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Keeping cars on the road

Region: East Africa, Kenya Investment date: 2013 Sector: Private Equity Exit date: 2022 Deal type: Expansion Status date: Realised

Seven out of ten cars being driven on the streets of Kenya are second-hand vehicles imported from Europe and Japan. Consequently demand for high-quality replacement parts is high. Operating over 20 company-owned stores in Kenya and Rwanda, AutoXpress is the key distributor and retailer of quality tyre, battery and suspension products from Pirelli, Dunlop, Marshal, BKT, KYB and Energizer that consumers trust to keep their cars on the road.

AutoXpress is a third generation family business. Working with the founders, Actis saw the chance to expand the company’s footprint across East Africa, taking the business from a national to a regional business. Actis’ in-house industry specialists understood how to maximise the value in a brand and improve service for quality conscious African consumers.

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