Shacman trucks boss visits Nigeria with plan to set up assembly plant

01/30/2020

Posted by: Oluwaseun Adeniji

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SHACMAN boss has paid a visit to the country in a bid to strengthen the company's presence in the Nigerian truck market.

Mr. Tian Chao, who happens to be the General Manager of Shaanxi Heavy Duty Automobile Import and Export Co. Ltd, paid a visit to Nigeria last week, meeting with its dealers, customers, distributors, and Transit Support Services of the SHACMAN brand in the country.

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Mr. Tian Chao, General Manager of Shaanxi Automobile company during his recent visit to Nigeria

This company, Shaanxi Automobile, is the manufacturer of many heavy-duty trucks and medium-sized trucks that ply Nigerian roads.

This official visitation has given the GM a chance to evaluate the truck market in the country with a strengthened interest to increase the company’s investment in Nigeria. Tian also disclosed plans in partnership with Transit Support Services, to set up a Complete-Knock-Down (CKD) plant.

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The company's GM pledges to increase its investment in Nigeria, hereby bolstering the development of Nigerian auto sector

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According to Transit Support Services (TSS), the new plan of this SHACMAN boss will aid the growth of the auto sector in the country. It will also foster the transfer of technological innovation between China and Nigeria.

From what we learned, the Shacman heavy-duty trucks are assembled by the TSS in Nigeria and have been utilizing MAN SE and Magna Steyr technologies. TSS is presently making use of the ANAMMCO assembly plant situated at Enugu for the assembly of these trucks.

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Dangote Group is one of the biggest buyers of SHACMAN trucks since its assembly operations in Nigeria

The company held its massive opening ceremony for its assembly line 5 years back at the ANAMMCO assembly plant. Ever since, SHACMAN has manufactured more than 1,800 trucks from this factory.

From a further report, the Dangote group emerges to be one of the biggest customers of SHACMAN in the country, acquiring 800 trucks in its last procurement. This, however, brings the number of trucks assembled at the AMAMMCO plant to1,650.

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More than 3000 assembled SHACMAN trucks within Nigeria according to TSS have been sold to different buyers across the country.

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