Business News of Monday, 18 November 2013

Source: Charles Addo/GhanaWeb

Imperial Express wins Best Regional Transporter of the Year

The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has adjudged the Great Imperial Express Transport Services Limited, a subsidiary of Kantanka Group of Companies the Best Regional Transporter of the Year for their role in ensuring safety on the country’s roads.

The Company was declared winner on Thursday in Accra during the 4th National Road Safety Awards organised by the NRSC to award transport operators, who excelled in 2013.

Speaking to GhanaWeb in an interview Kwadwo Safo Jnr. C.O.O & Executive Director of the company who doubles as both Commercial and Chattered Pilot stated that his company has chalk many successes over the years including the Best National Transporter of the Year Award for both 2011 and 2012.

According to the renowned Ghanaian Pilot, who heads over nine companies under the Kantanka Group of Companies, since the establishment of Imperial Express safety, reliability, comfort and experienced drivers have been the hallmark of the company.

“We use very strong Marcopolo busses build on Scania chassis, this makes us hardly experience break-downs on the road, so when it comes to durability and safety we are in the lead, every bus moves with two experienced drivers and if one feels he is a bit tired he is not suppose to drive, he changes quickly over to the other, this is to help avoid road accident”, he said.

Mr. Safo Jnr, disclosed that as part of his plans to improve and expand the company’s fleet, negotiations are already underway with a Brazilian firm to procure over 50 brand new modern Marcopolo buses for different services to conquer the Southern market and the entire west African countries in the near future.

“Kantanka Assembling Plant here in Ghana will start full operation with the target of producing over forty commercial cars every month starting from next year,” he mentioned.

He however hinted that under the Kantanka Technical and Vocational Programme, the company is yet to inaugurate one of the biggest state of the art workshops in Accra to help train thousands of unemployed youth in trade such as carpentry, electronics, automobile and host of others as part of efforts to minimize unemployment rate in the country.

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Imperial Express

Imperial Express is incorporated as a private limited liability company established in 1991, it has emerged as one of the biggest names in the transportation service industry in Ghana. The Founder/ CEO, Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo conceived the idea of establishing a transport service company, and today Imperial Express has come to stay and it is continuing to grow beyond its boundaries.

Imperial Express strives to remain responsive and flexible to the needs and challenges of its clients and in the transport services industry in Ghana and the West African sub-region. Over the years, the company has chalk many successes and made great difference in the transport industry in Ghana with the support of its clients and professional drivers.

The foundations of Great Imperial Express Transport Services Limited was built on providing safe, reliable and affordable passenger transport while delivering to clients is the highest standard of professional and efficient service. The company always endeavours to be one step ahead with a strong focus on making passenger transport a pleasant experience for its clients.

“We operate Marcopolo Viaggio, Andare and Torino class busses. Our buses are built with lower coefficient of aerodynamic penetration, galvanized tubular steel frame, thermal and acoustic insulation on the engine platform and have easy interchangeable parts. That is why we have zero to lower accident rates with an insignificant breakdown ratio compared to others in the industry.

We are the first transport company to operate with Marcopolo Generation 5 series in West Africa. Our new Marcopolo Viaggio 1050 gives the comfort every traveller would wish to have.

We are well represented in the industry and have positioned ourselves to be the leading transport service provider in the West African sub-region. We have just rolled out new international routes from Accra to Lagos, Accra to Abidjan and Accra to Ouagadougou in addition to the existing Accra to Niamey route.

We continue to be the trail blazing pioneer in the industry with the experience and reliability that a 20 year old company can afford”. Mr. Safo Jnr said.

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Services

Imperial Express has air-conditioned luxurious buses and non air-conditioned buses via its routes and seats are widely spaced to give travellers the maximum comfort they need to their destination. The company as well makes sure travellers arrive with their check-in baggage accompanied and in the best condition.

Imperial Express understands that people do not have to travel over 400km just to deliver a parcel. The company therefore operates fast, safe, reliable and affordable Parcel Services to take the worries and hassles off both individuals and companies on how to get piece of document and parcels up north.

Shuttle Services

Imperial Express have Super Deluxe Luxury buses to commute employees to and from work, it provides corporate level bussing service to large and medium scale companies in Accra, Tema and Takoradi.

The company offers all school, church transport needs in all forms of occasions; the company has reduced rates for schools and churches. It also offer certified drivers for school operated functions, insurance coverage. The company’s skilled drivers will take excellent care of your group in its new and latest model buses.

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