Eryk in Africa
Technical service provider in West Africa
Vision & services
Eryk in Africa – our journey has already begun
We believe that we can – and should – contribute to a better life of West African professionals. Our goal is to create sustainable jobs, transfer our technical skills and company values to Africa, and make Eryk employees in Africa appreciated professionals.
To achieve that, we have set our first footprints in Africa: we have opened an office in Ghana and we are starting our long-term educational plan for Eryk specialists – the first African technicians already joined us, completed a wide range of trainings and started to work on the projects together with our technicians! This should enable us to handle first African projects soon!
Apart from that, we have also started cooperation with Ghana Greentech Academy and we welcomed first 4 trainees (read more below).
Our vision is fully supported by the Royal Danish Embassy, Consulate of Denmark, and Danish State.
Support for the project
The project touches upon some very important issues in Ghana and West Africa, namely job creation, knowledge transfer and creating economic growth but also at the same time exploring the many opportunities that lies in the Sub-Saharan Africa. With the dedication that Eryk (back then BIC) has shown I’m confident that they will succeed.Read more
The plan to create sustainable high competence jobs for West African professionals is very ambitious but I’m sure Eryk will succeed. There have been made many preparations so far, incl. market studies, recruitment process preparations, establishment of the business operation hub in Ghana, etc. Eryk is on a good track and we fully support this fantastic project.Read more
In January 2019, the technical equipment donated by Eryk (that time BIC) landed in Africa. It is a support for Ghana Greentech Academy – a vocational technical school, located near the rocky outcrops of the Mim region in Ghana. After a successful Academy reopening (read more here), the students were informed about setting up of Eryk’s exchange program for the top-performing graduates, who will have the opportunity to train their skills in Europe (Denmark & Poland) later this year.
More about Ghana Greentech Academy: here
Watch a short movie about Ghana Greentech Academy:
In October 2019, we welcomed first 4 graduates from Ghana Greentech Academy: Florence, Alex, Listowel and Michael. We are very excited about the upcoming months, and we very much hope, that our new colleagues will be enjoying their training program in our company!
“Our first impression about Eryk is that it is a really loving company with well-behaved staff. The interaction between us and the staff was very friendly, and we all felt welcome.” Click here to read the full interview with our trainees.
Meet Jonathan Aihoon
Regional Sales & Key Account
Jonathan Aihoon joined Eryk (that time BIC) in April as part of our educational program for talented technicians from Ghana and Nigeria.
In October he joined our Key Account and Sales & Marketing departments. This transition is aimed at developing our African
team and getting closer to African market and the sale’s culture there.
“The possibilities Eryk provides by giving young Africans practical training in electrical and mechanical installation are awesome… I hope that everybody will work hard because opportunities like these rarely happen in Africa.”
We were interested to hear more about his impressions so far.
You can read about his journey and his ups and downs in the full interview here.