Achelis is a long-established German trading company, founded in 1826, with headquarters in the Hanseatic City of Bremen and a network of affiliated companies and agencies in numerous countries in East Africa and Asia. The group can look back on 55 years of expertise and local presence in its core markets and countries.
The Joh. Achelis & Söhne GmbH in Bremen is active in the project business and participates mainly in international tenders in various African countries. Here, the subsidiaries or local agents are involved in the respective markets. The projects mainly include deliveries from the Healthcare / Scientific, Technical / Industrial, Energy / Water and Oil / Gas sectors.
In the core markets of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda , the subsidiaries also have local business activities. Sales are made on own account mainly in the area of technical & industrial equipment. In addition, service work (maintenance and repair) is performed by our own workshops. In all three countries, there are also separate subsidiaries active in the leasing business.
The activities in Asia are now limited to purchasing for the project business in Bremen. With the sale of the Achelis company in Taiwan at the end of 2017, the group only has one company in Hong Kong, whose activities were discontinued years ago. Achelis is therefore today a pure Africa company with the clear objective of expanding both the product portfolio and the sales markets on the African continent.