BGEN Launches Operation In Africa, Set To Service International Clients Base


BGEN, a specialist, multi-discipline engineering solutions business firm, was on Thursday November 18 launched in Lagos.

BGEN launched an international operation to meet an increase in demand from major global companies requiring bespoke mechanical and electrical engineering in Africa.

The company is based in Lagos, Nigeria with an experienced management team that has been appointed to oversee growth and use homegrown talent to deliver local and international client projects.

Speaking in Lagos during the launch, the Chief Executive Officer of BGEN, Robin Whitehead, said that the firm is synonymous with successful projects handling experience in the continent.

He stated that the organization will offer bespoke mechanical and electrical engineering services across the African operation both for its old and new customers in Africa.

“The launch in Lagos is the next logical step for the business.

“Furthermore, the organization has strong demands from our existing client base for Africa,” he said, adding that he’s confident that the company’s experienced management team will achieve great things in terms of sustainably growing the business through the employment of local resource.

Robin said as a company it was important that they support the people and communities within which they operate.

“BGEN international will provide a range of mechanical and electrical services including design and management, HVAC and building services, instrumentation and control systems, LV assemblies and system integration, LV/MV power distribution, piping systems and steel fabrication,” the CEO said.

Robin added that the company will initially support its existing and new Nigerian-based clients along with those based in countries including Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya and others.

Robin also disclosed that the operation will be headed by a senior management team including Vinnie Edge (International & Strategic Business Director at BGEN), Don Foy (Managing Director at BGEN International, Nigeria) and Bolaji Sofoluwe (chair of BGEN International, Nigeria).

“The team, with more than 60 years’ combined experience operating in the African continent, has specific market entry expertise, an exceptional understanding of the African marketplace, and a wealth of engineering knowledge.

“We already have an enviable client list including multinationals such as Diageo, Mondelez and PZ Cossons, having successfully completed more than 200 projects in Africa.

“We are looking forward to supporting local and international businesses in the region with bespoke electrical and mechanical engineering services to help optimize their operations.

“At a personal level, I’m looking forward to supporting the company as we look to create a positive legacy in the comment,” Vinnie Edge said.

The official opening of BGEN International on November 18 in Lagos was well attended.

For more information on BGEN International, visit

Photo Caption:

L-R: Managing Director, BGEN International,Don Foy; Chairwoman, BGEN,Bolaji Sofoluwe, and International and Strategic Business Director, BGEN,Vinnie Edge, during the BGEN International launch’s press briefing in Lagos… yesterday.


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