Dellino Exclusive, a Ghanaian firm into interior solutions, is partnering some 17 Spanish companies to produce European-standard interior products and accessories locally in the next four years.
The companies will initially import the products and wares from their manufacturing base in Spain but start producing locally in the next 48 months.
The partnership will help build local capacity and offer quality interior solutions that can compete with the influx of inferior substitutes in the domestic and African market.
This was disclosed during the unveilling of an ultramodern showroom at East Legon in the Greater Accra Region. The showroom will sell products and solutions from all the 17 Spanish companies while steps are being taken to set up a local manufacturing base.
Inaugurating the three-storey edifice, Chief Executive Officer of Dellino Exclusive, Edmund Nminyem Delle Jr, said the interior solutions firm has a clear plan to support the country’s industrialisation efforts.
Already, he said, discussions with relevant stakeholders are underway to establish a manufacturing facility in Ghana to produce locally.
“We also want to establish workshops locally to help improve the skills of Ghanaian artisans to global standards. The challenge in Ghana is not the raw materials for the products but skilled personnel,” he said.
He further noted that the company is a multi-brand interior solution company and sole distributor for European luxury brands and manufacturers across Africa.
He said the showroom is designed to aid the company’s quest to introduce quality products and services to support estate developers, individuals and the hospitality industry.
“We are looking forward to working with interior designers, architects and individuals to offer high quality products for the Ghanaian market and beyond.
“Most often, the products seen in the market are inferior; and for that reason we want to change the narrative,” he said.
For his part, Chairman of the Accra branch of Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Tsonam Cleanse Akpeloo, said it is welcome news for the firms to express interest in producing the products in Ghana for the African market.
He expressed AGI’s readiness to support the companies establish manufacturing hubs in Ghana to profit Africa’s over 1.2 billion consumers under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
The Paramount Chief of the Nandom Traditional Area, Naa Professor Edmund Nminyem Delle Chiir VIII, stated that the name Dellino is a name for the Delle family business.
He said the first company to be named Dellino was a forex bureau established under the Delle family at East Legon.
He stated that management of Dellino Exclusive must strive to build the business on a solid vision, mission and character in order to grow into a big multinational to benefit many Ghanaians and Africans in general.
The new showroom offers solutions such as bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and dining accessories. Others are lighting systems, doors and windows, cabinets, shelves, coffee stations, pub stations, library furniture, ceramics and quality porcelain tiles.
Some of the firms which have displayed their produce and wares include DOCA, ASCALE, Alexandra, Thermia Barcelona, Angel Cerda, Aromas and Naxani among others.