Kenya Police’s Partnership with Simba Corp sees 30 New Proton X70 SUV’s added to Fleet
Nairobi, November 19th,2021: Simba Corp today officially handed over 30 brand new Proton X70 SUVs to the Kenya Police Service at a ceremony held at the Simba Corp Headquarters on Mombasa road.
The Kenya Police Service over the last few years has been modernizing its fleet through the government leasing program.
Speaking at the event, Julius Sunkuli, Director logistics DCI said “We are happy to add to our fleet 30 new Proton X70’s; a very comfortable and versatile SUV that will be useful in maintaining law and order, and crime-fighting activities across the country. We have been leasing vehicles for some time now in an effort to increase efficiency in the police force which in turn ensures we are readily available to serve Kenyans.”
Proton Product Manager, Faruk Alibhai, stated that the Proton X70 is a versatile vehicle with top-of-the-range features that make it a suitable vehicle for the police force. With a fully functional service centre with trained personnel, Simba Corp will be able to service the entire fleet at their 5 branches and numerous service centres countrywide.
“Simba Corporation is a 100% Kenyan-owned business and we have been operating in Kenya for the last 57 years. We are proud to have currently been selling world-class brands alongside the Proton, including Mitsubishi, Fuso, Mahindra, and Same Tractors,” he added.
Nixson Oduor, Head of Government Sales and Leasing at Simba Corp gave his remarks during the event, “This partnership in leasing marks a milestone for Simba Corp. We are grateful that The Kenya Police and other Government agencies are now able to lease brand new, international-standard vehicles to aid in their service delivery, we are proud to be part of this,” he said.
On his part, Simba Corp Group CEO, Dinesh Kotetcha added, “Simba Corporation is committed to growing its local investment by enabling Kenyans to own zero mileage vehicles. At our local assembly plant, AVA, we are already producing our first fully locally assembled saloon car, the Proton Saga.”
He added, “We are proud to introduce the Proton brand into the Kenyan market and will be continuing to grow and expand its product line to target different segments of the market.”In December 2020, His Excellency the President Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, officially launched the Proton Saga in Kenya at the Associated Vehicle Assemblers(AVA) plant in Mombasa. He was glad to mention that Kenyans can now purchase a brand new vehicle, at the same price as an 8 year old, secondhand vehicle. The President lauded the move which also stimulates economic growth by creating jobs for Kenya’s youth.
Simba Foundation and UAP Old Mutual Faulu partner to provide technical training to the youth
Nairobi 30 August 2021…Simba Foundation and UAP Old Mutual Faulu Foundation have partnered to provide technical and entrepreneurship training to underprivileged youth. The program will see more than 70 students trained in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa counties for three years with a guaranteed paid internship during the training period. In this innovative model that encourages Competency Based Education and Training (CBET), the beneficiaries will be earning while learning skills that are much sought after by the industry.
“As a Foundation we are proud to be championing the empowerment of the youth of this country by equipping them with skills and values for a productive future. There is an evident skilling gap on technical skills in this industry, and we hope to bridge that through this training. This training has been in place, but we are expanding it further through the partnership with UAP Old Mutual Foundation”, said the Chairman of Simba Corporation Limited, Mr. Adil Popat.
On her part, Mrs. Susan Omanga, the chairperson of UAP Old Mutual Foundation emphasized the core objective of the program which is to uplift the livelihoods of young people and their families in the country. “We are glad to be partnering with Simba Corporation Limited under this initiative. As a foundation we have also partnered with some of our service providers like garages for the internship opportunities that will be provided to the students. The youth need this kind of support, and we are glad to be playing a role in supporting them, and in helping to shape their future” added Mrs. Omanga during the signing ceremony launching the partnership between the two organizations.
The project, which will be implemented through St. Kizito Vocational Training Institute in Nairobi, The Kisumu National Polytechnic in Kisumu and Christian Industrial Training College in Mombasa, as an expansion of an initiative that was began in 2016 by Simba Foundation. To date, 135 youth have benefitted from the program and many of them are currently employed or running their micro enterprises.
ABOUT UAP OLD MUTUAL GROUP:
UAP Old Mutual Group is a subsidiary of Old Mutual Limited, a listed company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with secondary listings on the London, Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe stock exchanges. As a Pan-African financial services company with a strong heritage of 175 years, it has presence in 13 markets across Africa. In East Africa, the Group has over 1.5M customers, 1,400 employees, 12 iconic properties and over USD 2B in funds under management in the region.
In Kenya where it has been serving customers for 100 years, the UAP Old Mutual Group has the third largest short-term insurance business and a fast-growing Life Assurance business. It has established diverse distribution networks via brokers, an agency force, direct sales, bancassurance, digital channels and supermarkets.
In South Sudan, the Group has the largest short-term insurance business. In Uganda, the Group has the largest Life Assurance Business and has the second largest short-term business in the country. UAP Old Mutual also has short term insurance businesses in Rwanda and Tanzania.
Regionally the Group has a Kshs. 20B property portfolio with iconic buildings; Equatoria Tower in South Sudan, Nakawa Business Park in Uganda and UAP Old Mutual Tower in Nairobi among others.
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ABOUT SIMBA CORPORATION AND SIMBA FOUNDATION
Simba Foundation is the Corporate Social Investment arm of Simba Corporation.
Simba Corporation is a Kenyan entity with controlling interests in the diverse fields of motor, hospitality, real estate and financial services. Since 1948 when it was started, the Company has grown significantly from a modest car selling enterprise to a large multi – sector integrated group. Through its vision and mission, Simba Corporation strives to be a trusted, innovative and diversified pan-African corporation that creates value for its customers, employees, investors, partners and suppliers by mutually satisfactory relationships, efficient operations and financial prudence.
Simba Foundation, registered as Simba Foundation Limited, is the corporate social investments arm of Simba Corp. Set up in 2016, the Foundation leverages synergies in driving sustainable opportunities for targeted African communities. More specifically, the Foundation focusses on Education and Entrepreneurship, Health and Entrepreneurship
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Simba Corp awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification
Simba Corporation has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification at a ceremony held at the Aspire Centre in Westlands.
The ISO 9001:2015 Certification award by SGS, culminates a 6 month process of working by the internal ISO committee led by Simba Corp, CEO Dinesh Kotecha. The ISO 9001:2015 is an international standard dedicated to Quality Management Systems (QMS) that outlines a framework for improving quality and a vocabulary of understanding for any organization looking to provide products and services that consistently meet the requirements and expectations of customers and other relevant interested parties in the most efficient manner possible
SimbaCorp commences sales of the locally assembled Proton Saga
Nairobi, Kenya……25th February
Simba Corp has today launched sales of the locally assembled Proton Saga saloon car.
Speaking at the Proton Saga Media launch event held at Aspire Centre, Westlands, Simba Corporation Group CEO, Dinesh Kotecha said, “We look forward to having the Proton Saga and indeed the Proton brand take the Kenyan market by storm because we believe that this is a solution that our customers have been waiting for and we have finally delivered.”
The Proton Saga is locally assembled at the Associated Vehicle Assemblers plant in Mombasa. It comes with a 5 year, 150,000KM warranty. Simba Corp has partnered with bank partners to make it easier for their customers to own this zero-mileage, high-value car. The Proton Saga also comes with a 4 star NCAP safety rating and will have over 50 service locations nationwide.
NCBA, Simba Corp sign asset finance deal
Nairobi, June 28th,2021:
NCBA Bank Kenya PLC has today signed an asset finance deal with Simba Corp that will see the lender finance up to 95% of all commercial and personal vehicles sold by Simba Corp.
In a bid to ease the financial load in the current business environment, new and repeat customers will in addition enjoy discounted loan facility fees. The Small and Medium Enterprise sector, which is the largest employer in Kenya, will be the biggest beneficiary of this unique financing deal, which will run for six months.
The partnership will offer customers a 13% interest rate per annum on reducing balance over a maximum tenor of 60 months. In addition, customers will receive a grace period of 60 days after the vehicle release date before loan repayment.