A few months back, President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned a new vehicle assembly hub in Ore, Ondo State. Fast forward to today; we are getting new reports that one of the plants in the hub has begun operation recently while others will join as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
New truck assembly plant begins operation gradually in Ore, Ondo state
The same way Anambra state is blessed to have Innoson Motors and its Nnewi factory, the new vehicle assembly plants that have now begun operation in Ondo state can bring about an industrial revolution in the state.
According to reports, an investor company called Dongfeng Trucks has begun assembling trucks at the recently launched Ondo-Linyi industrial hub in Ore, Ondo State. Chief Alex Ajipe, the manager of the hub disclosed in a recent public statement at Akure that Dongfeng Trucks is actually one of the leading truck manufacturers in China. Chief Ajipe notably mentioned that Ondo state could be seeing a real historical breakthrough when this truck assembly plant finally begins full operation after the COVID-19 pandemic is curbed.
Assembly of trucks begins in a new auto plant located within industrial hub Ondo state
From reports reaching us, this new truck assembly plant is currently located at Odigbo LGA in Ore, Ondo State. And, Chief Alex Ajipe surprisingly revealed that in Ondo State’s history, this Dongfeng plant would be the very first to assemble trucks in the state. This breakthrough now joins other latest achievements recorded at the Ore industrial hub. Some of these include being currently rated as one of Nigeria’s largest producers of high-quality food-grade ethanol and the first-ever MDF factory to be seen in West Africa as a whole.
You can learn more about this new truck assembly plant and the industrial hub in Ondo state by watching the documentary below;
Documentary on ONDO-LIYIN INDUSTRIAL HUB Ore, Ondo State Nigeria. About the latest efforts of Arakunrin
Fun fact: The first local automobile manufacturing plants in Nigeria were established in the 1970s. You can find out more facts from our highlights in the history of the Nigerian automotive industry.