- Market Watch
- May 10, 2023
- 3 minutes read
CFAO Motors Kenya Acquires DT Dobie In An Expansion Drive
CFAO Group has acquired DT Dobie Kenya. DT Dobie has transferred its business assets to CFAO Motors Kenya and both will…
CFAO Group has acquired DT Dobie Kenya. DT Dobie has transferred its business assets to CFAO Motors Kenya and both will be run under one entity, CFAO Motors Kenya.
The Managing Director of the new entity, CFAO Motors, will be Mr. Arvinder Reel and its operations will be divided into operational divisions
The Toyota & Yamaha Division will be headed by Mr. Joshua Anya, Deputy managing director, and will oversee all Toyota business, Automark pre-owned vehicles as well as our Yamaha 2-wheel division. Joshua will also be responsible for the new state-of-the-art body shop.
The Multi-Brand and Equipment Division will be headed by Mr. Chris Ndala, Deputy Managing Director for the multi-brand and equipment division, and will oversee multi-brand passenger car makes which includes Volkswagen, Suzuki, and Mercedes Benz Passenger cars. The equipment Division will include all our truck and bus business with Hino, Hyundai, Mercedes Benz, and Sinotruk (HOWO).
The WINPART & AUTOFAST Division will be headed by Mr. Abderrahmane Mairi, Chief Operating Officer who will oversee the Value Parts as well as AUTOFAST quick service stations (in partnership with TOTAL Energies).
“The back-office support teams such as finance, corporate support, Human Resources, and customer relations have been consolidated to ensure we operate efficiently and provide first-class service to you as our customers and stakeholders,” said CFAO Motors in a statement.
Speaking while announcing the new CFAO Motors business direction, Managing Director Arvinder Reel said, “As the preferred partners for mobility solutions in Kenya we serve a wide cross-section of customers. This new business positioning greatly enhances our automotive value proposition in the market with the largest portfolio of mobility solutions across this wide segment of customers as well as the largest aftersales service network in the country.”
The new entity has also expanded the local assembly offering by CFAO Motors Kenya, combining the assembly of Landcruiser 79 (LC79), Hilux pick-ups, Hiace and Hino trucks at Associated Vehicle Assembly (AVA) in Mombasa, and the VW Polo, Tiguan, Touareg, T-cross, Mercedes truck and buses and Hyundai trucks at Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers (KVM) at Thika, Kiambu County.
CFAO Motors Kenya now has the largest dealer network in the country at 36 with a combination of branches, dealerships, and authorized service centers.