Safaricom has partnered with Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) so as to connect and enhance KBL’s coolers throughout the country.
The partnership will see the coolers connected with sensors, which leverage on the Internet of things (IoT), responsible for collecting and exchanging data. Therefore, they will enable EABL distributors to know where their assets are located. if the assets are in use or not, whether the assets are at the optimal temperature and how many times the door of the cooler is opened.
This project will also enable us to extend our capability to track and invest in coolers and we hope that our existing products and innovations will reach consumers with minimal cost, delays, and wastage.Jane Karuku, KBL’s managing director
Additionally, the coolers will be provided free of charge to retailers and outlets countrywide.
According to Rita Okuthe, Chief Enterprise Business Officer at Safaricom PLC, over 2,000 coolers have already been connected.
KBL has been a leading brewer in Kenya since it began operations in 1922. The KBL Brewery is located in Ruaraka, near Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Key brands include Tusker Lager, Tusker Malt Lager, Pilsner, White Cap, White Cap Light, Senator, Guinness, Allsopps and President Lager.
Listen to our chat with KBL Managing Director, Jane Karuku after the partnership below