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We have been importing vehicles from Japan for our customers since 2005.
Utilizing the internet, our knowledge of Japanese auctions, and networks with domestic car dealers in Japan, we put thousands of Japanese cars at your fingertips. We then help you buy and import cars directly from Japan to Kenya at affordable prices stress-free. Our service includes locating your ideal vehicle, inspection, shipping, clearance, registration, and delivery to your doorstep. We also offer vehicle customization services depending on your preferences.
This seamless end-to-end service coupled with a comfortable payment schedule allows you to get a quality vehicle, make fantastic savings and avoid the nuisance and stress associated with car importation.
And now, to cater to the growing demand for locally available vehicles, we have opened a showroom along Karen Road, opposite the Waterfront Mall. Whether you are looking to import a car from Japan, purchase a new import already in the country or buy a locally used car, we will do our best to meet your requirements. We also offer local financing options for those funded by a bank, Sacco, or employer, as well as trade-in services.
The saying goes that a change is as good as a rest. Croton Motors previously operated as Jap Imports Ltd. We have since fully transitioned, and other than the name, our team and spirit of service remain the same.
We say Karibu Sana to our new showroom in Karen, and we look forward to meeting all your vehicle needs.
Francis is the Managing Director of Croton Motors. In this capacity he oversees all business operations, offering strategic guidance to drive sales strategy and business generation.
He brings extensive automobile experience to this role, fueled by over 15 years in the field of ICT. Further, he reads and speaks fluent Japanese, having lived and worked in Japan for 10 years. This gives Croton Motors a unique advantage when buying vehicles from Japanese auctions, and negotiating with Japanese dealers and partners.
Francis previously worked for the Softbank Group in Tokyo, with his flagship project being the development of a B2C vehicle listing website (Trade Carview) which revolutionized online sales of Japanese cars to the rest of the world.
Before founding Croton Motors (formerly trading as Jap Imports Ltd), He established and run Excia E.A Ltd, a Japanese car import company that popularized Japanese auctions among dealers in the Kenyan automobile market.
He holds a Diploma in IT from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Media from the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Oita, Japan.
While not at work, Francis grows vegetables in Laikipia- both for the local market and for export. He also enjoys hiking, camping, planting trees, playing chess and watching nature programs.
Sophie is the Operations Director at Croton motors. In this capacity she handles vehicle logistics both for imports and local sales. She is also in charge of the day-to-day running of the company including liaising with clients as well as overseas and local partners.
Sophie obtained her bachelor’s degree from the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Oita, Japan. She later attended graduate school at the International University of Japan in Niigata, a place famously known as ‘snow country’.
During her 8-year stay in Japan she got the chance to interact with different cultures and travel to different parts of the world. Most importantly, working in Japan exposed her to the incomparable Japanese work ethic, from which she drew lasting life lessons. She strives to approach her work at Croton Motors the same way.
While not at work, Sophie enjoys jogging, hiking and camping with her family. She is not exactly sure when she crossed over to the ‘outdoorsy side’. She spends way too much time watching baking shows with her kids, and trying out new recipes.
As far as dream cars go- she is still undecided but it has to be a car that won’t struggle with the numerous speed bumps on Kenyan roads.
Meet Charity, the Sales Manager who knows how to get things done. She is known for her exceptional leadership skills, her ability to motivate her team and her extensive knowledge of the car sales industry.
As a Sales Manager, Charity is responsible for overseeing the sales team and ensuring that thedealership meets its sales goals. She leads by example and is always willing to roll up her sleeves and help out when needed.
Charity’s sales tactics are unique. She doesn’t believe in high pressure sales tactics or pushing customers into buying a car they don’t want. Instead, she encourages her team to take the time to get to know their customers and their needs. She believes that building a relationship with customers is the key to
making a sale.
She has a degree in Education Arts from The University of Eldoret and a Diploma in Digital Marketing. Her expertise comes in handy as she is an outgoing and interactive person.
Aside from work, she is a mom and enjoys spending quality time with her family, baking and having friends over for a glass of wine.
She would one day if not soon want to own a beautiful black Mercedes Benz G Wagon. A girl can dream right?
Grace is a sales & Marketing executive at Croton Motors. She has expertise in both importation of vehicles as well as local sales. In this role, she acts as the main point of contact, matching clients with their dream rides while taking into account their personalities, desires and dreams. To reach a point of consensus she listens to the client, researches on all available options and makes recommendations.
She has a bachelor’s degree in International Business Management and is a people’s person. Her biggest strength is relationship management in order to satisfy her clients. Her greatest joy in the job is when happy clients recommend her to their family and friends.
When Grace is not selling you a car, she is spending time with her family and skating. She is an outgoing person and likes conversing with people.
She is working towards driving her own Range Rover Evoque and as we all know- this dream is valid!
Selling cars has transcended being merely a profession for Sharon Rutoh; it is a testament to her faith that dreams have no boundaries. Growing up in an environment where donkeys were the primary mode of transportation, she embraces the challenge of car sales with honor and determination to fulfill her clients’ needs.
Sharon is a certified supply chain professional, accredited by the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM). Her expertise lies in vehicle imports, leveraging her market knowledge and global sourcing abilities acquired during her undergraduate studies in Procurement and Logistics Management at the Multimedia University.
What sets Sharon apart is her exceptional customer engagement. She genuinely takes the time to listen and understand her clients’ requirements, budget constraints, and preferences. Building strong relationships based on trust and understanding is of utmost importance to her. By tailoring her recommendations and providing personalized solutions, Sharon ensures that her customers’ needs are met to the fullest.
With an outstanding track record of success, Sharon has established herself as a go-to sales consultant in the industry. Her dedication, professionalism, and remarkable conversion rates make her an invaluable asset. She envisions herself behind the wheel of a Land Rover Range Rover Vogue, the ultimate cherry on top of her automotive aspirations.
In her spare time, Sharon finds joy in serving the community through Shield for the Young, a charitable organization she helped establish. The organization focuses on promoting menstrual hygiene and empowering teenage girls.
Kelvin Kiarie is a sales Executive at Croton motors, handling both the import and local vehicle sales department. He has a natural instinct of understanding clientele vehicle needs, exploring options and arriving at the perfect client preference as far as vehicles are concerned. His greatest joy is meeting customer needs in a satisfactory manner while achieving value for money for the clients.
Kelvin has a bachelors degree in Finance from The Catholic University of Eastern Africa main Campus, and an ACCA certificate from Strathmore University.
When not selling cars, Kelvin enjoys trading in the different financial markets, reading scholar books, watching and playing football, swimming, hiking, travelling and making the best cuisines the world has not tasted yet!
His dream car is the epitome of the automobile evolution in the 21st century, The Lamborghini Urus; a dream deeply etched at the bottom of his heart.
Ooh, he is an avid Chelsea FC fan too.
As the company driver, Peter is in charge of all vehicle movement in the showroom. He is responsible for picking up and delivering vehicles to and from customers. He also takes prospective buyers on test drives and runs all official errands.
Around the showroom, Peter ensures that all vehicles are clean, fueled and ready for viewing by customers. He also ensures that the office space is clean and in order. The team relies on his agility and helpful nature to keep things moving behind the scenes.
While not at work, Peter enjoys going to the gym and playing football.
Meet Felix: Our Finance Maestro & Administration Extraordinaire! 💼
Felix is our talented accountant & administrative assistant at Croton Motors Ltd. With a background in CPA & a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science & Public Administration from The University of Nairobi, Felix brings a unique blend of expertise to our team.
While some may wonder about his transition from political science to finance, Felix sees a fascinating convergence between the two fields. He believes that political risk analysis plays a crucial role in assessing factors like political stability, policy changes, and geopolitical conflicts, which ultimately impact economic conditions. By leveraging his financial knowledge, Felix ensures that we incorporate these critical analyses into our investment strategies, safeguarding our clients’ interests.
He believes in integrity, professionalism, knowledge, & respect as key drivers in any career. Passionate about financial modeling & data analysis, Felix stays updated with podcasts on automotive, finance, & social life skills.
When you visit Croton Motors, experience Felix’s exceptional financial acumen & administrative prowess firsthand. Trust him to guide you through your car-buying journey with insightful advice.
Meet Nick Likhanga, a versatile professional with a passion for creativity. As a Graphic Designer, 3D Animator, and Video Editor, Nick brings imagination to life, crafting stunning visuals and compelling content. With meticulous attention to detail and a keen eye for aesthetics, he consistently delivers exceptional work that surpasses expectations.
Nick’s journey began at Mt. Kenya University, studying Journalism and Mass Communication. He further expanded his horizons with a software engineering course at ALX, combining technical expertise with his creative talents.
As the Digital Marketing and Social Media Specialist at Croton Motors, Nick plays a pivotal role in establishing the brand’s online presence and driving growth. Through strategic planning, innovative content creation, and data-driven analysis, he ensures Croton Motors remains at the forefront of the automotive industry.
Outside of work, Nick is an ardent supporter of Arsenal and enjoys indulging in reading and exploring cinema. With his diverse skill set and unwavering dedication, Nick continues to make a mark in the digital landscape, contributing to Croton Motors’ success and connecting with customers in the ever-evolving world of digital marketing.
David ensures all our company systems are operational. Feel free to address him with any improvement suggestions or bug reports.
An avid Arsenal supporter since 2002, David copes with this choice by listening to music, playing videogames, camping, hiking, learning new programming techniques and the occasional cold Guinness.
We rely on the auction sheet to advise you on the real condition of the car, including its service record. We only buy accident free vehicles and concentrate on low mileage units.
We do not fiddle with the odometer for any reason as we allow you to choose the mileage you are comfortable with based on your budget.
We give a 6 month warranty on engine, gear box and differential for all cars imported through us.
We do everything from buying, shipping, clearing, registration and other logistics up to delivery of your car to your door step.
One of our biggest strengths is our Director, Francis, who reads and speaks fluent Japanese having lived and worked in Japan for 10 years. He not only brings a wealth of experience and professionalism from working in Japanese companies to the table but is also able to negotiate directly with dealers in Japan on your behalf if need be.