Back in March, logistics company Kobo360 revealed its plans to launch operations in Kenya. The day is finally here because this week, the e-logistics startup announced its official presence in the country. Its offices will be run from Nairobi – a development that marks the company’s plans to take advantage of the East Africa bloc.
The Nairobi office will also be led by Africa region CEO Kagure Wamunyu in a move that purposes to connect and support cargo/truck owners and drivers, as well as cargo recipients.
Since the March reveal that highlighted the importance of the Kenyan market and its neighbours, Kobo360 ran pilot-based operations that saw it access more than 3000 trucks and truck owners. It has since partnered with the likes of Bidco Africa and Union Logistics Ltd, to mention a few.
“Kobo360 has a deserved reputation for enabling an agile and connected supply chain, as well as reducing logistics frictions. Over the past five months, our homegrown team has been running operations in beta to ensure that we build a strong fleet of trucks and service businesses in Kenya looking to efficiently move goods,” said CEO Kagure Wamunyu.
Wamunyu acknowledges Mombasa is the largest port in the region, and has, for an extended period served other EA states. Kobo360 presence in the country, which, by the way, faces stiff competition, is said to take advantage of Kenya’s technology adoption to push its products and services.
Kobo360 is already in Uganda, as well as West Africa’s Ghana and Togo.