30 Oct

MiDCOM Group sponsors Diwali Scramble 2016 at Emirates Golf Club

MiDCOM Group sponsors Diwali Scramble 2016 at Emirates Golf Club

MiDCOM group held its third successive annual Diwali Scramble Golf Tournament on the 29th of October 2016 at the picturesque Majlis course at Emirates Golf club. Every year, this event draws avid golfers from all over the UAE and this year was no different as this year witnessed a fabulous turnout of 128 players. Gokul Mani, Pavan Nihalani, Ian McDonald and June Mcdonald combined well on the Majlis course to make an array of birdies and win the Midcom Diwali Scramble with a 58.2 tally. The competition was strong with only 0.4 points separating the top three teams. Stathis Stathis, Haris Michaelides, Naima Maya and Tania Sangani signed for a 58.5 total to take runners-up place. Ishu Rupani, Harish Rupani, Ed Hesson and Eddie Hesson also produced an excellent display with a 58.6.
The event was followed by games were and a cultural extravaganza where there were special Bhangra and Contemporary dance performances showcased by students of a well-known dance academy in Dubai. The evening concluded with a grand gala dinner and party that carried on till the wee hours of the night.
A special thank you to all the participants and guests for their support and enthusiasm. Here’s wishing everyone a wonderful year ahead!

15 Sep

FERO hosts Launch Event at iHub, Nairobi

FERO hosts Launch Event at iHub, Nairobi

Looking to expand its footprint in the vast and ever so desirable Kenyan Smartphone Market, FERO recently unveiled its latest range of mobile phones with a press conference at the iHub Technical Innovation Center in Nairobi. Local media, Tech Bloggers and business representatives were presented with a firsthand experience of all FERO smartphone models currently available in Kenya. FERO smartphones will now be available in all the major retail stores across the country.

FERO continues to expand its reach across the East African market and ensures to pay close attention to different consumer needs within the nation. Kenyan consumers can expect total support for their devices in the future, as well as new unannounced releases soon.

02 Sep

MStore brand expansion in Africa

MStore brand expansion in Africa

MiDCOM focuses on retail growth with MStore's retial expansion

MStore retail operations to grow from 300 outlets to over 2,000 outlets by 2020. The expansion will make it the largest mobile and electronics retailer in Africa.
MStore currently has a presence across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana and Togo. The retail expansion will see the store increase its presence in these markets and enter new markets, including Chad, Ivory Coast and Senegal.
Mr. Akash Kumar, Midcom Group’s managing director, said: “The expansion of MStore is the latest realization of that growth strategy, which any other international organization moving into these markets would struggle to replicate.
“The expansion of MStore will support another of our businesses, FERO, the line of mobile phones we recently launched, by providing full sales and technical support to Fero customers across our markets.” Midcom Group’s new Fero range of mobile phones are designed in the UAE specifically for Africa and Middle East markets, offering 16 models.
The retail store also provides technical support for customers facing issues with their devices, with a 48 hour turnaround time guarantee to resolve customer issues.
Read More:
Midcom to launch 100 new Kenya stores in Africa growth: Business Daily Africa
Phones distributor Midcom to spend Sh5bn on new stores: The Star
Midcom in KSh 5 billion retail expansion plan: Business Today
Midcom Group is to invest USD 50 million to create the largest mobile and electronics retail operations: African Telecoms News
Mobile phone vendor Midcom to invest $50m to fuel its pan-African expansion: Techmoran

21 Aug

Lato Milk sponsors Bright Stars Football Club

Lato Milk sponsors Bright Stars Football Club

Lato Milk is proud to sponsor Kawempe based premier league club Bright Stars FC ahead of their 2016/17 season which kicks off 19th August
The new jersey was officially revealed to the media on Wednesday morning at the Midcom offices, Acacia Avenue in Kampala.
Mr. Shayam Kotech, Director, Lato Milk said “I am very delighted to partner with Bright Stars football club. They are a very organized and have a big following to give our company mileage as we also start the journey of venturing into football.”The event was also attended by the Fufa president Eng. Moses Magogo who hailed the deal noting it’s one of the eight pillars of football development towards pro agenda.
“I don’t’ think there is any person happier than me. This is in line with the agenda of professionalizing football. I am very excited that clubs are getting partners and sponsors in line with the eight pillars of football development,” Magogo said.
Read More:
Bright Stars football club acquires shirt sponsors: Bright Stars FC
LATO in sponsorship deal with bright stars: Chimp Reports
Bright Stars FC to eat like kings from Lato Milk: Showbiz Uganda
Bright Stars FC announce LATO Milk as their new official sponsor: Soka25east
Azam Uganda Premier League side bright stars land UGX 130m boast from Lato Milk: The Investigator News
Bright Stars unveil shirt sponsor ahead new season: Big Eye
Bright Stars secures 100m USh LATO Milk sponsorship: NewVision

01 Aug

FERO Mobile Phones launched in Middle East and Africa

FERO Mobile Phones launched in Middle East and Africa

We recently announced the launch of a new range of mobile phones designed in the UAE specifically for the African and Middle East markets. The new mobile brand, FERO offers 16 models, from entry-level feature phones through to sophisticated premium smartphones targeting the top end of the market.

Mr. Akash Kumar, Managing Director, MiDCOM Group said, “We have been a distributor of all leading mobile phone brands in Africa for the last 13 years, so we already have an extensive network and partnerships in place for channel and distribution, catering to the major African markets,” he said. “The years of experience and in-depth market knowledge made it an obvious choice for MiDCOM to launch its own brand. Consumers are very well informed, and good quality products at competitive pricing is paramount. This, coupled with the logistics of distribution in Africa, is the barrier to others and the real strength of MiDCOM”

The full product range will now be on sale in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, Senegal and Togo.

Read More:

  • Midcom Group launches mobile phone range for Africa and Middle East: GulfNews
  • UAE-based Midcom Group launches mobile phone range for Africa and MEA: Emirates News Agency
  • Midcom launches mobile phone range for Africa and ME: Business Zoom
  • UAE-designed mobile phone launched for MEA: Gulf Today
  • UAE mobile company to tap African market with $8 phones: The National
  • Midcom Group launches mobile phone range for Africa and Middle East: World News
  • UAE conglomerate targets MEA mobile device market: Mobile World Live
  • Midcom Group launches mobile phones for the African market: Techloy
  • UAE-based Midcom Group Launches Mobile Phone Range: Mediavataarme
  • New producer to capitalize on existing African network with 16 handsets: Your Communication News
  • Midcom Group launches mobile phone range for Africa and Middle East: Headline News
  • UAE mobile company to tap African market with $8 phones: Total UAE
  • Midcom Group makes play for middle ground in MEA device market: Fierce Wireless
22 Jun

President Museveni commissions Pearl Dairy Farms Ltd

President Museveni commissions Pearl Dairy Farms Ltd

The President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni commended Pearl Dairy Farms for its intensive financial investment in the country and generating employment in the region.

At the event he said “Uganda currently generates 2.2bn litres of milk but only consume 800m liters. We currently sell USD 50m per year worth of milk, but with endeavors like these we shall certainly be making six times that (USD 300m) in a few years. Surprisingly, we have been able to generate this much milk and yet feed our cattle rather sub-standard grass. If only our people could pay more attention to the type of grass they feed their cattle, we would be doing much better.”

Midcom Group started Pearl Dairy in 2013 and has for the past three years bought over 200 million liters of milk from farmers by offering competitive prices amidst seasonal fluctuations and global dairy prices.

Mr. Bhasker Kotecha, the Founder and Chairman of Midcom Group expressed his gratitude to the different stakeholders who have played “pivotal roles” in the success of the company.

“Pearl Dairy Farms is thankful to the Government of Uganda under the leadership of His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for the conducive and attractive policies; both investment and economic that have enabled Pearl Dairy exist and flourish in Uganda” he said.

“Furthermore, the ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries and the Dairy Development Authority have been pivotal with continued guidance. Last but not least, the farmers that have consistently supplied us with high quality milk consistently without waiver- we are eternally grateful,” Mr. Kotecha, added.

Devendra Seth, Managing Director, Pearl Dairy said that they will continue to provide training to farmers and cooperative societies and on strategies to stimulate milk consumption.

As part of their quality control measures, Pearl Dairy Limited has also distributed over 2000 milk cans to farmers at no profit in order to ensure clean milk transportation from the farm to the factory. Pearl Dairy Farms Ltd also shares best practices with farmers in milking, milk handling and hygiene.
Read More:

  • Museveni commissions Pearl Dairy Farms: The Insider
  • Uganda: President Museveni Commissions Pearl Dairy Lato Milk: All Africa
  • President Museveni commissions Pearl Dairy LATO milk: BusiWeek
  • President Musevni officialy commissioned Pearl Dairy Farms Ltd: Xclusive
09 May

Forbes Middle East awards Mr. Anand Kapoor as Top Indian Business Leaders in the Arab World 2016

Forbes Middle East awards Mr. Anand Kapoor as Top Indian Business Leaders in the Arab World 2016

Mr. Anand Kapoor, Founder and Vice Chairman of MiDCOM Group has been felicitated by Forbes Middle-east as one of the Top Indian Business Leaders in the Arab World, 2016. It is a matter of great pride for the group as he has been conferred this honor for the fourth year running.

He now ranks at 41st position in the Forbes Top Indian Business Leaders in the Arab World. The felicitation ceremony was held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Palm Jumeriah, Dubai.

Mr Anand Kapoor receiving Forbes 2016 Award
22 Mar

Mr. Anand Kapoor shares his insight at Africa CEO Forum in Cote’d Ivoire

Mr. Anand Kapoor shares his insight at Africa CEO Forum in Cote’d Ivoire

Founder and Vice-Chairman MiDCOM Group, Mr. Anand Kapoor was invited to share his insights on the challenges of doing business in Africa and how the economy has shaped in the recent years at the 2016 edition of the Africa CEO Forum, held in Abidjan – Cote d’Ivoire. A total of 1300+ companies participated in the event bringing together the most influential figureheads in global finance and the CEO’s of the continent’s biggest companies. He stressed on the value proposition that brands offers originating from Africa and how the brands have changed their marketing objective with respect to the aspiration values of customers in East and West Africa.

The two day event saw participants exchange their views and opinions on the issues affecting the economic development of African companies.

19 Mar

MStore partners with TIGO to launch 26 retail stores in Ghana

The African telecom giant Tigo partnered with Mstore, the multi-brand retail enterprise of MiDCOM Group to launch 26 retail stores in Ghana. Continuing its successful association with Tigo in Tanzania, MStore strengthened its partnership to provide customers with the best mobile phone shopping experience. The partnership and the Samsung S7 launch event was held at the Tigo Head office in Accra, Ghana.

Mr Anand Kapoor (Founder & Vice-Chairman, MiDCOM Group) and Ms. Roshi Motman (CEO, Tigo) signed the strategic partnership agreement which will enable both the companies to establish a cooperation in providing excellent customer mobile phone shopping experience. Mr. Anand Kapoor addressed the media “We are very happy to have signed this agreement with Tigo. This partnership will strengthen both ours and Tigo’s offering and add value to our customers. We very much look forward to working together with Tigo in Ghana.” He further added that “the Mstore-Tigo partnership will benefit our current and future customers greatly.”