Brazilian trailer OEM Randon Implementos is set to build a CKD (Completely Knocked Down) assembly unit in Kenya alongside, JAP Africa, a subsidiary of Portuguese conglomerate JAP.
A strategic agreement between the two commits both to the local assembly of semi-trailers, said Randon Implementos in a statement.
It added that the the platform and tipper sets are shipped from Brazil in order to be assembled and commercialized by our local partner. The expectation is for continuous growth in terms of market share in the next few years, reaching neighboring countries such as Tanzania and Uganda, said Sandro Trentin, general director of Randon Implementos.
“Our operation in Kenya is important to the company and is recognized by our customers. East Africa is expanding rapidly as a whole, and we seek to maintain a leading role in this region with consolidated strategic partnerships,” he added.
With a history spanning over 100 years, JAP Group first launched in Angola in 2010 and is now present in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya.
“This is a strategic partnership for JAP Group’s project in Africa, meeting the needs expressed by this market and our customers for quality products and services in this segment,” said Diogo Pinto, VP. JAP Group. Randon Implementos. “It brings not only products that are highly adaptable to the difficult conditions of the territory as well as recognised as premium products by the African market, but also a level of professionalism and easy dialogue with its teams, all of which has made this partnership possible. Together, we aim to lead the market in the near future.”