Kobo360’s Kenya-based Africa Region CEO, Kagure Wamunyu, officially launched the digital tech-enabled logistics platform earlier today in an event attended by business partners, media and other stakeholders.
With only five months presence in the country, the company has onboard Chandaria Capital as investors and Bidco Africa as clients using the platform.
The startup with presence across five countries in Africa including Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Togo and Uganda has focus on four key stakeholders, that is, cargo owner, truck owner, truck driver and cargo recipient to achieve efficient haulage process.
In light of this, they have three Kobo360 mobile applications on Google Play Store to enable serve and monitor operations conveniently. Kobo app allows customers to place their order, Kobo Transporter app allows driver to accept orders from customers whereas, Kobo Squad app enables the Kobo team to oversee Operations.
Another key feature offered by Kobo360 that customers might be interested in is the visibility which allows customers to track their cargo in real time. Once the cargo is received, the owner receives a notification via the app.
According to Ms Kagure, Kobo360 handles all the tedious operations for customers and they get to oversee the process from their phones or computer’s dashboard.
The tech firm prides in offering technology, visibility, transparency, digital waybill, reverse logistics and insurance throughout the end-to-end haulage process.
It is important to note that the startup was recently named Disrupter of the Year at the 2019 Africa CEO Forum Awards in Kigali, Rwanda.