Toyota Kenya has partnered with Pride Drive to provide safe transport to corporate employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The partnership was witnessed on Thursday, during the handing over of a total of 18 HINO Kenya buses by Toyota Kenya, to Pride Drive.
The partnership will enable the Company to cater to the increasing demand for car hire services following the government’s directives that Public Service Vehicles observe the stipulated carrying capacity in line with COVID-19 protocols.
Speaking during the handing over ceremony in Nairobi, Pride Drive, Managing Director (MD), Hasnain Noorani, said the interest in corporate transport has increased.
Noorani has attributed the increase to the reorganization of working schedules to avoid the spread of coronavirus in the workplace that has seen corporates look for alternatives for their staff.
We have seen more than 35 percent increase on staff transportation interests by major Kenyan corporates, especially the buses and vans.said Noorani.
On his part, HINO General Manager Omar Onsongo said Toyota Kenya would continue looking for more avenues as logistics enablers to corporate clients across the Country.
One thing that we have all learned from the pandemic is that consumption of locally manufactured products is a sure way of supporting corresponding sectors and generally growing a country’s economy.noted Onsongo.
Further, he said HINO can currently support other industries such as the local content category, following Pride Drive’s addition of the HINO buses to their fleet.
Additionally, he said the partnership between Toyota Kenya and Pride Drive would see the corporate car hire company acquire 100 buses by 2025.
Pride Drive is a corporate car hire company for transporting corporate employees.