Company Profile

 

MISSION STATEMENT

To be a one stop service for fitted kitchens, cabinetry and storage solutions of unmatched creativity and quality in order to maximize the value of properties for our clients and enhance the living standards of the end user.

We support Architects, Interior Designers, Property developers and Homeowners to realize their cabinetry ideas into real, customized, quality products. This allows the stakeholders to specify exactly what they want rather than being limited to what is locally known and available. We relieve you of the ‘headache’ of manufacturing, sourcing and procuring what is needed for your dream interior.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Foresight Interiors Ltd (formerly Kitchen Direct Ltd) was established to cater for the interior décor requirements of all types of property owners and stakeholders. The company is dynamic, creative and quality driven.

We are constantly innovating new concepts and endeavoring to deliver on customer requirements by being flexible and willing to look further than our current product range at any time.

We aim to truly customize solutions and bring the clients dream to realization. Whether it is a tightly budgeted housing project, a classy hotel or realization of a lifelong dream home, we will endeavor to deliver.

All products are tailored to developers or stakeholders of the following property types;

  • Residential single units
  • Residential multi -unit properties
  • Commercial properties i.e. offices and shops
  • Hotels and Restaurants
  • Institutions e.g. Schools, Hospitals

Working together with you, we look at the budget and requirements and combine creativity with regional and international sourcing to attain the end product or finish desired without the constraints of the limited options available locally.

The company currently comprises of over 130 highly competent staff capable of handling complex design, manufacture and logistical issues. We have access to subcontractors and temporary staff when needed for very large projects.
We import components, raw materials and finished products from Germany, Austria, Egypt, India, United Kingdom, Central and South Africa.

We are able to undertake projects in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Burundi and Somalia.

COMPANY HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT

Foresight Interiors, formerly Kitchen Direct Ltd was incorporated in July 2007. It began operations in October 2007.

During its first year of operation, the main focus was on fitted kitchens and wardrobes. In early 2009, various relationships were formed with international suppliers to increase our offering to the market. Due to these developments the choice was made to change the Company name to better reflect the wider product offerings and the direction of the company.

Our main premise is along on Ngong Road in Dagoretti, Nairobi in a single building containing the offices showroom and factory.

We operate another storage and production facility further along Ngong Road, Near Ngong Town.

We are equipped to ensure production quality to match international standards. These include panel saws, overhead routers, edge banders, spindle molders, band saws, sanding machines, and clamping systems, spraying equipment, compressors and various other power tools.

CURRENT SHOWROOM

We have a modern showroom on Ngong Road in Nairobi exhibiting the latest styles in kitchens, wardrobes and cabinetry in trendy designs which incorporate functionality and creativity.

We aim to open more showrooms in the near future.

CLIENTELE

In our short history of over four years, we have proven to have the desire, innovation and ability to fulfill our client’s requirements in excess of their expectations.
We have been privileged to work on many developments and individual properties totaling to over 800 units as of March 2012. The range of projects have been diverse from complete home renovations, Fitting of Kitchens and Wardrobes, Office fit-outs, Shop fit-outs, bakery fit-outs, Medical office fit-out, Hotel room refurbishment and others.

Approximately 50% these projects have been for developers or commercial clients and 50% have been for Individual Homeowners.

PRODUCT LINE
  1. KITCHENS
  • Fitted kitchens 
  • Kitchen renovation  - Including associated demolition & building works
  • Kitchen appliances – supply and installation
  • Worktops - Granite & Quartz
  • Kitchen accessories

 

  1. CABINETRY & STORAGE SOLUTIONS
  • Wardrobes
  • Bathroom cabinetry
  • Display units
  • Studies & home offices
  • Bars & cellars
  • Office & shop fit-outs,
  • Desks & reception counters,
  • Filing cabinets
  • Any other customized units on client request
  1. CUT & EDGE
  • We offer Cutting and Edging of materials for Do-it yourself installations.
  • FLOORING
  • Flooring – Laminate and engineered wood flooring
  1. DESIGN SERVICES
  • We have a dedicated team of product designers who customize our products offering to the client
  • We work in synergy with you and your project team to achieve your interiors vision

 

We are consistently innovating and improving our products and services. Our products all carry guarantees, some as long as 10 years and because we manufacture ourselves, we can easily make any replacement part quickly.

VALUE FOR MONEY

With the ever increasing demand for quality finishes in the property market, we have undertaken the task of beating often inflated local market prices while offering high quality products to guarantee value for money.

We do this by sourcing the best raw materials or components internationally and doing our own local value adding or manufacturing using these materials.
 
This ensures savings on high international labour costs while creating employment and career advancement opportunities. It also advances manufacturing capability of our East African region.

Our constant investment in training, state of the art mechanization and strict quality control ensures the quality of these products.

DESIGN

We have a dedicated design department with 2 senior design consultants, 2 design consultants and 2 design assistants from both interior design and architectural backgrounds.
We work with advanced software for 3-D representation including Archicad, Autocad, Artlantis, Sketchup, Articad, 3D Max, Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel draw and others.

We relieve architects and interior designers from the task of detailing kitchen and cabinetry layouts by providing these at no cost especially where we are involved from an early stage.

Our strong design focus means we are in a position to add more value to your project as a part of your project team.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

From the very first time we meet potential clients, we have management structures in place. From the marketing, initial design consultation, design amendments, placing of the order, manufacture, and installation and through to the product guarantee period.

During the actual installation, all projects are assigned to qualified installation teams led by experienced team leaders.
The teams are further managed by our project supervisors. The project supervisors have vehicles and manage multiple sites by making constant visits to ensure the project is delivered on time and to the quality required.

 COMPANY STRUCTURE

We currently have a fulltime staff of over 130 and have access to additional trained installers for when we need to scale up quickly to undertake large projects.

The breadth of expertise is wide as the company consists of Interior designers, Project Managers, Civil Engineers, Site supervisors, Logistic handlers, Carpenters, Finishers and other support staff.

 

Some of the key staff are:

Sam Wanjohi – Founder and Managing Director
Sam has experience in civil engineering, project management and property renovations and fit-outs both in the United Kingdom and Kenya.
He provides the overall vision, direction and growth for the company, leads the innovation of new concepts, designs and products and maintains client relationships.

Thomas Mambo – General Manager
Thomas holds a degree in Information systems and technology. He is a chartered accountant and is currently pursuing a Masters in business administration MBA.
Prior to joining Foresight he was general manager for a large shipping and logistics. Over earlier years, he held roles in business analysis, accounts, logistics, marketing and ICT in three well known companies.
His wide range of experience gives him the ability to manage day to day operations as well as oversea import processes and implementation of I.T Systems and best practices.

Patrick Wabule – Design and Marketing manager
Patrick heads a team of talented designers and passionate marketers.
He is an experienced manager who was previously head of marketing for a well known property development company in Nairobi. This enables him to interact well with industry players as he understands what is needed in interiors to maximize the developer’s returns in projects targeted at different income groups.
He also coordinates the design process by guiding skilled designers on their deliverables.

Gerald Mitaru – Financial Controller
Gerald is a chartered accountant and auditor. He overseas the companies revenue generation and expenditure and ensures compliance with authorities such as KRA, NSSF, NHIF.

David Kamau – Production manager
David has over 25 years experience in furniture production on a commercial scale and was previously a supervisor at the largest furniture manufacturer in East Africa, Project furniture ltd prior to its closure.

He heads a team of over 60 factory staff, each of whom are trained in their area of specialization. His experience enables us to innovate new kitchen and cabinetry construction methods and plan for our machinery requirements accordingly.

 

Joyce Mbaka – Logistics and Service delivery manager
Joyce heads a team that conducts the company’s purchases of materials, transport and the timely delivery of finished products from our factory to the client’s premises.

Her team is also responsible for scheduling installations and updating clients on the status of their orders from the date of order to completion.

Position vacant – Projects manager
We are currently recruiting for this role; meanwhile it is effectively being managed by others.

Catherine Kariuki – Human resources & Office Administrator
Catherine is in charge of all office and staff related duties including ensuring their good welfare. Foresight Interiors cares for its staff and we strive to create a nurturing working environment for maximum productivity and personal growth.

 

SUMMARY

Having done substantial sourcing and partnering, we have ensured our suppliers are of the highest quality with reasonable lead times and the necessary backup service for eventualities.

We will continually and tirelessly search for reliable suppliers to offer our market the trend setting variety and quality which is currently lacking and which is needed to enable us to become the leading supplier of property interiors’ materials and fittings.

We are committed to bringing the cost of good design and interiors down and are building the functional facilities to achieve higher efficiency and economies of scale.
We offer a guarantee of 1 to 10 years on all of the fitted interiors and therefore you can have peace of mind for you and your client.

To achieve great interiors at reasonable cost is a task that is often compromised because of non-specialization and leaving the design and procurement till the end of the project.

Our aim is to be your specialist interiors suppliers of choice, incorporating modern, trendy interiors from the early design stage of your project by working with your project team and adding value through our expertise. The end result shall be well thought out interiors that help deliver the goals of the stakeholders.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

For further clarifications, insight or to request for a presentation to members of your organization, please contact:

Sam Wanjohi                                  Patrick Wabule

Managing Director                                        Design and Marketing Manager
0726 797671                                                 0723 538 773

FORESIGHT INTERIORS LTD
Tel: 020 2664783/4
Safcom: 0721 904 266
Airtel: 0737 904 266
Fax: 020 2664779
Email:    info@foresightgroup.co.ke
Website: www.foresightgroup.co.ke