CFAO itself is a specialized distributer in Africa and the French Overseas Territories with the a presence in 34 countries. It is the trusted partner of world-renowned brands and a leading player in four major business sectors: automotive imports and distribution, pharmaceutical imports and distribution and associated logistics services, production and distribution of consumer goods, and the integration of IT and telecommunications solutions.
With a presence of more than 120 years in Africa, the company employs 9,400 people and has 140 subsidiaries. Its turnover in 2009 was in the region of Euros 2.6 Billion and it sold close to 70,000 vehicles in Africa.
In 2009 CFAO was successfully listed on the NYSE Euronext Stock Exchange, the largest listing in Europe for some time.
Products and Services
As well as selling complete ranges of tourism and utility vehicles, 4x4s, buses and heavy goods vehicles, CFAO Automotive is now expanding its range of services:
DT Dobie Tanzania becomes CFAO Motors Tanzania
The company changed their name from DT Dobie & Company (Tanzania) Limited to CFAO Motors Tanzania Limited and henceforth be known as CFAO Motors.
DT Dobie set up in business in Tanzania, or Tanganyika as it was then, in 1952, as a branch of the Kenyan business of the same name. From the outset it held the Mercedes-Benz franchise. Over the years the Nissan, Suzuki, Maruti and Jeep franchises were added and in 1989 the company was incorporated.
In 2000, the company was acquired by CFAO and the company’s operations were centralised at Pugu Road in Dar es Salaam. In 2004 the company’s impressive new showroom was opened at the Pugu Road site. 2008 will see the construction of equally high-quality Aftersales facilities.
In march 2011, Dt Dobie Tanzania changes is brand to CFAO Motors Tanzania. CFAO Motors Tanzania has 14 Representatives located throughout Tanzania and employs 148 staff in Dar es Salaam.
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