Auto Kenya was formed from humble beginning’s from a general lack of care of customer’s who are the basis for why we get into business. Our founder saw a gap in the market to offer a knowledgeable service, the right advise and competitive prices for our customers.

All our growth efforts from then-on have stemmed from the root of giving our clients the most hassle free shipping experience and a company they can trust.

From a single warehouse in Watford UK, we have grown into East Africa’s best vehicle shipping company. Our aim has always been and continues to be to create an affordable, pleasant and hassle free vehicle shipping experience. Take a journey through time and find out more about our journey over the years and our defining moments along the way.


Set Up – Established

A lack of good customer service and knowledgeable advise saw Auto Kenya being founded to help shippers in the UK ship cars to East Africa.


Warehouse Established

Due to increased volumes, clients requiring storage and inspection services prior to shipment of the cars, we set up a warehouse in Watford to provide this service.


AKL International

Due to increased requirements from our existing customers to ship to other destinations, we set up a sister company called Simba Shipping which ships vehicles to anywhere in the world. See:


AKL International

Our offices in Mombasa and Nairobi were set up to assist with consolidation as well as any matters in Mombasa and Nairobi on behalf of our clients.


Tilbury Port Office

In 2014 we decided to start our own office at Tilbury port to enable us to provide our clients with a seamless dropping service which makes it extremely easy for them to deliver cars – we further are able to carry out the pre-shipment inspections on their behalf.