China FAW Group Wednesday launched FAW J6P trucks in Abuja, noting that Nigeria is the biggest market in Africa with dynamic economy.
The company’s Chief Representative in Nigeria, Allen Lee, in his remarks during the official launching of the product noted that every Chinese brand must choose Nigeria because of its very dynamic economy.
Lee said, “Nigeria, being Africa’s largest economy, possesses tremendous market potential and an ever-growing demand for commercial vehicles. We have witnessed Nigeria’s remarkable progress in infrastructure, transportation logistics, and commercial development, all of which present a vast stage for FAW Trucks.
“After extensive research and preparation, we introduce a series of trucks suitable for the Nigerian market. These vehicles maintain FAW’s high-quality standards while focusing on adapting to Nigerian road conditions and usage patterns, striving to provide the most suitable, economical, and reliable transportation solutions to Nigerian customers.
“Our goal is not merely to sell trucks but to grow with Nigeria and contribute to the socio-economic development of the local community.
“To this end, we are dedicated to establishing a comprehensive sales and service network to ensure that every customer receives timely and efficient support.
“Furthermore, we will actively participate in social responsibility initiatives to aid in the sustainable development of local communities”.
Mr. Johnson Zhu, the exclusive agent for FAW Trucks in Nigeria, in his interview with newsmen after the launching said, “this is the first time we are organizing this official launch event for FAW trucks in Nigeria.
He disclosed that FAW is the first one to provide two years guaranty period for customers. Zhu clarified that within the guaranty period customers don’t need to worry about the maintenance of the machine. He added that he would provide the service for customers for free of charge if the fault was from the manufacturer.
Feeding question from journalist on plan to set up manufacturing plant in Nigeria, Zhu said, “Because this is the first launching, we are planning for future to set up our manufacturing plant here in Abuja because we have already established one in Lagos. We also need to set up another one here in the Northern part of Nigeria to create job opportunities to cover the large population in the North.
“I am going to do it but today is the beginning. The journey is coming up.
“What I am considering is demand. I need quantities of the trucks to be necessarily bought or sold out here in Nigeria. The quantity sold out will decide how soon to set up the manufacturing plant in Nigeria”.
On the prospect of selling huge quantities of the trucks in Nigeria, he said, “The prospect is based on the estimation of the United Nations (UN), forecasting that the population of Nigeria is going to expand and also doubled in a very soon period – may be in twenty years time, the population here will be five hundred (500) million.
“Such population cannot continue importation. Manufacturers must set manufacturing plants here to stop importation. Then Nigeria can even export to other neighboring countries the made in Nigeria products”.