CARS MADE IN AFRICAFeb 23, 2023 12:00PM ● By Minna Davies
Most well-known brands such as Toyota, Honda, Mercedes, Nissan, Ford, and others are made in other countries. You might not be aware of it, but the automotive industry in Africa is developing rapidly, which has boosted the economies of the nations that produce cars.
Among the top manufacturing countries for automobiles in Africa are Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tunisia, Uganda, and South Africa. Automobile manufacturing was not a recognized industrial speciality in Africa before the establishment of the South African-based Born Cars firm in the 1980s.
All African manufacturers want to rule the roadways on the continent with their models. This concept supports the excellent caliber of vehicles built in Africa. Because local automakers are held to such high standards, it has been established that their products meet or even surpass the benchmark internationally. We'll examine the top 7 automakers in Africa in 2023 in this post.
Wallys Automobile Manufacturing
Wallys Automobile, a car manufacturer, is located in Tunisia.
In 2006, the company was established by its proprietors, brothers Zied and Omar Guiga. La Marsa, Tunis, Tunisia, is home to the company's main office.
Panama, Morocco, Spain, Qatar, and other nations have all seen sales of Wally's automobile grow recently.
Six hundred Wallys automobiles are expected to be produced annually. Wally's Car manufactures machineries and makes cars and other transportation equipment.
Priced affordably, Wallys automobiles include comfort amenities, good fuel economy, and longevity warranties.
Company Kiira Motors (KMC)
Kiira Motors is a government-owned car manufacturer established in Uganda in 2014. The company's headquarters are in Ntinda, Kampala, Uganda. The Ugandan government established the company to manage indigenous vehicle manufacture.
The business seeks to maintain economic equilibrium in the state. Makerere University and the company are partners. They also create software development, medical facilities, electrical and electronic equipment, and other agricultural machines.
Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM)
Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Co. Ltd. is a Nigerian automaker. Its main office is located at No. 95 Owerri Road in Umudim, Nnewi, Anambra State. This esteemed carmaker was founded in 2007 by Mr Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma. The parent company, The Innoson Group, is in charge of running it.
The auto parts producer originally started by assembling imported auto components into a whole vehicle before producing local auto parts. A segment of the company also has motorcycles.
At Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Corporation, tricycle manufacturing is currently anticipated to begin. IVM has established a global standard in competition with foreign automobiles.
An automobile manufacturer with its headquarters in Ghana is privately held Kantanka Automobile.
The company's founder, Kwadwo Safo Kantanka Jr., launched it in 1994. In Ghana's Achimota, it is located.
In 2004, Kantanka Automobile was incorporated as a limited liability corporation.
The company started making car components before shifting its emphasis to making whole bodies in 1998. The company subsequently unveiled its first car made in the country with components sourced from the region. They have a variety of models, including Mehsah, K71, Onantefo, Omama Pickup, Omama Hard Body, and Amoanimaah.
Mobius Motors is a privately owned and funded automotive manufacturer in Kenya. The company's owner is Joel Jackson. The business's headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya.
As of 2010, it was a British corporation; however, it was officially registered and founded in Kenya in 2011. Mobius Motors in Kenya produces unconventional, cost-effective, and road-safe automobiles.
Laraki Manufacturing Company is an automotive manufacturer with its main office in Casablanca, Morocco. In 1999, Mohamed Laraki started the company. They manufacture sports cars. The firm sells its automobile products all over the world.
The owner was a vehicle importer until his son, Abdeslam Laraki, passed ownership in 1973. Moreover, it was initially a company that made yachts. The company's first Car, the Laraki Fulgura, was successfully manufactured in 2002.
The Birkin Car Ltd.
In 1982, Birkin Cars were founded by John Watson. This business is Africa's oldest manufacturer. Its vehicles have been sent to several nations, including Japan, the US, Europe, and others. The Street Series 3 (SS3) and Clubman Series 3 (CS3) are included in its roster. The superior degree of quality of Birkin Vehicles is well known.
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Minna Davies is a creative writer and a thespian with a degree in theatre arts from the University of Lagos. He has been privileged to have some of his works featured on Nigeria's big stages. It is important to dream, but if no one gets to see it, it is as good as dead.
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