COTONOU, JULY 2023 – Spiro, the largest electric motorbike and scooter provider and advocate for clean energy, is pleased to announce a transformative collaboration with Horwin, a leading electric motorbike and scooter manufacturer. Together, the two industry pioneers are forming a Joint Venture Company aimed at meeting the growing demand for electric mobility solutions across Africa. This partnership will encompass the assembly of both electric bikes and batteries in local factories, generating employment opportunities and supporting local industries, with more than 5000 new jobs across Africa.
This strategic collaboration leverages the combined expertise and innovative capabilities of Spiro and Horwin, establishing a formidable presence in the rapidly growing electric mobility industry across the African continent. By synergizing their strengths, the companies are poised to revolutionize transportation, foster economic growth, and contribute significantly to a greener future in Africa.
Jules Samain, the CEO of Spiro, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “The establishment of this Joint Venture Company represents a major milestone for both companies. This collaboration allows us to scale our production capacities and address the increasing demand for electric mobility solutions in Africa. Together with Horwin, we will redefine the future of urban transportation, offering sustainable and reliable options while generating local jobs and supporting African industries.”
Spiro’s Head of Strategic Sourcing, Rohit Pandita added, “Our Joint Venture Company will focus on establishing local assembly plants across Africa, ensuring that both electric bikes and batteries are manufactured within the continent. By adopting this localized approach, the company aims to contribute to the growth of local economies and foster technological advancements while providing efficient and eco-friendly transportation solutions to African communities.”
With over 9000 motorbikes already on the road, and an agreement in place to deploy 140,000 more bikes in Uganda over the next 5 years, Spiro commits to having multiple bike and battery assembly factories up and running by the end of 2023, each with an annual capacity of up to 100,000 bikes and 500,000 batteries.
This Joint Venture Company is committed to delivering top-tier, dependable, and sustainable electric mobility solutions tailored to the diverse needs of customers across Africa. By leveraging their shared expertise and unwavering commitment to sustainability, the company aims to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, create employment opportunities, and support local industries while contributing to a cleaner and greener future for Africa.
For further information, please contact:
Name: Lee Breheny
Title: General Manager, Global Communications
Phone: +44 07590 847 020
About Spiro: Spiro is a renowned electric motorbike manufacturer dedicated to delivering reliable, clean energy transportation solutions. With a strong presence across Africa, Spiro assembles electric bikes and batteries in local factories, generating employment opportunities, supporting local industries, and contributing to a cleaner and greener future for the continent.
About Horwin: Horwin is a leading electric motorbike and scooter manufacturing and technology company known for its expertise in electric mobility. With a focus on quality, performance, and design, Horwin has established itself as a trusted name in the industry, delivering advanced electric vehicles to customers including markets in the US and Europe.