Autoworld has 11 branches in Zambia, since it started in 1992. It caters to the needs of any vehicle or boat and has an extensive range of quality guaranteed products and services.
Nine Autoworld outlets have a fitment centre. Only the Lusaka, Buseko and Chipata branch do not. Each outlet with a fitment centre has the latest state of the art electronic equipment providing motor vehicle servicing, car audio system and electronic security installations, and professional wheel balancing and alignment. Autoworld is also a marine specialist, stocking a broad range of marine boats, engines, equipment and marine spare parts. Other ranges include lifestyle products, alongside tools and equipment.
Autoworld was founded by the company Chairman, Noble Findlay along with the help of three other Directors; Noble’s wife, Cossie Findlay, and their two sons, Glenn and Christopher Findlay. Two other people that have been influential in the establishment of the company include Noble Findlay’s two nephews David and Pierre Findlay.
The company is managed by the Directors and a management team that includes a Financial Controller, Chief Accountant, Accountants, Internal Auditor, Purchasing Manager, IT Specialist, General Manager, Marketing Executive, Store Controllers, Warehouse Managers, Human Resource Manager and Branch Managers. The total number of employees in 2012 was 300.
Autoworld opened it’s first branch in 1992. Between 1992 and 2002 Autoworld opened three more branches. The largest Autoworld branch opened in 2006 on the Kafue Road next to the Downtown Shopping Centre in Lusaka. This branch consists of the main boat showroom, fitment centre, retail outlet, warehouse and ample parking. Autoworld now holds three franchises, Kabwe, Chipata and Mukwa Road in the Buseko Industrial Area in Lusaka. All three were opened in 2007. In 2009 Autoworld established a sister company, Woodlands Shopping Mall. The team took the opportunity to build a shopping centre in a well established residential area of Woodlands in Lusaka. The Autoworld branch within the centre offers late night shopping (till 21:00 hours) and Sunday Fitment Centre opening hours. The eleventh Autoworld store opened in 2012 in Kapiri.