TThe automotive industry in Africa has received a major boost with accession Mecho Autotech, a Nigerian startup that closed a $ 2.15 million seed fund for sector development. The leading high-tech automotive company is expected to launch the Mecho Retail App, a digital platform that seeks to change the process of car maintenance and repair across the country. This is done in an attempt to give Nigerians, including businesses, access to affordable high-quality automotive services to boost economic productivity.
The strategic launch of the digital platform aims to use technological automation to offer both individuals and businesses continuous solutions for car maintenance and repair. This is done in an attempt to promote the formalization of the Nigerian ecosystem of vehicle maintenance with a large number of fragments through the connection of enterprises to qualified in-house and third-party mechanics, as well as contributing to the socio-economic development of the Nigerian economy.
The CEO of Mecho Autotech noted that recent developments have strengthened the company’s commitment to providing Nigerians with access to simple, affordable and high-quality car service.
“As an organization focused on providing unrivaled vehicle-related services, we have realized that Nigeria is predominantly a huge market for well-maintained vehicles, while road transport remains our main mode of transport across the country. So we decided to create a viable technology-based solution that involves car inspection, car maintenance and repair, and the sale of auto parts for all types of vehicles. This will help Nigerian businesses, including individuals, maintain profitability and productivity levels, as well as extend the life of their cars, ”he said.
Mecho Autotech is a startup supported by Y Combinator, which connects car owners with suppliers of quality repair and maintenance at an affordable price using a digital platform.