AutoXpress Founder, New Investors, Services Offered, Number Of Branches And Staff

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AutoXpress Founder, New Investors, Services Offered, Number Of Branches And Staff
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By Staff Writer

AutoXpress easily ranks as the largest chain of auto parts sales and fitment centres in Kenya and Africa by extension. The company is known for its professionalism and heavily investing in modern technology. AutoXpress facilities are clean and the staff knowledgeable and eager to assist. 

Founder of AutoXpress

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The family owned business was founded in 1958 by Gosar Raishi Shah then known as Nyanza Petroleum Dealers primarily focused in the tyre retail business. The company rebranded to AutoXpress in 2008 and made forays in Rwanda. 

New Investors

In 2014, Actis acquired a 36 percent stake in the regional company. AutoXpress Managing director Sandeep Shah said at the time:

“Actis’s proven track record, industry experience and regional insights make them the right investor to support AutoXpress in its next stage of growth in East Africa, with additional stores planned for Kenya and our imminent entry into the Tanzanian market….” 


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Services offered

Tyres, batteries, wheels, shock absorbers, car servicing, coil springs, lubricants, car accessories, computerized vehicle diagnostics, brakes replacement, wheel alignment and wheel balancing.  

AutoXpress represents such brands Pirelli, Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin, Bridgestone and BFGoodrich in the tyre sector to Bosch and PETRONAS in the auto parts and service sector.

Number of Branches

AutoXpress has a total of 59 branches spread across the East African region. Kenya has the highest number of branches at 48, Tanzania 7 branches, Rwanda 3 branches and Uganda 1. 

Number of staff

The company has a total of 750 plus staff.

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