Gearbox Europlacer is a joint venture, high-mix, low-volume electronic manufacturing services (EMS) facility based in Nairobi, Kenya.
High-mix, low-volume explained: We use dedicated machines that allow for flexibility in terms of switching between multiple projects/designs simultaneously.
We aim to catalyse the burgeoning electronics hardware sector in the region by providing:
Quick-turnaround electronic manufacturing services to mature companies, start-ups and innovators.
By keeping the entire electronic value chain in Kenya (from solution to design, manufacturing, distribution, and product life cycle support), we ensure the maximum transfer of value that will establish a solid foundation for a new growth-positive, high-technology sector not only in East and Central Africa, but across the continent.
MachineANI SMT is a for-profit organisation within the Gearbox Ecosystem.
Established in 2020, also based in Nairobi, the organisation’s mission to rapidly scale electronic manufacturing capability in the country, building on the foundation established by Gearbox.
Parable Trust is a not-for-profit organisation based in the UK that focuses on developing talent and financing to many start-ups, micro businesses in the UK and worldwide.
Europlacer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Parable Trust and is a global leader in the development of Surface Mount (SMT) “Pick-and-place” machinery. Europlacer has won many awards for its innovation
Wellers Impact is a London head-quartered impact investor, FCA authorised, works with ethical partners to enable transformative community impact.
Wellers Impact is passionate about using fair economics to transform lives and communities whilst generating risk-adjusted, market-rate returns for investors