In many ways, Cyrus Doors and Joinery’s move to join other elite group of companies in Alaro City is a big boost to Nigeria’s furniture export business.
As a leading Nigerian manufacturer and installer of furniture and joinery products, Cyrus plays a pivotal role in the manufacture of furniture and joinery subsector of the Nigerian building construction industry.
It plans to expand into the Sub-Saharan Africa construction market and will use its new factory in Alaro City to manufacture furniture and enhance training of local artisans.
“The new facility will enhance our ability to produce doors, wardrobes, and kitchens of international standards,” said Alero Imo, CEO, Cyrus Doors and Joinery. “In seeking for the perfect place to host this new facility, the choice of Alaro City was an easy one,” the CEO disclosed.
Alaro City is not only a city with international standards, but also a free trade zone which, for Cyrus, is important as they position themselves to export to the world proudly-produced Nigerian doors and other items of furniture.
Ayo Gbeleyi, chairman of Alaro City, says the growth of Nigeria’s export profile is critical to economic development and commends Lagos State government for playing a pivotal role in building and sustaining vital partnerships with the private sector which gave birth to Alaro City.
“It is heart-warming to see that Nigerian furniture will be exported as Cyrus Doors and Joinery joins an elite group of businesses in Alaro City that are making history in diversifying Nigeria’s economy and boosting the nation’s manufacturing and export profile,” he noted recently.
“From composite gas cylinders to doors, Nigeria is emerging as an export powerhouse and we thank the state government and Rendeavour for making Alaro City irresistible to forward-thinking innovators and builders,” he added.
Launched in January 2019, Alaro City is planned as a 2,000-hectare mixed-income, city-scale development with industrial and logistics locations. These are complemented by offices, homes, schools, healthcare facilities, hotels, entertainment and 150 hectares (370 acres) of parks and open spaces.
Alaro City is a partnership between Rendeavour, Africa’s largest new city builder, and Lagos State, the economic and financial nerve centre of Nigeria. Over 3.5km of initial road networks and a modular 50MVA power plant are under construction. Over 40 companies are operational or in various stages of building their facilities in the city.
Among the pioneering companies in Alaro City is Starium FZE, a subsidiary of BUA Group. Others include Mantrac Caterpillar, Ariel Foods FZE, the largest and most technically advanced ready-to-eat therapeutic foods producer in Africa, and HMD.