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Dangote Sinotruk to AAAM, NADDC: We’re committed to producing high-quality trucks, enhancing local content

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•NADDC DG, Joseph Osanipin, and other visitors at the Dangote Sinotrul trucks production line

Foremost trucks manufacturing company, Dangote Sinotruk West Africa Ltd (DSWAL), has declared that it is on a mission to provide high quality logistics solutions that meet international standards with equal emphasis on enhancing local content development.

•Dangote Sinotruk heavy duty tractor heads ready for delivery

The management of the company made the declaration recently when a combined delegation from the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM); the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC); and Nigerian Automotive Manufacturers Association (NAMA), toured its facility, recently.

Among the industry leaders that visited DSWAL on Oba Akran Street, Ikeja, Lagos, were other stakeholders, representing key players in the sector.

With the visit to Dangote Sinotruk on their itinerary, the AAAM delegation led by the President, Ms. Martina Biene, and the CEO, Mr. Dave Coffey, was in Nigeria to hold discussions with the NADDC, NAMA, and other stakeholders, on the Nigerian Automotive Industry Development Programme (NAIDP 2023-2033)..

Welcoming the visitors, Mr. Hikmat B. Thapa, the General Manager (Projects), Dangote Group, stated that apart from manufacturing top quality heavy duty vehicles designed for Nigeria’s motoring environment, DSWAL is equally committed to boosting local content development and job creation.

Thapa informed the guests that expanding the company’s footprint beyond Nigeria into the broader West African market, is also top among the company’s goals

The Dangote General Manager remarked, “Your presence here today signifies a shared commitment to advancing the automotive industry in West Africa. At DSWAL, we are driven by a mission to enhance local content, foster job creation, and expand our footprint beyond Nigeria into the broader West African market.

“Our vision is to provide high-quality logistics solutions that meet international standards while empowering local communities and contributing to regional economic growth.

“We recognise the importance of collaboration and knowledge sharing with esteemed organisations like AAAM and NADDC. Your feedback and support are invaluable as we strive to innovate, optimise efficiencies, and set new benchmarks in the automotive sector.

“As we embark on this journey of growth and expansion, we look forward to collaborating with AAAM, NADDC, and other stakeholders to achieve our shared goals.”

Thapa was optimistic that together, DSWAL and the other orgasisations can harness the potential of the automotive industry to drive socio-economic development and prosperity across West Africa and beyond.

Before embarking on a tour of the various sections of the trucks production line, the management made a presentation which showed that the company is a joint venture between the Dangote Group {with 65 percent}, Sinotruk, and Andaz.

The plant was built to produce commercial vehicles, covering heavy duty trucks, medium trucks and light trucks, has plans to soon commence the production of as semi-trailers, tankers and related products.

The plant has the installed capacity to produce about 16 per day in one shift, or about 10,000 units annually on CKD (completely knocked down) basis, even as it was learnt that there were plans to widen the present range of commercial vehicles with the addition of semi-trailer and tanker models.

The array of trucks are targeted at satisfying the demands and requirements of the Nigerian market and the larger regional (ECOWAS) market....Continue The Full Reading.>’.

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