|A merger is looming in the automotive industry involving Toyota Zimbabwe and CFAO Motors Zimbabwe which is the official distributor of Volkswagen and Suzuki in the country.|
CFAO Motors Zimbabwe is a subsidiary of CFAO Automotive, the largest automobile network in Africa and the French overseas territories. The proposed merger is being deliberated by the Competition and Tariff Commission to see if it is within the set rules of the country.
Toyota Zimbabwe is the official distributor of all new Toyota Vehicles and Hino Trucks; genuine Toyota and Hino Parts. It also have well equipped Service Centres with qualified technicians to service and repair motor vehicles, trucks and buses.Toyota Zimbabwe leverages its operation on the strong brand of Toyota, Toyota genuine parts and Toyota Quality Service.
Toyota has a spacious state of the art showroom and a fully equipped service centre fitted with the latest service technology. CFAO Motors Zimbabwe which had previously closed, reopened its new operational headquarters in Harare in March 2015 from where it hosts new vehicle sales, genuine parts sales and a full service offeringThe premises include a showroom, service workshop and a parts centre, adjacent to the bonded warehouse for the Volkswagen model range.
Toyota Zimbabwe was initially established in 1961 under the name Mobile Motors and the name changed to Toyota Zimbabwe in 1994 when Lonrho came on board when they got in to an equal partnership agreement with Mobile motors.
In 2001, Toyota Tsusho Corporation of Japan, which is a subsidiary company of Toyota Tsusho Corporation, trading company for Toyota Motor Vehicles & Spare Parts took 100% ownership of Toyota Zimbabwe.CFAO Motors Zimbabwe has teamed up with local banks to develop tailored customer auto financing solutions.
The company in Zimbabwe provides professional customers and partners with tailored services that include car fleet management and drive-by workshops. All vehicles and spare parts sold through their network are covered by Volkswagen warranty as CFAO Motors Zimbabwe uses only original Volkswagen spare parts in order to provide the highest standards of service and to guarantee product performance over the long term.
CFAO Motors Zimbabwe provides its customers with a round-the-clock breakdown service and also offers a comprehensive range of after-sales services using leading-edge facilities and skilled personnel who receive training from Volkswagen on a regular basis – Harare