RWANDA – Danube Home, the home decor and furniture wing of Danube Group, has finally launched its products on the Rwandan market with its first one-stop-shop set up at Kigali Business Centre (KBC) commercial complex, reports New Times Rwanda.

From their shop, customers can now buy a wide array of furniture, furnishing items, home decorations, kitchenware, bathroom equipment and other appliances. The customer is also able to get professional assistance in interior design.

According to managers at Danube Home, the idea behind the one-stop shop is to ensure the customer doesn’t waste time moving kilometres seeking products from several outlets.

The company boasts up to 50,000 individual products sold in different countries. The products are in different categories, the Living category, the bath category, garden and outdoor facilities.

They also have electronics and hardware appliances. The company said it will soon introduce online services for those who can order for products using online platforms.

Sayed Habib, the General Manager in charge of Business Development at Danube Home, said that they preferred the Rwanda market because of the friendly business environment including policies that favour investors.

He said that Danube Home is a one-stop solution for complete home needs at affordable prices since clients get all they need in one shop at the same time.

“Another thing is that we give free interior design for the customer without any charges when they come and explain their needs,” he said.

He said that their products are from across the globe adding that Danube Home has over 32 stores across the world. “We have products for the customers at very affordable prices.”

“We want to franchise the African market. We started our business in Tanzania, Uganda, and Seychelles and besides that, we are opening stores in Zambia, Malawi, Djibouti and now Rwanda,” he said.

Habib said that Africa has a lot of talent and technology has penetrated all corners of the continent, which he said his company wants to leverage to expand their footprint on the continent.

Habib also used the opportunity to outline Danube Home’s long-term vision for Rwanda. He said that within six months, they will meet government officials for discussions on the way forward in this regard. So far, over 25 people are employed in Danube Home store in Rwanda.