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Buses for Africa: Daimler launches two locally built Mercedes-Benz models for Kenya

 Daimler is bringing two new bus models to the important African market of Kenya. This is Daimler Buses’ response to the ever-growing demand in East and Central Africa for comfortable and safe buses for passenger transportation. Both bus models are built in Nairobi in cooperation with local sales partner DT Dobie Kenya for the domestic market and its challenging road conditions. The compact Mercedes‑Benz 917 city bus is ideal.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th August 2017

Motorcycle TVS StaR HLX 150 launched in Kenyan market

 Listed equipment supplier Car and General has launched a motorcycle, TVS StaR HLX 150, with state-of-the-art features in the local market.   “Kenya has recently witnessed a positive upswing in the economy, thus creating opportunities in the transport and mobility sector,” Car and General group managing director Vijay Gidoomal said in a statement.   The motorcycle is targeted at boosting the firm’s sales in.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th August 2017

General Motors East Africa is now Isuzu East Africa

 The change of name took effect from 1st August, 2017 after attaining the required regulatory approvals.   Speaking at Isuzu East Africa offices, Isuzu East Africa Managing Director, Rita Kavashe, noted that the change is a continuation of the vision the management and board of the company had for 40 years now.   “Over the last 40 years, GMEA has continued to assemble quality Isuzu vehicles for the market impacting.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th August 2017

S/Africa to explore business prospects in Kenya, Tanzania

 A South African trade delegation will next week embark on an “outward selling and investment” mission to Kenya and Tanzania aimed at increasing trade and investment opportunities between the country and the two East African states, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has said.Some 27 local companies in the agro-processing, automotive, infrastructure, built environment, mining and capital equipment, chemicals, plastics and.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Daimler launches locally-built buses

 German automotive manufacturer, Daimler is targeting commercial vehicle market with its Kenyan-built bus models. The company known for vehicle models, Mercedes-benz, will stick with DT Dobie as its distribution partner to help drive that growth, joining a long list of vehicle manufacturers that have announced plans to set up locally.   Others are Volkswagen (VW), Peugeot, Iveco and most recently truck manufacturer, Volvo. DT Dobie.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Tanzania-Turkey to Discuss Business Ties

 TANZANIA and Turkey business people are expecting to meet this Thursday to discuss how the two countries could extend business ties.   The one-day forum came merely seven months since Turkey President Recep Erdogan made a state visit in the country and signed various Memorandums of Understanding (MoU).   Tanzania Private Sectors Foundation (TPSF)Executive Director, Godfrey Simbeye said the objective of the forum was to foster.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Ashok Leyland wins Rs 1140 cr order from Tanzania government

  Indian commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland has won USD 170 million (Rs 1,140 crore) order from the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania for the purchase of vehicles, gensets, spares and equipment for development of workshops, training modules and allied equipment to be fitted on ambulances, informed the company in a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing.   Vinod K Dasari, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland said,.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 18th July 2017

Tanzania: Japan to Help Establish Car Factories