MAN opens in Kenya
On October 2, MAN officially opened its state-of-the-art service centre for heavy commercial vehicles in Mombasa, Kenya.
The facility was created in response to the growing popularity of MAN and Volkswagen (VW) trucks and buses in East Africa.
The new facility, owned by Rajinder Singh Baryan, industrialist and managing director of RT East Africa Limited (RTEAL), covers 9 000 m² and has been custom-designed to allow optimum flexibility for vehicle servicing.
The centre cost over KES 250 million (R32,5 million) and is equipped with two inspection pits, an engine and pump room, a large parts warehouse and expansive office space.
According to Baryan, the facility is set to bring RTEAL’s client service functions together to promote collaboration and address client issues quickly and efficiently.
“It will cater for MAN truck buyers who, until now, have not had a world-class facility to service their trucks,” says Baryan. The facility has 12 service bays. It will offer after-sales services for MAN trucks and carry an extensive inventory of MAN parts.
Baryan says that RTEAL also plans to build other service outlets across major towns in Kenya and will continue to focus on driver training and technical expertise.
Robert Clough, head of MAN Sub-Equatorial Africa, says with its strategic location RTEAL’s new service centre will assist MAN in maintaining its strong competitive advantage in East Africa.