New production venture 

E-Wave partners with the Slovenian Roto Group and Kenyan investors, founds ‘Kewat Industries Ltd.’

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Photo from left: Matjaz Pavlinjek – Roto, Nilesh Jasani  – Thames, Wolfgang Gregor, E-Wave

E-Wave partners the Slovenian Roto Group and Kenyan investors, to found  ‘Kewat Industries Ltd.’

Together with Kenyan investors and the Slovenian Roto Group, E-Wave invests in a new manufacturing company in Kenya.

The purpose of the company is to manufacture and sell large-volume PE products using the rotational moulding process. The first step will be the production of polyethylene (PE) boats for the fishing industry at Lake Victoria, and subsequently products for waste water treatment and water storage.

The investment for the start-up phase amounts to approx. € 3 million. Financing is provided from own funds and loans from local banks. Kewat is dimensioned to produce up to 3.000 boats per year in full operation. Start of production is the 2nd quarter of 2024.


After the most successful market and feasibility study, the foundation of Kewat Industries and our investment was a logical step. With the Slovenian Roto Group and the local partner Thames, we have found two champions who ensure all aspects of a successful and profitable business.

Christoph Roderer

CEO, E-Wave GmbH

With Kewat Industries Ltd. we bring a new technology to East Africa which is urgently needed to make the continent less dependent on imports. The business model was compelling and our consortium partners are a windfall. We thank E-Wave for their entrepreneurship and their courage to convince European partners to invest in Africa.

Nilesh Jasani

CEO Thames Group – Kenya

As a market leader in the rotomoulding industry , we are already successfully positioned in Europe. The step to establish a production in Africa was challenging and is only possible with partners we can rely on. Without the co-participation of E-Wave we would not have entered this adventure.

Nusa Pavlinjek

Managing Director Roto Group – Slovenia


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