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Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers (KVM) has from last year resulted back to assembling trucks and trailers after discontinuing its assembly of the same nearly two years ago, with the production of trucks now targeting the long distance road transport segment.

In addition to manufacturing heavy MAN trucks, KVM is also offering additional products to be used by the trucks in form of tri-axle trailers which are used for ferrying large cargos. The trailers can come in different forms such as flatbed trailers, tri-axle cargo trailers depending on the needs and intended usage by the customers.

The company which is based in Thika Town along the Thika-Garissa Road, is also producing containers for ferrying liquids or gases, to be fixed on the flatbed trailers on request by their customers.

KVM has for a long time been relying on making institution buses and public service vehicles (PSVs) as its main source of income. They had also entered into the production of flatbed, skeletal and bike trailers nearly two years after it discontinued the same line of business.

The company recently won a deal to assemble Mobius Motors, a Kenyan made car that is designed for Africa’s rough terrain and off-road driving. This car is brain child of computer engineer Joel Jackson and KVM started the assembly of five units that were supported by parts from Toyota with plans to increase production to more than 500 units by mid-2014.

By then sold at $6,000 (Sh525,000), the car was cheaper than a four-year-old second-hand Toyota car which was sold for around $10,000 (Sh872, 900) and new models that by then costed upwards of Sh2 million.

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