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23 automakers establish assembly plants in Nigeria

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Director-General of the National Automotive Council, Aminu Jalal: ▼ | November 11, 2014
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At least 23 automakers have signified interest to set up assembly plants in Nigeria, the Director-General of the National Automotive Council, Aminu Jalal, said.

Mr. Jalal said this at the fifth Conference of the Haulage and Logistics Magazine organised by the Intelligent Data Company in Lagos. He was represented at the conference "The opportunities and challenges of the haulage and logistics industry in Nigeria" by the Assistant Director, NAC, Chika Nwokoye.

Mr. Jalal said, “The assembly plants are Aston Motors located on the Lagos/Badagry Expressway, which will produce the Aston brand of trucks; Pasco Nigeria Limited located on Oyo Road, opposite Ojo Market in Ibadan, which will produce JVC trucks; Nigeria Sino trucks Limited located at Surulere, Lagos which will produce Sino trucks; and SCOA Nigeria Plc on Apapa/Oshodi Expressway, Isolo, which will produce MAN Diesel trucks.

"... Tata Nigeria Limited, Lagos, which will produce Tata range of trucks; Trans Limited, in partnership with Leventis Motors, a division of AG Leventis , which will produce Volkswagen, Foton and Acer trucks; while Transit Support Services at Amuwo Odofin, Lagos, will produce Chapman trucks.”

He described logistics as an important aspect of the automotive industry as it played a big role in modern assembly operations. "As we develop our industry too, the logistics industry will also develop correspondingly and that is why we are very much interested in your affairs. The automotive development will therefore be good news to the logistics industry."

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