Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 November 2018:
Dangote Sinotruk West Africa Limited entered any other section in its expansion drive as the budding vehicle company. The Company has said that it increased its local input into the assembling plant to as much as 60 percent, even because it plans to roll out industrial motors soon. The expansion pressure, which is part of the backward integration plan, is meant to decorate fee addition and neighborhood content material.
Photo: L-R, Group standard manager Dangote Sinotruk West Africa confined, Hikmat Thapa, Lagos country director of commerce, Akeem Adeniji, Lagos state commissioner for commerce, industry and Cooperatives, Olayinka Oladunjoye, Dangote Sinotruk preferred supervisor Prakash Kharat throughout the Lagos kingdom commissioner for trade on a facility tour of Dangote Sinotruk Assembly plant in Ikeja Lagos. Group General Manager of the Company, Hikmat Thapa made this regarded in the course of a facility excursion of the Ikeja plant by way of the Lagos State Commissioner of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye.
Having finished section one of the challenge, the Company has launched into segment two, which is set including the facility for cab welding, portray, and trimming. Thapa said that the third phase of the mission enlargement could be to feature the ability that might be used to manufacture, paint and bring together extraordinary kinds of trailers our bodies, load our bodies with twin and triple axles, inclusive of tipper bodies and tankers. He defined that Dangote Sinotruck has established the potential to collect and produce 15 –16 trucks in keeping with shift or 10,000 vehicles annually and create over 3000 jobs throughout Nigeria.
He said that the organization is making plans to establish welding and portray stores to fabricate and paint truck cabins and trailers. This will beautify neighborhood content of Completely Knocked Down (CKD) operation of industrial automobile production, “In the following 12 months, we’re on our timetable to gather and fabricate truck cabins, unique sort of trailers, tipper bodies, and tankers, and many others. In our plant to boom fee additions up forty – 60 %”. The Automobile agency said it hopes to extend income to all of the neighboring West African States, announcing “we’re targeting to promote our merchandise to ECOWAS international locations in addition to pleasing nearby marketplace requirement.”
The Commissioner expressed wonder at the extent of activities taking place on the plant and counseled the entrepreneurial spirit of Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the Chairman of the Company whose organizations are geared closer to touching lives. Mrs Oladunjoye became constructive that with the level at which the Company become going, it will quickly be a be counted of time when Nigerians might be able to buy cheap automobiles. He enjoined other people in business to emulate Alhaji Dangote to create jobs through production in place of importation of finished products. She promised to relay the message of what she saw again to the kingdom governor.
Dangote Sinotruk West Africa Limited is a Joint Venture between Dangote Industries Limited and Sinotruck of China with a total investment of $one hundred million, with the Nigerian Dangote Industries owing 65 consistent with cent fairness and 35 in line with cent by using Sinotruk. Photo: L-R, Group popular supervisor Dangote Sinotruk West Africa Limited, Hikmat Thapa, Dangote Sinotruk challenge supervisor, Kogis Moses, Lagos state director of trade, Akeem Adeniji, Lagos country commissioner for commerce, industry and Cooperatives, Olayinka Oladunjoye, at some stage in the Lagos nation commissioner for trade on a facility excursion of Dangote Sinotruk Assembly plant in Ikeja Lagos.
The business enterprise is established to collect and produce a full variety of commercial automobiles masking heavy-obligation trucks, medium trucks, light trucks, and different semi-trailers, etc. It pursuits to satisfy a predicted contemporary demand of the phase of Automobiles required for logistics, production, food, and beverage industries in Nigeria to support the government’s efforts in boosting economic development across the united states. The objectives of establishing Dangote Sinotruk West Africa Limited are to provide employment possibilities for Nigerians, enhance nearby vehicle industry, upload device base and gain technological development in Nigeria, and in the flip to sell economic development.
Likewise, the company is to form a production hub in Lagos for heavy-duty and light-obligation vehicles and industrial motors in West Africa. The manufacturing base will now not most effectively serve the marketplace call for in Nigeria; however, it also can fulfill the requirements of neighboring ECOWAS nations.