DRC Subsidiary becomes operation with Edward Mwakio appointed as Manager with the first branch established in Lubumbashi.
Davis & Shirtliff celebrates its 70th anniversary that also marks 40 years of service for the CEO Alec Davis
CEO Alec Davis retires and assumes position of Group Chairman. David Gatende is appointed group CEO with Dr. MAS Waweru being appointed group COO.
Davis & Shirtliff launch the improved and revised eShop.
The innovative remote monitoring and control solution for water pumps, iDayliff, is officially launched.
Purchase Athi River Ware house.
Davis & Shirtliff Kenya opened branches in Karen, Meru and Garissa.
Developed the first containerised water treatment truck for the Rwanda army.
Opened Davis & Shirtliff Mbarara branch in Uganda.
Opened Davis & Shirtliff Nyali branch in Mombasa.
Opened Davis & Shirtliff Kisii branch.
Davis & Shirtliff Zambia opened Livingstone branch
Opened D&S Ndola, Davis & Shirtliff Thika and Davis & Shirtliff Nakasero branches.
Introduced Dayliff pump range.
Davis & Shirtliff Tanzania opens a branch in Mwanza.
Davis & Shirtliff Mombasa opens a branch in Diani.
Two additional plots leased at the Dundori Rd site and converted to a new production facility.
Purchase of CTL property.
Signing of General Electric franchising agreement.
Davis & Shirtliff celebrates its 60th Anniversary.
Davis & Shirtliff Zambia opens a branch in Kitwe.
Appointed Lister Petter engine/generator distributor.
Davis & Shirtliff Arusha branch opens.
Dundori Road site redevelopment project starts.
ISO 9001 certification obtained.
Appointed Certikin distributor.
The Poolshop moves to Centro House in the centre of Westlands and is relaunched as an outlet for swimwear and summerwear.
D&S first website was launched.
Davis & Shirtliff is appointed regional distributor for Pedrollo Pumps from Italy.
Davis & Shirtliff opens a subsidiary in Lusaka, Zambia.
Last D&S swimming pool was built.
Davis & Shirtliff Kisumu branch opens.
Davis & Shirtliff opens a branch in Eldoret.
Davis & Shirtliff acquires a 5th plot on Dundori Road and begins a complete premises renovation.
Grundfos solar pumps are introduced to Kenya.
He becomes a joint director with Eddie Davis.
Davis & Shirtliff Nakuru branch opens.
Utawala Branch (Mustard Seed Plaza, Opposite Family Bank Utawala), Embu (Nairobi/Meru Highway. Opposite Kobil Petrol Station) and Eastleigh (Sharja Plaza, First Avenue next to Mother & Child Hospital Nairobi) branches are opened.
Ongata Rongai, Mombasa downtown, Kitui and Narok (all in Kenya) Jinja(Uganda), Chachacha Lusaka(Zambia) are opened.
Nanyuki, Kiambu, Lodwar and Kitengela are opened in Kenya further increasing Davis & Shirtliff's footprint in the region.
Davis & Shirtliff Kenya opened branches in Voi, Machakos and Naivasha.
Renovated and expanded Davis & Shirtliff Kampala.
Completed Beta development project, expanded the supply division and formally opened by Grundfos chairman Neils Du Jensen.
Redeveloped Davis & Shirtliff Lusaka premises.
Purchased Beta property Opened Davis & Shirtliff Downtown, Davis & Shirtliff Gulu and Davis & Shirtliff Lamu branches
Completed Dundori Rd. redevelopment project and formally opened by Carlo Prola, Executive Director Grundfos.
Davis & Shirtliff Ethiopia subsidiary is opened in Addis Ababa.
Davis & Shirtliff Malindi branch opens.
Davis & Shirtliff Tanzania opens a branch in Zanzibar.
The Poolshop converted to a full Davis & Shirliff branch. Davis & Shirtliff opens branch in Nakuru.
Davis & Shirtliff opens a subsidiary in Kigali, Rwanda.
Davis & Shirtliff Solar division is formed with the appointment of the company as a regional distributor for Shell Solar (now SolarWorld).
Non-executive directors Stuart Eastwood and Mike Eldon appointed.
David Gatende is appointed the fourth Managing Director of Davis & Shirtliff Ltd.
Davis & Shirtliff Mombasa branch is established after a buyout of Butech Ltd follwing the death of founder Najmu Ramji.
Davis & Shirtliff opens a subsidiary in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
Davis & Shirtliff opens a subsidiary in Kampala, Uganda.
The Pump Centre concept is introduced through the appointment of a countrywide chain of dealers.
Davis & Shirtliff's first branch, the Poolshop, is established in Westlands.
The first Linz pumps are imported from Pedrollo SpA.
20% shareholding purchased in Butech Ltd
Director Devji Shingadia retires selling his shareholding to Alec Davis.
Butech Ltd appointed as Mombasa distributor and Fibreglass filter production starts.
Founder Eddie Davis passes away at the age of 79 and is replaced as Director by his son Alec Davis who had been working with the company since 1976.
Davis & Shirtliff acquires two extra plots adjacent to its existing premises on Dundori Road.
Dick Shirtliff retires and sells his shareholding to Devji Shingadia who had been with the firm since 1952.
The first Davey pump consignment is imported from Australia.
The Grundfos relationship is established with importation of the first consignment of pumps from Denmark.
Davis & Shirtliff Nakuru branch closes.
The company buys two plots on Doncaster (now Dundori) Rd and after constructing new offices and workshops moves its operations to the new site.
Davis & Shirtliff becomes one of the founder members of KABCEC (Kenya Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors).
Davis & Shirtliff Ltd is founded as a partnership between EC ‘Eddie’ Davis and FR ‘Dick’ Shirtliff after Dick Shirtliff purchases 50% of the equity of RH Paige & Co, a company owned by Eddie (Eddie had himself previously purchased into RH Paige & Co in 1945 soon after buying out its owner. RH Paige & Co was a small plumbing and water-engineering firm founded in 1926). The company is located in Westlands and concentrates on the design and installation of water supplies and maintenance of water related equipment.