East Africa’s largest EV manufacturing plant
Electric vehicle and motorcycle manufacturing company Roam
is set to move to a new production facility as it sets its sights on increasing production and tapping into new markets.
The new production facility is located off Mombasa Road overlooking the Nairobi National Park and will also serve as the company’s headquarters.
According to Brett Mangel, Chief Operations Officer, the move is part of the company’s ambitions to scale up mass production and increase efficiency. “Moving ahead with this new production facility represents a significant step forward in bringing sustainable mobility solutions to Kenya,” said Mangel.
Roam’s growth is expected to continue in 2023 as the company continues to expand its footprint in the East Africa region.
According to Mangel, the new facility will allow for expanded production and have an annual capacity of 50,000 motorcycles while aiming to stay carbon-neutral.
With the facility, the company is set to increase its workforce in the region amid the expansion goals. “I am very proud of the team for the work they’re doing during this phase of expansion. It’s exciting to envision the improvements in production efficiency we will achieve and the new jobs that will be created as we continue to grow,” explains Japheth Ruttoh, Head of Production at Roam.