Logistics startup, Kobo360 has announced the appointment of Kagure Wamunyu Kobo360 CEO for African region.
The appointment coincides with the launch of the company’s regional office and official expansion to Kenya.
Launching its operations in Nairobi, Kenya, marked the company’s first physical expansion into East Africa.
The new regional office, led by , Kagure Wamunyu, comes as the company looks to foster seamless intra-African trade by connecting and supporting cargo owners, truck owners & drivers, and cargo recipients, the startup said in a statement.
Kobo360 said it has been in beta operation in Kenya for five months, with access to over 3,000 trucks and truck owners.
The company is delivering huge values and positive experiences to Kenyan logistic partners including Bidco Africa, Union Logistics Limited, and Intraspeed ARCPRO Kenya LTD as well as serving millers such as Bakhresa Group, Rafiki Millers and McNeel Millers.
Speaking at the official launch event in Nairobi, Wamunyu said, “Kobo360 has a deserved reputation for enabling an agile and connected supply chain, as well as reducing logistics frictions.
‘’Over the past five months, our homegrown team have been running operations in beta to ensure that we build a strong fleet of trucks and service businesses in Kenya looking to efficiently move goods.
“As the largest port in East Africa, Kenya’s Mombasa serves as a gateway to other East African markets. Our presence in Kenya means we are in a position to leverage on the nation’s high technology adoption rate in order to fuel logistics in East Africa and beyond. We anticipate to strengthen our links across this region, which will bring us closer to building our Global Logistics Operating System (G-LOS) to ensure fast and low-cost movement of goods for businesses on the continent”.
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Joining Wamunyu and the Kobo360 team at the launch were Darshan Chandaria [CEO and Director, Chandaria Industries], Rajan Malde [CEO, Pwani Oil] and Katsutoshi Nishi [General Manager, Mitsubishi Itochu].
Ateet Jetha, Managing Director of Exxon Group, said, “We are excited to see Kobo360’s presence in Kenya.
Since operating in beta, we’ve seen how they utilise technology to power enterprise and the logistics sector. We look forward to building a strong strategic partnership with Kobo360, as we fix supply chain inefficiencies across East Africa”.
Kobo360 efficiently connects end-to-end haulage operations to help cargo owners, truck owners and drivers, and cargo recipients to achieve an efficient supply chain framework.
Through an all-in-one robust logistics ecosystem reducing logistics frictions in supply chain via a combination of Internet of Things (IOT), mobile technology and data analytics.
In less than six hours, Kobo360 matches a user’s request with a selection of quality trucks of all categories, anytime with service delivery guaranteed – no telephones, opaque pricing or expensive middlemen needed.