Kenyan Logistics Startup Expands into Nigeria

One of Kenyan logistics startup Lori Systems said it is expanding to Nigeria in a bid to cement its footprint across Africa.

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Founded by chief executive officer (CEO) Josh Sandler in 2016, Lori Systems provides supply chain management solutions to cargo owners, ensuring flexibility, reliability and cost savings.

It has been a major success in East Africa, with almost half the grain moving through Kenya to Uganda going through the startup’s platform, while it also won multiple bids associated with the newly built US$4 billion railroad system in East Africa. Lori is now quickening the pace of its expansion – after opening operations in Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan last year, it has now moved into Nigeria.

Over the past 10 months, the startup has completed a successful pilot in Nigeria with some of the country’s top cargo companies, including Olam, Honeywell Flour Mills and Flour Mills Nigeria.

“Lori is at the forefront of revolutionizing cargo transport across Africa from the ground up,” said Uche Ogboi, who was appointed as Lori’s chief operating officer (COO) in July.

“Our mission in Nigeria is to create a more efficient logistics experience for cargo owners who are burdened with the task of moving their goods across the country. We have successfully created a digital platform to enable the movement of goods through a transparent supply chain management system that is affordable, reliable and flexible.”

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