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Cummins leases warehouse space in Ghana for West Africa distribution

Cummins has leased the space for a West Africa distribution centre. (Image source: Agility)

Logistics company Agility said it has leased warehouse space in Ghana to diesel engine maker Cummins its West Africa distribution centre

The warehouse facility is eight kilometres away from Ghana’s main seaport and is accessible from the Aflao highway which connects Ghana to Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria.

Agility said that its facility uses energy efficient roof and side insulated panels, wind-driven roof fans, skylights for natural lighting, energy-saving LED bulbs and solar-powered streetlights.

The warehouse will recycle paper, plastic, metal, and carton waste, reducing the company's carbon footprint.

“Product distribution can be fast-tracked, either by road, sea or air. By choosing the Agility Warehouse Park, Cummins has addressed one of the biggest constraints to companies doing business in West Africa – the lack of quality infrastructure,” Felix Bani, Cummins operations manager, central supply chain operations, said.

“We believe that the provision of international standard warehouses in Africa for storage, distribution and light manufacturing is one of the fundamental building blocks necessary for economic growth. The Agility Warehouse Parks enable companies, whether multinationals such as Cummins, or small and medium enterprises, to access quality infrastructure easily, quickly and cost-effectively,” Geoffrey White, CEO, Agility Africa, said.

Agility is a publicly traded company with more than US$4.6bn in revenue and employs more than 22,000 people across 100 countries.

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