Colonel David Dobie, a veteran of World War 2, started D.T Dobie in 1949. From humble beginnings, the company started out with the Mercedes-Benz franchise for East Africa which included both passenger and heavy commercial vehicles.
- Subsequently in 1964 our organization was awarded the sole franchise distributorship of Nissan passenger and light commercial vehicles in Kenya.
- The company was in the year 2000 acquired by CFAO, a French company that was then a wholly owned subsidiary of the Pinault Printemps-Redoute (PPR) group. In 2012 Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) became the majority shareholder of CFAO after acquiring 97.81 %.
- In 2001 we were awarded the Jeep franchise for Kenya.
- In 2014 we were appointed the franchise dealers for VW passenger and light commercial vehicles.