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Scania East Africa’s 2019 Employee of the Year

Peter Njuguna Komu, a hardworking and humble technician at the workshop in Nairobi gets into the employee of the year ‘Hall of Fame’ for his outstanding contribution. Scania East Africa has been his second home for the past ten years and he has made a name for himself as the ‘go to guy’ for all electrical-related issues in vehicles.

Peter has been resourceful over the years always going above and beyond to put customers first even when their vehicles encounter a problem on the road in the wee hours of the night.

“Peter has been a great example to the other technicians at the workshop and his hard work, positive attitude and honesty has made him deserving to as our employee of the year,” Mansoor Kassam, Scania East Africa’s Service Manager explains.

At Scania, our aim is to be an attractive employer where we develop our employees and provide them with an environment to take on responsibilities and opportunities to further develop within Scania’s operations.

Employees are valued assets in an organisation and employee recognition goes a long way in motivating employees that their effort and contribution in the organisation is acknowledged and appreciated. In line with this, every year Scania East Africa recognises an individual who has demonstrated exemplary performance.

“The employees are made aware that the company does appreciate and recognise their hard work and effort in achieving our objectives,” expounds Githaiga Kamwenji, Scania East Africa’s HR Director. 

The Perfect Match

Peter grew up watching his dad repair Sanyo radios and this ignited his passion in getting into a career where he could specialise in electricals. The automotive industry was the perfect match for him. “During the ten years that I have been working with the Scania brand, I appreciate the company’s various employee welfare initiatives that help us progress in our careers and in our areas of specialisation. The training that we receive keeps us up-to-date with improvements in technology as well as through the experience that we gain by working on various projects even outside the country,” Peter elaborates.

Away from the workshop, Peter is an avid football player and he hopes that one day Scania will have an in-house football team for him to show off his skills!