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Shacman trucks off ANAMMCO plant tomorrow

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A new chapter in the annals of Nigeria’s automotive history will be opened tomorrow when Transit Support Services Limited (TSSL), a subsidiary of ABC Transport plc, in partnership with Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company Limited (ANAMMCO), officially roll out Shacman trucks from the (ANAMMCO) plant in Emene Industrial Layout, Enugu.

Resuscitation of ANAMMCO factory by Transit Support Services Limited is in response to the new national automotive policy, and the need to grow domestic automobile capacity and generate employment opportunities in Nigeria.

The groundbreaking event which is expected to attract a large number of high profile government functionaries, industrialists and technocrats will have Olusegun Aganga, Nigeria’s industry, trade and investment minister, as the special guest of honour.

Shacman is a brand of the Shaanxi Automobile Group Co. Ltd. China, which has over 45 years of manufacturing experience and remains one of the leading automobile manufacturers in China.

The truck makers produced the first heavy duty military off-road truck in 1968 and have since inception manufactured over 600,000 vehicles of different varieties, making great contribution to China national defence construction, developing the national economy and adding value to the entire Chinese society.

Over four decades, Shacman has evolved into one of China’s domestic large-scale automobile enterprise group with over 33,000 employees and is ranked 24 among Chinese top 500 mechanical enterprises.

Shacman also engages mainly in development, manufacture and sales of off-road vehicles, heavy-duty trucks, medium-duty, large and medium-sized coaches, medium and light-duty trucks, minivan, new energy vehicles, heavy-duty axles, light axles, Cummins engines and automobile components, etc.
The company also manufactures brands like Shacman, Eurostar, Huashan, Fujia and etc., and has also won series of awards in China.

On the other hand, TSSL, established in 2007 in Nigeria, has been behind the success of notable transport operators in the whole of Africa sub-region and is continuously researching for best solutions to enhance cost efficient services in transport and logistics operations.

Company sources say TSSL management is dedicated to providing the latest materials, services and technology to the automobile industry through its associates worldwide. TSSL selects and offers to its numerous customers, the latest solution for efficient fleet operation in the area of safe haulage handling and also provides tyre sales and services to the Industry.

While Sullivan Chime, the executive governor of Enugu State, will play chief host, other dignitaries expected at the event include the Aminu Jalal, director general, National Automotive Council (NAC); and Wang Gang, managing director, Shacman Group, Shaanxi, China.

Others include Frank Jacobs, president, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) as the chairman of the occasion and G. U. Okeke, chairman of ANAMMCO.

 

MIKE OCHONMA