Our story

Mango Limited started production in Nairobi in August 1988 with a single employee.  We have expanded over the years and now employ 95 workers.  The factory is located on Factory Street in the Industrial Area. Mango is a Kenyan, private Limited Company, owned jointly by Mr. Bryan Scriven, a UK citizen, and Mr. Misheck Riungu, who is Kenyan. Mr. Scriven is the managing director.  He has over 40 years of experience in the furniture industry as designer, consultant and manufacturer. 

 

The Factory

The factory is divided into three sections:
  1. Woodwork
  2. Metalwork
  3. Upholstery
It is a mechanized factory with some 30 machine tools of all sorts.  It has a 180 Kva generator that can operate all 30 machines in the case of a power outage.  Consequently, it can deal with large orders quickly and efficiently

 

What we make

We have a complete range of standard models, which are either available in stock or can be produced in a few days.  Standard models are illustrated on our website

We also make custom-made furniture for hotels and other specialized users.  The procedure for making custom-made furniture is as follows:
We take your requirements, which are then written and agreed
We cost the item, we employ two quantity surveyors.  We may also make a preliminary sketch

After the cost is agreed, you pay us a deposit of 40 percent of the total value, including VAT.  We then produce a shop drawing
After the shop drawing is agreed, we go ahead and produce the item; payment of the balance follows on delivery.

Prices

The prices of our standard items are uniform at all our outlets. Prices are net without discount.  For sales, larger than 12 items, quantity discounts can be arranged.  Prices for custom-made articles are by negotiation.

Materials

The wood used is either from Kenya or the DRC; it is dried to 12 percent moisture content before it is made into furniture.  The factory possesses a 67 cubic meter timber drying kiln. The hardware (hinges, locks, drawer runners, etc.) is imported from Hafele, Nargold, Germany.

Warranty

Our warranty is unique, as follows:

“THERE IS NO FIXED WARRANTY PERIOD. WE GUARANTEE THE FURNITURE FREE FROM DEFECTS OF WORKMANSHIP OR MATERIALS WITHOUT TIME LIMIT, BUT THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR NOR FAILURE DUE TO IMPROPER USE”

We are able to give such a guarantee because we are sure of the quality of our products.

Management and Organizational Capability

Because we aim at international standards, the methods of management and production are different from other companies. Production relies on machines and is more rationalized. Workers have been trained to use these methods. All new designs are initiated with drawings; all key workers have been trained to understand and work from drawings.