EAGM; Established in 1951 in Mombasa, Kenya, is a privately owned family business currently being headed by the third generation of the family. In the last 20 years EAGM has expanded regionally to Uganda, Tanzania and has recently begun operations in Southern India. The Mombasa base today serves as the Head Office for the entire group.
From the time of inception, EAGM has partnered and promoted ARC International’s (then JG Durand Et Cie) brands, starting in Kenya and expanding to Uganda in the 1960’s. However, the Uganda operations were closed due to the poor political climate in Uganda at the time. In the following years, the Kenyan market evolved with the emergence of a strong middle class, which saw formal retailing develop helping the Kenyan business grow to new heights. It was at this stage that the third generation entered the business arena to capitalize on the economic growth in Kenya and to drive the expansion into Uganda (1993) and Tanzania (1996) with a stronger association with the same brands from Arc International. Within a short time from inception of the branches in Uganda and Tanzania, EAGM decided to invest in properties in Kampala and Dar es Saalam, which now houses its offices, showroom and warehousing facility to service their local markets.
EAGM in 2009 tied up with Arc International, RAK Porcelain and Sunnex to begin EAGM Hotel & Catering Supplies focusing on the Food Service segment in India. It has since set up its Indian head office in Chennai and has spread with satellite showrooms in Kochi, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad. South of India being vast, EAGM has strongly worked on its distribution model and appointed distributors in the main cities and towns across the states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Gujarat.
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