Organization of choice:TOYOTA KENYA LIMITED
Breif history of Toyota Kenya L imited
Toyota Kenya L imited (T.K.L) is the sole distributor of Toyota,Yamaha and Hino brands in Kenya.It is the leading motor vehicle distributor in Kenya a position it has held for the past seven years.It offers after sales support services for Toyota,Yamaha and Hino brands countrywide.T.K.L has its headquarters in Nairobi with branches in Mombasa and Lokichogio.It also has regional dealer representation in Nyeri,Nanyuki,Kisumu,Nakuru,Kericho,Meru and Kitale.It is 10% owned by Toyota Tshusho Corporation (T.T.C);the trading arm of Toyota Motor Group (T.M.G).
Ambassador Dennis Awori is the company’s chairman in Kenya.During the new showroom opening of the company he paid tribute to loyal customers of the company’s brands and appreciated their participation in contributing to successful remodeling of the facility and in helping build the Toyota brand legacy in the region.
Toyota was first introduced to Kenya in 1964 when Toyota Tshusho Corporation (T.T.C) Opened a representative’s office in and appointed Westlands Motors (W.M) as its distributor.W.M was subsequently purchased by Lonrho’s Motor Group.In 1999, T.T.C established Toyota East Africa L.t.d as a joint venture with Lonrho Motors when they then took over the distribution of Toyota.
T.T.C, a member of the Toyota Group one of the world’s leading motor vehicle manufacturers took strategic decision to enhance its dominant presence within Kenya by buying out Lonrho at the distributor level and followed it up with purchase of the Lonrho Motors East Africa Dealersships in Nairobi and Mombasa.Toyota’s subsidiary ,TKEN thus became the sole appointed distribution for Toyota vehicles in Kenya.