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EXTENSIVE AUTOMOTIVE SOLUTIONS ACROSS EAST AFRICA

WRITTEN BY CHRISTOPHER DAVIES

With a footprint that extends through Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, CMC Holdings Ltd (CMC Group) is able to deliver comprehensive automotive solutions and after sales support.


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Established in 1948, CMC Holdings Ltd is one of the most dominant figures in the East African automotive industry. Listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange in 1956, the company remains public to this day, serving a wide range of customers across Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

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ith brands including Ford, Volkswagen, Maruti, and Suzuki, CMC Motors Group has a plethora of cars to choose from. However, the organisation also caters

for niche markets as well, with commercial and agricultural vehicle solutions from MAN, , UD, Case New Holland Agriculture and Case construction on offer. CMC Motors Group’s services portfolio doesn’t end there, as CMC Engineering manufactures and assembles an array of products such high speed and agricultural trailers, body fabrications, water tanks and truck bodies. The organisation also has a 33 per cent shareholding in Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers Limited an assembler and body builder.

Differentiating from competitors In a highly competitive environment, the acting Group Managing Director Mary Ngige recognises the importance of standing out from the crowd. Thankfully, CMC Motors Group has numerous assets and strengths it can call upon. “The unique thing for us is that we are a one-stop-shop,” notes Ngige. “All of our customer’s automotive needs can be met by the group, from commercial vehicles and passenger cars, to agricultural solutions, construction equipment and other equipment like water tanks and trailers.


“Our extensive network provides a complete range of automotive solutions not only in Kenya, but also Uganda and Tanzania.”

Customer service Supplying any product or service is important, but assuring standards remain high is another crucial part of CMC Motors Group’s vision. “The franchises we have are renowned for their quality, efficiency and value for money,” boasts Ngige. “We stock high end vehicles like Volkswagen, Ford and others such Maruti, which represent different segments in the market.” For Ngige, providing the customer with a product is only one half of the story, as CMC Motors Group is on hand to deliver a dedicated

We offer individual and corporate customers a wide range of

after-sales service thanks to long-standing relationships with some of

insurance products to help soften the blow when unforeseen

the world’s top automakers.

circumstances arise. We take pride in an efficient claims

“Due to our knowledge and experience in the industry, we are

settlement procedure, knowing that our clients deserve the

also able to provide quality service and the parts required for all our

highest standards of service not only when we are receiving

brands,” she says. “For example, we have been with Volkswagen for

their premiums, but also, and more importantly, when they

over 60 years and have a good relationship with our suppliers who

need us the most.

provide support. Our staff know the products inside out too, which helps us to serve the customer.”


CMC MOTOR GROUP

Recent developments Following the election in Kenya this year, the World Bank predicted the country’s economy would surge by almost 6 per cent thanks to greater capital flow and low interest rates, with CMC Motors Group looking to take advantage of this good news. Ngige explains: “The industry is looking up for us. There are a lot of opportunities to provide automotive solutions in the region. We also have a lot more investors coming into the country who need automotive solutions such as the construction and mining industries. In June 2013, CMC Motors Group held its Annual General Meeting, issuing financial statements for the past two years. Regardless of past hardships, Ngige was pleased to announce the company was back on the right track. “In 2011 we made a loss, but despite everything that has happened, the company is profitable once again and we expect to post even better results in September this year,” she reveals.

Ford Ranger Odyssey Africa 2013 Having won the International Pickup Award 2013, the Ford Ranger “is taking the market by storm thanks to its quality and performance,”

according to Ngige. As the official

Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania,”

Ford dealers in Kenya, CMC

cites Solomon Muturi, Managing

Motors Group is promoting this

Director, CMC Motors Group,

all-terrain vehicle in a unique off-

Kenyan subsidiary.

road challenge.

Kennedy Ouko, CMC Ford

Starting in Nairobi on 23

divisional manager, adds: “The

June, Ford Ranger Odyssey

Ford Ranger Odyssey Africa

Africa 2013 is a 21-day, 8000

2013 will feature a group of

kilometre

travels

determined, enthusiastic, skilled

Zanzibar,

and tough contestants who are

Zimbabwe

a perfect match for the strengths

through

trip

that

Tanzania,

Mozambique

and

before ending in South Africa on 14 July.

of the Ranger.” A group of 10 drivers will

“The Ford Ranger Odyssey

need to possess mental strength,

Africa challenge is a classic

mechanical knowhow, superior

driving experience pitting man

driving

and machine through some of the

survival skills in order to claim

roughest terrain in Africa while

first prize - a fully accessorised

offering experiences on some

Ford Ranger.

ability

and

outdoor

of the most captivating sites on the continent including the

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Looking ahead Although CMC Motors Group is targeting growth and greater levels of profitability, Ngige says the company will stay focused on what has made it successful thus far. “In the next five years, I see a very customer focused organisation

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To achieve these aims, CMC Motors Group will reorganise the

structure of the business and concentrate on increasing operational efficiency.

“Having been around a long time, we are in the process of enhancing our infrastructure,” asserts Ngige. “We want to be a

modern and lean company on the cutting edge with a well-trained and committed workforce, because they are the backbone of what we do.

“We will make sure that as the company grows, we continue to look after our employees.. We want to be acknowledged as the employer of choice in the region.”

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