Ishida Europe is opening a dedicated office for East Africa to provide localised sales, service and spares support to food processors and packers throughout the region.

The new office in Nairobi will include a fully equipped demonstration area, featuring a selection of Ishida’s latest weighing, packing and inspection solutions for a wide variety of markets including snacks, fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds, confectionery, biscuits and bakery.

It will enable the company to provide a fast-response service in the supply and support of individual machines and also the design and installation of complete packing lines.

In addition, the office is being co-located with international food processing equipment specialist Heat & Control. This will allow snacks companies in the region to benefit from the Ishida/Heat & Control alliance for the devising of  wall-to-wall snacks processing and packing line solutions.