Toyota Kenya Commissions Hiace Assembly Line in Mombasa
Toyota Kenya has expanded its assembly lines with the addition of the Hiace CKD line at Associated Vehicle Assemblers Mombasa.
In keeping with the “Buy Kenya, Build Kenya” program, the automotive industry plans to increase its GDP contribution from 9.2 percent to 15 percent by 2022.
The Hiace CKD assembly line is very important because it indicates our commitment to expanding the automotive business and increasing assembled models from 4 to 10. Mr. Arvinder Reel, Managing Director of Toyota Kenya, said.
“Our local activities at the AVA assembly factory in Mombasa utilize local content, therefore boosting the local value chain with forwarding and backward connections.” Paints, lubricants, coolants, radiator hoses, batteries, exhaust pipes, air cleaners, springs, bolts, windscreens, and tires are among the most important things.”
Over time, the local assembly will create chances for the localization of vehicle assembly components. This will help to build the local content supply chain by producing local components. Furthermore, it would provide knowledge transfer and skill enhancement for local technical professionals in accordance with Toyota best practices,” he said.
The installation of the Hiace assembly line at AVA cements Toyota Kenya’s commitment to supporting the expansion of the manufacturing sector, which is one of the National Government’s Big Four Agenda’s core pillars. Annually, the automaker produces 200 Hino trucks, 1,200 Hilux pick-ups, and 700 Land Cruiser pick-ups (which are now employed by the National Police Service and tour operators).
Toyota Kenya maintains a network of over 31 approved dealers and service facilities around the nation that guarantee customer cars get authentic replacement parts and expert aftersales servicing.
To guarantee that people can easily drive brand new automobiles, we have teamed with reputable financial institutions to provide up to 95 percent financing for the Hiace.
The National Automotive Policy will considerably reduce the cost of brand-new automobiles. Many Kenyans would be able to purchase new automobiles as a result of this. Furthermore, greater local component production to support the assembly factories will result in further employment creation.