CMC Motors owner sets up automotive academy in Kenya
Dubai-based Al-Futtaim Group has opened an automotive academy in Nairobi – its first in sub-Saharan Africa. The giant automotive firm bought out auto dealer CMC Motors for Sh7.5 billion in April 2014. The CMC Motors Technical Training Academy, at CMC Motors complex, is part of the company’s strategy to boost customer experience and after-sales capacity in East Africa. “Through the CMC Group, the Al-Futtaim Automotive Group is doing very well on our first foray into sub-Sahara Africa as we continue to invest and expand,” group president Len Hunt said in a statement. The Emirates-based group acquired CMC motors less than two years ago, and is working to improve the firm’s customer service department, develop new markets and enhance quality of its products in an effort to retain a more than 20 per cent market share locally.