Autochek Opens the Accra Office to Support the Transition of the Automotive Industry Of Ghana

Autocheck, an automotive technology company that seeks to develop solutions for the African market, has announced the launch of operations in Accra, Ghana to facilitate the delivery of technology solutions to one of the most advanced automotive markets in Africa. Building on the work of Cheki Ghana (acquired by Autochek in September 2020) over the last decade, Autochek has combined technology and data to establish a single platform for car purchases, car loans and car repairs in Ghana.

Consumers in Ghana can now purchase cars and access car loans through the Autochek app (Android app now available). The iOS app is coming soon) or the website, knowing that every car described has undergone a 150-point inspection process. The inspection service may also be used for cars outside the Autochek network. Autochek will also allow more efficient procurement and affordable car loans, as well as car repairs and warranties.

Autochek now has on-board car dealers and auto workshops from around the country that can now rely on consistent leads that have been screened to confirm their interest. Car owners can book maintenance and repairs through the app and the website with the assurance that their cars will be in the hands of the Autochek partner network’s standardized workshops and technicians. By focusing on the needs of both consumers and dealers, Autochek is developing an ecosystem of solutions that offer unrivaled customer service.

Ghana’s automotive industry has undergone substantial change as a result of the 2019 Ghana Automotive Development Policy, which aims to attract investment in the industry, promote local production and make affordable vehicles more readily available. With more cars being produced locally, there is a chance to build more jobs and develop technological skills in the automotive industry in Ghana and across Africa.

Etop Ikpe, CEO and co-founder of Autochek, said, “We are excited to be in Ghana and to be part of the ecosystem. The government is doing a lot of good work to help the automobile industry, but there is also a need to ensure that vehicles meet certain standards before they are purchased or sold locally. This is where we intend to put our experience to bear in order to build an effective and accessible marketplace for everyone.”

Ikpe added, “We have also seen a rise in demand for technology-enabled solutions as people and businesses react to the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges it poses. This technology-enabled approach would allow better customer service and promote accountability and ease of operation, which in turn will result in increased transactions and more productive business operations.”
Yvonne Ahlie, Head of Business Operations (Ghana) at Autochek, said, “The car industry in Ghana is one of the most advanced in Africa, but there is still some work to be done, particularly in terms of day-to-day experience for customers, dealers and workshops. Fragmentation of the industry means that most players operate in silos and are unable to enjoy the full benefits of what the market has to offer.

There is also a lack of reliable data that dealers and workshops can use to support business decisions, and this has an effect on their success. This is where Autochek can make a difference by integrating data and technology to transform the auto transaction ecosystem and promote excellence across the value chain.”

Over the next year, Autochek plans to bring more than 500 dealers and workshops to Ghana across cities, making it easier for Ghanaians across the country to access the automotive services they need.