Autochek: Nigerian startup launches in Ghana

BY: Bernard Neequaye
Chief Executive Officer of Autochek, Mr Etop Ikpe
Chief Executive Officer of Autochek, Mr Etop Ikpe

Autochek, a Nigerian automotive startup app, has been launched in Accra with the aim of supporting the delivery of technology in one of the continent’s advanced auto markets.

The company which acquired Cheki Ghana will merge technology and data to create a single marketplace for car loans, repairs, and sales in the country.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of Autochek, Mr Etop Ikpe, the new technology would offer automobile consumers in Ghana to purchase cars and access car loans via their mobile app.

Mr Ikpe noted that car owners are rest assured that they can also book maintenance or repairs either on the app or on the Autocheck website.

“We are excited to be in Ghana and to be part of the ecosystem. The government is doing a lot of great work to support the automotive industry but there is also a need to make sure that vehicles meet a certain standard before they are bought or sold locally,” he said.

“This is where we hope to bring our expertise to create an effective and efficient marketplace for everybody.”

For her part, Yvonne Ahlie, Aucochek’s Head of Business Operations in Ghana, mentioned that their technology was built to serve as a relief to consumers in the automobile industry.

“The automotive industry in Ghana is one of the most advanced in Africa but there is still some work to be done, especially with regards to the day-to-day experience for consumers, dealers and workshops,” she noted.

Autochek aims to partner with more than 500 dealers and workshops on its platform across various cities in Ghana by the end of 2022.