Vivo Energy, Bosch Partner to Firm Grip on African Market


order sans-serif;”>Through this partnership, Vivo Energy and Bosch will bring together their respective expertise in the areas of automotive spare parts & service, and retail distribution of oil products.

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The automotive aftermarket division of Bosch will distribute commodities such as batteries, filters, wiper-blades and spark plugs, and quick service test equipment including air conditioning and battery tester and chargers to selected Shell service stations operated by Vivo Energy.

Bosch will also market the Bosch Car Service (BCS) or Express Car Service (ECS) concepts at selected Shell service stations.

Through the Bosch automotive aftermarket local distributors, this initiative will be progressively rolled out, starting towards the end of 2014, on selected sites where there is sufficient market demand in all the countries where Vivo Energy operates a retail network.

While commenting on the agreement, Andreas Bodemer, Bosch Vice President, Middle East and Africa said, “As part of our efforts to reach the maximum of car drivers in the region with our excellent services, we are expanding our operation channels via important strategic partnerships. We are delighted to sign an agreement with such a professional partner as Vivo Energy which will allow us both to enjoy a wider presence in various fast growing markets.”

On the same note David Mureithi, the Executive Vice President Supply & Marketing at Vivo Energy remarked, “This is a great opportunity to create a deeper connection with our customers by taking enhanced care of their vehicles.

Vivo Energy operates over 1,430 Shell branded service stations across Africa on the other hand, the automotive aftermarket division of Bosch provides 16,500 Bosch service partners and many independent workshops in 150 countries with a complete range of diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of automobile spare parts.


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