Pride Drive, a local corporate car hire company, has signed a long partnership with Kenya’s Leading motor vehicle distributor, Toyota Kenya, to acquire HINO Buses to cater to the increasing demand for Car hire services.
Car rental services industry players anticipating increased demand post-coronavirus as commuters turn away from public transport.
“The response by Government over the prevention of the COVID-19 pandemic by enacting domestic measures such as social distancing has impacted on our business, as such we have seen more than 35 per cent increase in staff transportation interests by major Kenyan corporates especially the buses and vans,” said Hasnain Noorani, Pride Drive Managing Director.
“The Interest in corporate transport has risen sharply as corporates have been looking for alternatives for their staff following the increased reorganized working schedules and fear of the coronavirus spread,” said Mr. Noorani.
While making his remarks, Toyota Kenya Managing Director, Arvinder Reel reiterated that the motor vehicle dealer would continue looking for more avenues to be logistics enablers to corporate clients across the country at a time many industries are facing COVID-19 related challenges.
“One thing that we have all learnt from the pandemic is that consumption of locally manufactured products is a sure way of supporting corresponding sectors and generally grow a country’s economy. With Pride Drive adding on to their fleet of Hino buses, we are in a position to support other industries such as the local content category.”
Mr. Arvinder added that in addition to the 18 HINO buses, the partnership between Toyota Kenya and Pride Drive will see the corporate car hire company acquire 100 buses by 2025.