boosting the nation’s manufacturing and export profile. From composite gas cylinders to doors, Nigeria is emerging as an export powerhouse and we thank the Lagos State Government and Rendeavour for making Alaro City irresistible to forward-thinking innovators and builders”, Gbeleyi said.
Some of the pioneering firms currently in Alaro City include: Starium FZE, a subsidiary of BUA Group; Mantrac Caterpillar; and Ariel Foods FZE, the largest and most technically advanced ready-to-eat therapeutic foods producer in Africa.