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QTRON Industries Limited
Tel: +254 720 468 046
Funding Raised: Secured KES. 916,000 in seed funding in 2017 and KES. 4 M from SEED.
Funding Required: Seeking KES. 10M to scale up the production
Use of Proceeds:
- Production Capacity
Number of Employees: Not Available
Qtron Industries Limited (QIL) is a consumer and industrial electronic automation startup offering software and hardware support services. QIL ventured into a new field of industrial automation with 3D printing technology in a bid to mitigate environmental concerns and production costs.
In order to address environmental issues related to increasing e-waste, and to ensure their storage, transport, treatment, reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal is conducted in an environmentally sound manner, a proactive approach is essential. Thus the Qtron Industries Limited (QIL) initiated an e-waste management initiative that promotes economic, social as well as environmental objectives
- Design, manufacture of 3D printers for industry and consumer
- 3D printing services which include printing, scanning, designing of 3D models
- Developing 3D printing software and support services such as installation, calibration, periodic preventive maintenance.
- Offering training workshops
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QIL’s competitors include African Born 3D, FabLab Kenya, and Gearbox. However, to differentiate itself, QIL has developed a printing software that helps streamline the 3D printing experience. QIL offers
Business Model and Distribution Channels
QIL provides affordable consumer and industrial 3D printers, and associated 3D printing technology. It seeks to accelerate the advent of sustainable industrialization, by providing innovative green processes and place a 3D printer on the desktop of every educator, engineer, industrial designer, entrepreneur, and architect as well as in every home. Printers range from Ksh 35,000- Ksh 40,000 depending on specifications.
Traction to Date
To date, QIL has managed to refine the production of the printers thus able to meet the growing customer needs. Additionally, it has managed to acquire new customers through various market linkages established by NETFUND.
- Unique products
- Strong partnership with banana farmers
- Experienced management and production staff
- Gideon M. Makanga – Chairman
- Dr. R. K. Wanjogu – Vice Chair
- Patrick G Muriuki – Secretary / MD
- Nelson Muriuki – Treasurer
- Peter Muriithi – Patron