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Our Heritage

Simba Corporation has grown from a modest used-car selling enterprise founded in 1948 by Mr. Abdul Karim Popat to one of Kenya’s most successful group of companies in various industry verticals.

history

2016

  • Commissioning of Aspire Centre
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2015

  • Acacia Kisumu fully operational

2014

  • Acquired the Renault Franchise
  • Acquired the Geely Franchise
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2013

  • Opened Villa Rosa Kempinski

2012

  • Mahindra Franchise
  • Opened Olare Mara Kempinski
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2011

  • Simba Colt Kisumu branch opened

2010

  • Formed Simba Vehicle Rental Limited (SVRL)
  • Formed Simba Corporation Limited
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2008

  • Acquired majority shareholding in AFMS
  • Acquired the BMW franchise

2007

  • Mr. Adil Popat named CEO
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2001

  • Acquired the franchise to sell the full range of FUSO trucks

1997

  • Founded Power Systems Division
  • Opened Simba Colt Mombasa Branch
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1981

  • Separated from CMC and established Simba Colt Motors

1977

  • Merged with CMC
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1968

  • Established Simba Motors (Mitsubishi Franchise)
1948
  • Founded by Mr. AKC Popat as a used car dealership in Nairobi on Koinange Street