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About Us

  • 1958 – Incorporated as Nyanza Petroleum Dealers Ltd and started operations in Kisumu, Kenya
  • 1965 – Commencement of tyre business with Avon brand tyres
  • 1977 – Battery business initiated with Chloride Exide brand
Founder, Mr. Gosar Raishi Shah (2nd from right)

  • 1997 – Pirelli distributorship was awarded
  • 1998 – Introduction of Tubeless steel wheels and alloy wheels
  • 2005 – Suspension parts business was initiated
  • 2007 – Market leadership attained in the tyre business in Kenya

  • 2008 – Ventured into regional market by establishing operations in Rwanda
  • 2008 – Rebranding and name change to AutoXpress
  • 2010 – Initiated a relationship with Dunlop
  • 2011 – ISO 9001:2008 certification awarded
  • 2011 – KYB suspension parts dealership acquired
Name Change Cocktail, September 2008
  • 2012 – Head Office relocated to Limuru road, Nairobi
Limuru Road, Head Office
  • 2013 – Awarded first time Superbrands Status
  • 2014 – Partnered with Lubatex Group ( Energizer Battery)
  • 2014 – AutoXpress ventured and commenced operations into Tanzania
  • 2014 – Partnership with Actis
  • 2014 – Commenced operations in Tanzania
  • 2014 – Launch of Training School
  • 2014 – Launch of the Retread Plant
  • 2014 – Launch of TMS & Mobile Truck Alignment
  • 2014 – Introduced Vehicle Accessories
  • 2014 – Partnered with Champion Lubricants and initiated AutoXpress Xpress Service

  • 2015 – Initiated partnership with Bosch
  • 2015 – Appointed Isuzu East Africa's Parts and Service Operator

  • 2016 – Opening of AutoXpress Tanzania HQ
  • 2016 – Partnered with APA Insurance to launch XtraSure Tyre Damage Guarantee
  • 2016 – Appointed Simba Corporation Parts and Service Operator

  • 2018 – Launched house brands – AutoXtra, Hinshitsu and AutoMate
  • 2018 – ISO 9001:2015 certification awarded
  • 2018 – Ventured into Uganda
  • 2018 – Relationship with Asmico
  • 2018 – Appointed Honda’s Parts and Service Operator.

  • 2017 – Awarded Superbrand Status a third time – First in Automotive Parts and Accessories Category
  • 2017 – Relationship with Bridgestone tyres, Goodyear tyres, Ferodo brakes and NGK Spark Plugs
  • 2017 – Opening of AutoXpress Rwanda HQ
  • 2017 – ISO 9001:2015 Quality Policy

  • 2019 – Relationship with Aplus Suspension Parts
  • 2019 – Started an Omni-channel contact centre