CMC Motors Group Ltd.

CMC Motors Group Ltd is owned by CMC Holdings Ltd and was acquired by the Al-Futtaim Group in 2014. Other trading subsidiaries owned by CMC Holdings Ltd include:

  • Cooper Motor Corporation (Uganda) Ltd.
  • Hughes Motors (Tanzania) Ltd
  • Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd (33% Shareholding)

  • CMC Motors Group Limited is a leading player in the East African motor industry with exclusive distribution of Ford, Mazda, and Suzuki vehicles. CMC also distributes UD, Eicher and Renault Trucks (medium and heavy commercial) and buses.

    As well New Holland tractors with an extensive range of farming implements from ploughs through to irrigation equipment

    The Accident Repair workshop at CMC is equipped with the latest equipment in dent repair and re-spray booths.

    CMC Motors Group Limited has seven branches countrywide and six Divisions at Head Quarters in Nairobi. With its two sister companies in both Uganda and Tanzania, CMC Motors Group has by far the largest distribution network in East Africa for sales, parts and service.

    Our Mission

    Committed to providing exceptional customer experience throughout our network by supplying an outstanding range of automotive cars and products with superior levels of sales and aftersales support. This is enabled by a highly engaged and specialized workforce that ensures our customers and principles receive first-rate service and support at all times.

    Our Vision

    Our vision is to be the automotive and agricultural solutions provider of choice by providing quality and integrity through all our operations.

    Customer Centricity

    Our customer centric approach is about focusing and providing a positive customer experience at every touch point of our business and ensuring that customer is at the core of everything we do.

    Integrity without Compromise

    We believe in an unyielding commitment to transparency and honesty and take a personal responsibility to ensuring this value is adhered to.

    Creativity and Innovation

    With an entrepreneurial spirit we aim to lead our industry by inspiring a specialised workforce to innovate through powerful creativity and insight. 


    Instilled throughout our organization is the ambition to continually improve and provide unparalleled professional behaviour that will be portrayed through ethics, practices, standards and commercial environment.

    Associate Recognition and Solidarity

    We believe in empowering and recognising our associates and strive to work closer together everyday to accomplish more. Although as individuals we are strong as a team we are unstoppable.​

    Creativity and Innovation

    With an entrepreneurial spirit we aim to lead our industry by inspiring a specialised workforce to innovate through powerful creativity and insight. 

    Our History

    CMC was incorporated as a private limited company in July 1948 when Mr Allen and Mr Cooper came to East Africa to sell Land Rovers

    With an authorized share capital of 10,000 Pounds Sterling and a total staff of two, trading commenced in borrowed offices in a wooden hut along the then Jackson Road and in 1952 moved to Connaught House. In 1956 Cooper Motor Corporation was converted from a private company to a public company which provided vehicle sales, parts, service and administration under one roof.

    Over the years the Volkswagen, Audi, Nissan Diesel, Nash, Marine crafts and Evinrude outboard engine franchises were added. The VW Beetle proved itself a star particularly after winning the East African Safari Rally four times. The introduction of the VW Microbus also proved successful and played an important role in revolutionizing transport in the tourist industry. During the 60's and 70's CMC acquired a number of companies one of which was the Wilken Group which later became CMC Aviation Limited.

    Perhaps one of the most significant takeovers in CMC's history was that of Benbros Motors in 1973. With Benbros came the British Leyland passenger cars and medium commercial vehicle franchises. This together with the substantial property between Bunyala and Lusaka Roads gave CMC the ideal location and allowed development of the site into the outstanding complex it is today. During this period the company was under the leadership of Mr J. Benzimra until his retirement in 1985.

    In 1971, CMC restructured itself into CMC Holdings Limited, the holding company for the group. CMC's involvement in vehicle assembly started in 1974 after the conclusion of lengthy negotiations with Leyland Kenya, now KVM, when they acquired a 33 percent shareholding. In 1981 CMC bought McKenzie Dalgety's shares in Hughes Limited and took over the Ford and Mazda franchises. Today, CMC has grown to become one of Kenya's largest and most respected automotive distributors within East Africa.


    Local Expertise, Globally Trusted

    An innovation leader in the auto industry, Al-Futtaim Automotive Group has a widespread and well-developed distribution network, currently operating in 14 countries, including the UAE, Iraq, Kenya, Pakistan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

    Representing the leading brands of the global auto industry

    Al-Futtaim Automotive Group is proud to represent some of the world’s most popular and desirable auto brands. Its automotive businesses span more than 25 global car brands, including Honda, Toyota, Lotus, Lexus and Volvo.

    The group is regarded as a pioneer in the Middle Eastern and African automotive industries. Its service offering encompasses every aspect of the automotive value chain from passenger cars, commercial cars, construction equipment sales and auto logistics, to used car sales, auto leasing and rentals.

    Al-Futtaim Automotive Group has a comprehensive network of showrooms and service centres, through which it provides all its customers with the highest standards of convenience, choice and after sales service.

  • Al-Futtaim Automotive Group represents over 25 car brands
  • Its automotive solutions span more than 170 showrooms and after-sales locations
  • The workforce is drawn from over 70 nationalities
  • Al-Futtaim Automotive Group clocks up in excess of 5,000 hours of service every day
  • The automotive group invests in 25,000 training man days per year
  • Three parts are picked every second
  • Al-Futtaim Automotive Group recognises the importance of local, highly specific expertise even within the context of the global automotive industry.

    Al-Futtaim Private Company LLC

    P.O.Box 152, Dubai, UAE

    Phone: +971 4 706 2222

    Fax: +971 4 706 2139

    Email: Website:


    Started production in 1976 with the first car rolling off the assembly line in August, 1976

    Cumulative production since inception now stands at approximately 60,000 cars. The plant was originally designed to produce light and heavy commercial cars including Land Rovers, Range Rovers, Volkswagen Microbuses, Leyland trucks and Buses.

    The car model range produced at Kenya Car Manufacturers Limited has increased over the years and now stands at 11. The range today includes Nissan Series, Mazda, Land Rover, Mercedes and Iveco. The plant covers an area of 40 acres of which 18 acres are reserved for further development.

    Installed capacity is 6,600 cars per annum, single shift. The company undertakes contract assembly i.e the customer (distributor) buys imports and transports kits to the plant at Thika. The customer buys all special jigs and tools and provides all local content except paint, fuel, oil and consumables.

    Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd.

    PO Box 1436 Thika

    Skype: 020 2343049 | 020 2357736 | 020 3540309

    Fax: 0722 205168 | 0733 636091

    Email: Website:

    Financial Services

    Explore our range of affordable finance solutions

    CMC Motors provides finance and insurance solutions to all CMC customers to assist with the purchase of cars, agricultural equipment and construction vehicles. CMC Motors is committed to ensuring that all our group companies have market-leading products to offer to their customers. The team comprises an exceptionally talented group of people from different automotive and banking sectors.

    CMC Motors has close working relationships with a portfolio of different banking partners and insurance companies that actively help in developing innovative products.

    For more information about CMC Motors finance and insurance solutions and to find out how we can help you contact us today at


    Are you interested in joining one of East Africa’s largest motor groups? If you think you have what it takes, apply now.

    CMC Motors Group is one of East Africa’s largest motor industry. We are at the forefront of the automobile industry in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. With a market-leading network across East Africa, we have a commanding asset base to help serve our customers.

    The Human Resource Department is a professional team of dynamic individuals who are critical business partners and who provide support for the business to achieve its corporate objectives and support individual associates in their development.

    We are looking for talented, creative and innovative team players that are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving car industry, growing our products and improving our services.

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