, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 8 – MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions is seeking to expand its operations in the Kenyan market and the wider East African region in the next three years.
The company plans to invest a significant percentage of all revenues derived from the region and beyond as it seeks to grow its current partner network in East Africa.
The firm plans to introduce innovative solutions that enable its customers to run safer and more efficient fleet operations in the market.
MiX Telematics Africa Managing Director Brendan Horan says the company is also looking to align itself with the local, regional and national government initiatives to further assist in ensuring not only an efficient, but also a safe, secure and compliant transportation environment in the country.
Recently, the company received approval of its speed management solutions for all its commercial vehicle operators by the National Transport and Safety Authority in the Kenyan market and has committed to continue working with the NTSA to ensure that they maintain this certification.
“The approval by NTSA means that all our existing clients, as well as any new end users, can continue to enjoy the benefits of our premium fleet management platform in the knowledge that they are also compliant with the requirements as laid down by the NTSA for commercial vehicles and that they are not required to install any additional equipment into their vehicles,” added Horan.
This is in line with a campaign launched by NTSA dubbed ‘Save 1000 Lives’ in April 2015. The Save 1,000 Lives campaign will see the private sector mobilised to create specialised programs to support road safety initiatives.
Statistics indicate that Kenya loses at least 3,000 people annually from road traffic accidents, with nearly half being pedestrians. More than twice as many are permanently disabled by their injuries. The major cause of these accidents being speed and inadequate pedestrian facilities.
The company, having established itself in the traditional transport and logistics space, is also planning to move into the public transport, container tracking and stolen vehicle recovery arenas.
MiX Telematics shares are publicly traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.