Africar Group, the very first car classifieds to emerge for Sub-Saharan Africa, has now grown to become the leading car classifieds marketplace in the region, with a vast coverage of 30 countries and reaching out to more than 600 million people.
Africar Group is where customers in Africa can easily buy and sell cars, motorbikes and trucks faster than anywhere and at a better price with complete safety. The growth of Africar Group has occurred in parallel with the increasing penetration of social media and internet, the platforms that Africar Group has integrated with its services to emerge as the regional classifieds leader.
Africar Group steady growth from a start-up to an industry leader has been backed by global investors with three rounds of funding, and a networked team of over 100 professionals along with operators and agents in 30 emerging markets (except South Africa and Maghreb). The classifieds leader now has a full time team at its headquarters in Sydney, Australia.
“Africa is where the biggest growth about internet usage and social media is happening on the planet, and Africar Group is taking advantage of that by becoming the largest automotive marketplace on the continent, with more than 2 million people following us on our different social media channels in all of our 30 countries. We are disrupting the way Africans are trading their cars, motorbikes and trucks,” says Axel Peyriere, one of the co-founders of Africar Group.
Africar Group attracted the support of several private and institutional investors from Australia and Europe, and a new fundraising at the end of 2018 have pushed it to the number one spot in classifieds in Sub-Saharan Africa in the automotive sector. The reach of Africar Group ranges from Senegal in West Africa, to Burundi in Central Africa, Ethiopia in East Africa and down to Zimbabwe in Southern Africa and integrates more than 12 local languages including Kinyarwanda, Setswana, Sesotho, Wolof, Hausa, Yoruba, Swahili, Malagasy, Shona, Somali, Amharic and more.
Going forward, Africar Group wants to remove all intermediaries and make the trading more transparent. Users can easily search and browse hundreds of thousands of cars in 30 different countries, from dozens of different makes and models. Most popular car makes in Africa are by far Toyota, Hyundai and Nissan, but users can also find some Porsche and even Bentley cars! Followed by more than 2 million people on all its different groups and pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, Africar Group is the most acclaimed online destination for car enthusiasts in Sub-Saharan Africa, becoming the biggest car dealer on the continent.