Electric vehicle company Roam has announced they will be relocating to a new production facility that spans over 10,000 square metres.
The new facility will reportedly increase in-production capacity to 50,000 motorcycles annually while maintaining a commitment to carbon neutrality.
The decision to invest in this new facility is part of Roam’s efforts to scale up mass production of the Roam Air and improve efficiency.
The development will also allow Roam’s engineers and technicians to increase production capacity and enhance safety and quality measures.
By consolidating production, distribution, and storage operations in one location, Roam aims to create a technology hub and reduce their overall carbon footprint.
Currently, Roam has a team of over 150 employees working in design, engineering, and production to ensure that electric motorcycles remain affordable and of high quality while also building local capacity.
The company’s growth is expected to continue in 2023 as they expand their operations in East Africa to meet growing demand.
Roam’s new production facility operations are being led by Brett Mangel, Chief Operations Officer, who formerly worked at Tesla, where he was part of the team successfully scaling high-quality production for electric vehicles.
“Moving ahead with this new production facility represents a significant step forward in bringing sustainable mobility solutions to Kenya,” said Brett Mangel. “With some of the brightest talent, key partners, and access to a good infrastructure and logistics network, Roam is confident that this new location is a step in the right direction.”
“I am very proud of the team for the work they’re doing during this phase of expansion. It’s exciting to envision the improvements in production efficiency we will achieve and the new jobs that will be created as we continue to grow,” explains Japheth Ruttoh, Head of Production at Roam.