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Chinese auto company unveils durable trucks in Nigeria

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By Femi Ogunshola

A Chinese auto manufacturing company, FAW Trucks on Thursday unveiled its innovative and rugged trucks designed for difficult terrains to Nigeria’s thriving market.

Mr Allen Lee, Chief Representative, FAW Truck at the product unveiling in Abuja said Nigeria as the largest market in Africa, is an enticing destination for Chinese brands.

He said FAW recognised Nigeria’s dynamic and rapidly developing economy, adding that this was why the company officially introduced their products in Abuja.

According to him, one of the major roadblocks to transportation in Nigeria is the poor road conditions, particularly during the rainy season.

” In the past, journeys from Lagos to Kano could take up to 15 days due to road conditions, but FAW Trucks has now introduced trucks designed specifically for African roads.

“These vehicles can efficiently navigate rough terrain and cut down the Lagos to Kano journey to just a few days, making transportation more efficient and reliable.”

He said the Trucks have actively addressed the challenges faced by consumers in Nigeria, providing a solution to the transportation dilemma.

Lee said the company’s focus is on fast service, which adapts to Nigeria’s unique market demands.

He said in alignment with global trends and the shift towards sustainable energy sources, FAW Trucks was considering a transition from fossil fuel to more eco-friendly alternatives.

“This transition is not limited to Nigeria but extends to their operations in China, where they have been a key player in the automotive industry for the past 15 years.

He said the company is committed to producing vehicles with a long useful life, ensuring a lifespan of over 10 years.

Mr Johnson Zhu, an exclusive agent for FAW Trucks in Nigeria, highlighted the unique proposition of a two-year guarantee period for customers, providing peace of mind for buyers.

According to him, considering the long-term prospects in Nigeria, FAW Trucks is contemplating the establishment of a manufacturing plant in Abuja.

“The company has already set up a factory in Ikeja, Lagos, and plans to extend its presence to the northern part of Nigeria to support the region’s growing population.”

Also speaking, Alhaji Yusuf Usman, President, National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), called for the free flow of transportation system to enable its members key into the new service.

“The current government is trying to bring a lot of innovation and the Ministry of Works is also helping in using concrete to build our roads.

“The launch of FAW Truck is very apt and our members will key into it, it is high time we kept away those rickety trucks, “he said.

FAW is a diversified maker of quality light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks, automobiles, municipal buses and luxury tourist coaches among others.(NAN)

Edited by Joseph Edeh

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