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GAWL is a private automobile workshop owned by the Gajjar Family. The business was established in 1968 by the three brothers; Ratilal Jivraj, Chandrakant and Ramesh Gajjar, in Dar es Salaam, who originated from Zanzibar. A small car workshop was set up in Keko Mwanga, which was in operation for 9 years, and thereafter in 1977, the company expanded to its current premises at Lugoda Street.


The business ran successfully by the three brothers, at the time Mr. Praful Gajjar joined and began training under the supervision of his uncles. Over time, he ensured the expansion of the business by investing in the latest garage technology such as Car Lifts, Tyre Changers, Wheel Alignment, and various other machines from Europe. In the year 2000, he introduced the famous brand Sikkens into the business (a reputable product of Akzo Nobel) when it was just launched in Tanzania.


Mr. Dharmesh Gajjar joined in 1998, who digitalized the administration process, introduced Computer Diagnostics, and more recently renovated our offices and showroom into modern spaces.


In keeping on with the family's passion for cars, Kruteen Gajjar, a third-generation family member who joined the team in 2015 is currently working in the Garage and Paints business and developing creative ideas that will be key in growing both the businesses further.


The current premises that we have, can facilitate over 50 cars at one time.


Our Milestones

  • Installed new Garage Machinery in 1993

  • Installed first Car Spray Booth in 1999

  • Launched Company Website in 2000

  • Introduced Computer Diagnostics in 2001

  • Car rentals business - Swift Rent-A-Car Ltd from 2005 - 2008

  • Car Paints business - Premium Refinishes Ltd from 2016 - 2020

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