VMK opens a store in Abidjan (Ivory Coast)

 The opening of a Store VMK in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) initiates the expansion of the Congolese company.

Posté le Monday, March 9th 2015
VMK opens a store in Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
The company VMK "Vou Mou Ka", (“wake up” in Kikongo dialect) was founded by Vérone Mankou, one of the wonders of the African Youth Net and one of the top 30 "of the best African entrepreneurs under 30" prepared by Forbes magazine. He has announced the opening of his first VMK Store on February 19, 2015 in Abidjan. The Congolese entrepreneur behind the first tablet made in Africa, the Way-C and the first smartphone African Elikia ("hope" in Lingala, the national language of the Congo) has begun the start of the expansion of his company outside its borders.

VMK plans to expand its operations to other African cities like Kinshasa (DR Congo), Douala (Cameroon) and Dakar (Senegal) by the end of 2015. Currently manufactured in China, the tablets VMK and smartphones will soon be assembled in the new plant being finalized in Congo. This production unit, which required an investment of nearly two million, will employ more than 90 people and will produce 350,000 units per month.

The VMK range which includes, among others, two models of low-cost smartphones available from 18 to 30 euros, intends to propel an African market growth. This is also catalyzed by the arrival of low-cost smartphones that allow access to digital resources. According to Deloitte, "it is expected that 350 million smartphones will be connected to Africa by 2017 and this market is expected to grow by over 40% in 2015, with 70 million products to be sold in Africa."

Vérone Mankou, who also launched the VMK Academy to train the talent his company needs, hopes one day to launch his company on the Nasdaq. Another dream!