General Motors East Africa Ltd. (GMEA) was founded in 1975 as a joint venture between the Government of Kenya and General Motors Company. The current shareholders are: General Motors Asia Pacific Holdings 57.7%, Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation (20%), Centum Investments (17.8%) and Itochu Corporation (4.5%).
GMEA started assembling vehicles in 1977 and is the largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in the East African region. Its manufacturing plant in Nairobi assembles a wide range of Isuzu trucks & buses and also retails fully built Chevrolet passenger vehicles. The company has since assembled over 70,000 units. The Company is certified ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) and ISO 14001:2004 (Environment Management System) as a mark of its world class quality and environmental standards respectively.