Building & Construction Industry

{MEP services, Building Interiors & Finishes, Building Envelope & Special Construction, Construction Tools & Building Materials, and Construct Technologies & Building Automation}

The face of the Sub-Sahara – African construction industry is changing. Construction projects on the continent are getting bigger and more complex. According to recent reports, this is owing to rapid urbanization, strong economic growth, a rising middle class and regional integration in many of Sub-Sahara – Africa’s 46 nations. All make for the ever increasing demand in Africa’s construction industry, as big infrastructure projects get under way on the continent. This development leaves industry stakeholders with a lot of questions on how to best secure funding for a project, what is needed for successful project management, what projects have priority and how to access the African market place.

In addition, Africa’s population has reached the one billion mark and is projected to exceed 2 billion by 2050. Our continent has the world’s highest birth and fertility rates which makes it the fastest growing population on the planet.

Shelter remains a basic need for millions of Africans who need a roof over their heads. Now and in the near future, there is (and will be) an explosive demand for housing.

This demand provides a lucrative potential to investors and entrepreneurs who are investing in residential buildings and real estate projects. Governments across the continent are also investing in public housing projects to reduce the deficit in many towns and cities.

This population-driven investment in real estate projects by both investors and governments is leading to a growing demand for all types of building and construction materials.

At SIHL, our business is to enhance the competitiveness of offshore enterprises in the building and construction sector and help them to capture the opportunities for increased trade and investment in Sub-Sahara – Africa brought about by globalization and economic liberalization.

Successful business linkages involve more than simple matchmaking activities between offshore enterprises and local suppliers; Skylinks is uniquely positioned to assist our partners in identifying lucrative market access for building and construction products.

Services offered to the International Construction & Building Companies:

Building Materials/ Fittings/ Bathroom and Kitchen ware

  • Source for direct orders
  • Identifying market opportunities

Solar Equipment/ Solar water heaters/ Water pumps/ Heaters

  • Establish distribution network for distributors and suppliers

Adhesives/ Water proof and Paint Manufacturers

  • Identifying market opportunities in sub-Saharan market
  • Source projects/ Dealers and distributors across the sub-Saharan Market