Bobmil Industries was founded Mr. Bobby Shah who built the company from its roots to the plant of Bobmil Complex, located on Main Mombasa Road, Nairobi, Kenya. As the backbone of Bobmil Group of Companies, he led the family-owned company together with his brothers towards his vision to succeed into the markets of East Africa.
Bobmil grew from one company into a group consisting of the several companies:
• Bobmil Industries Limited
• Viro Locks (K) Limited
• Express Spares Limited
• Tripac Chemicals Industries Limited
• Trystar Investments Limited
• Sports Road Properties Limited
Bobmil Industries Ltd is the top manufacturing company in Kenya for the production of foam and polythene products. All production is set to meet the specified standards of Kenya Bureau. Every product produced undergoes rigorous tests to ensure and maintain high quality standards at Bobmil's own QC department – state-of-the-art and one of its kind in Kenya.
Bobmil started with the manufacturing of foam and became famous by the brand name "LALA SALAMA" (meaning 'sleep well' in the local language of Swahili). Initially, the polythene division met the needs of the foam division for the covering of mattresses and pillows, but soon the market started demanding for its esteemed quality of polythene. Today, the polythene division is ranked among the top five polythene manufacturers in Kenya.
VIRO LOCKS (K) LTD (since 1987)
Viro Locks (K) Ltd supplies the leading hardware stores and supermarkets of East Africa with padlocks, architectural locks and door handles of various kinds. Viro Locks (K) Ltd is the sole distributor of the VIRO products that are manufactured at the reputable international company called VIRO spa in Italy. Viro locks are then assembled and distributed from the Bobmil Complex to leading stores. The company has a wide distribution network; providing enhanced security products, which are quality engineered and economically priced.
EXPRESS SPARES LTD (since 1986)
Express Spares Ltd is well known for providing the worldwide adopted NGK spark plugs. They are the sole distributors of the leading NGK Spark Plugs within East Africa. Express Spares are wholesalers of automotive spare parts; they also assemble and repair automotive cables for all vehicles.
TRI-PAC CHEMICALS INDUSTRIES LTD (since 1991)
In 1991, Tripac started as the sole distributors of products from the renowned lubricant company, ELF, France. Today, they are the sole distributors of Shell Solvents in East Africa. They also have the Champion brand of brake fluids and supply diesel countrywide. Some of the industries that they serve are: the paint, adhesive, ink, detergent, transporters, garages, and plastic industries.
TRYSTAR INVESTMENTS LTD (since 1986)
Trystar Investments Ltd provides industrial property for rent in the heart of Kenya's economic and industrial region – in Embakasi, near Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the capital city of Nairobi. Each industrial warehouse has 8000 square feet with a mezzanine floor for offices. The warehouse is also connected with a 3 phase power supply, a borehole water facility and ample parking space.
SPORTS ROAD PROPERTIES LTD (since 1991)
In the prime residential area of Nairobi; Westlands - Sports Road Apartments provides fully furnished single and double bedroom apartments for rent with extra facilities of a large swimming pool, sauna room, steam bath, ample parking and 24hrs security.
The BOBMIL GROUP OF COMPANIES have a well trained and qualified team of 500 people. A diversified team of different cultures and a wide age range, (starting from Director, Mr. Vipin Shah born in the 1940s to the son of Mr. Bobby Shah, born in 1980s – Mr. Bunty Shah) are a committed team focused on quality, efficiency and values; constantly derives customer needs and excels market demands. We are a fully computerized industry and maintain high quality standards by pursuing the values of quality and excellence through innovation. We strive to develop further to achieve the vision and dream of our Chairman Bobby Shah.