Japan based Isuzu is set to open a service center in Nairobi, Kenya investing $654,330 (Sh100.7 million). This newly refurbished center in Nairobi is expected to cut down on shipment orders for vehicle parts from Dubai. Nairobi expansion is expected to provide services faster for consumers and will provide 21,000 different parts for their vehicles.
According to Isuzu East Africa managing director Rita Kavashe:
“For us getting the certification, getting the best knowledge from the global integration with Isuzu Motors International who have already been in that space, we will now be able to offer services to meet the international standards.”
The facility that measures 4,200 square feet will function as a distribution outlet for its Tanzanian and Ugandan markets. Nairobi facility will have 17 technicians handling light vehicles, 15 for heavy commercial vehicles like lorries and buses and 17 others working in the body and paint department.
Founded in 1916, Isuzu Motors Limited manufactures and sells commercial vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and engine components worldwide including heavy and medium duty trucks and busses, and light-duty trucks; pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles; and marine and industrial engines. Formerly known as Diesel Automobile Industry Co., Ltd. and Isuzu changed its name to Isuzu Motors Limited in July 1949. Isuzu is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.