Bolloré Logistics secures contract with Kenyan-based automotive start-up Mobius Motors Kenya Ltd

Bolloré Transport & Logistics and supply chain services company Czarnikow are collaborating to support Bolloré’s sustainable development in East Africa through the VIVE Sustainable Supply Programme.

Bolloré Logistics Kenya has signed a contract to provide logistics services to Mobius Motors, an automotive start-up created in 2011 that manufactures Kenya’s only local vehicle brand.

Under the contract, Bolloré Logistics will provide end-to-end logistics services for vehicle assembly equipment for a new generation manufacturing facility of the automaker in Nairobi. In addition, Bolloré Logistics will offer supply chain logistics design and execution services to try and optimize their operations.

Mobius Motors will procure its automotive parts and accessories mostly from the UK, but also from India, South Africa and China. In the UK, Bolloré Logistics’ teams will pick-up shipments from Mobius’ suppliers in the UK and handle the cargo consolidation at Bolloré Logistics’ warehouse in Tilbury. These operations include value-added services, such as labelling, packing and pre-export verification of conformity.

Once shipped, Bolloré Logistics’ teams in Kenya will handle vehicle storage and customs clearance through their container freight station (CFS) facility Mombasa Container Terminal, which serves as a gateway CFS to other countries in the region. Then they will ensure final delivery to Mobius Motors manufacturing facility by trucks.

Mobius Motors offers the African market a low-cost vehicle suitable for a range of terrains, including rough rural roads. While most of its clients are Kenyans, several pre-order requests have also come from the US, Germany, as well as Uganda and Tanzania. Through this partnership, Bolloré Logistics hopes to support Mobius Motors in realizing its vision to become the mass-market car of Africa.

Source: Bollore Logistics