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KCI to invest KES 500 million in showrooms

17 December 2014, 13:40 Mike Munga

Nairobi - Kenya Coach Industries (KCI) have invested  KES 500 million in the construction of a state of-the-art Isuzu and Chevrolet showroom, service workshop, parts center and body building facilities.

Speaking Tuesday in Nairobi during the KCI Ground Breaking Ceremony, General Motors East Africa Managing Director, Rita Kavashe said the new KCI facility will serve both Isuzu and Chevrolet customers and will allow them to access a great driving experience.

“This investment by our dealer, Kenya Coach Industries, signifies our commitment to continue strengthening our distribution footprints in Kenya,” she said.

She said they are committed to designing suitable and reliable products that comply with the government regulation and ensure customers’ desires are met.

Kavashe added that the motor industry in Kenya has grown significantly as compared to a similar period last year because of more quality services.

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“General motors East Africa sales have grown by 35 percent and market share from 26.1 percent in 2014 to 28.3 percent as compared to the same period in 2013,” she said.

Isuzu Motors Japan Executive Vice President, Takanobu Furuta said that Kenya has the largest Isuzu market share in East Africa because of the quality and environmentally friendly services they offer.

“Isuzu products are sold over 100 countries worldwide and our international sales account for more than 60 percent of our business. Currently in East Africa, Kenya is the leading country in terms of market share and I hope that Isuzu will contribute more to the economic growth,” he said

He added that their strategy is to offer products which are engineered for Africa as well as world class after-sales facilities to continue maintaining leadership in several markets globally.

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