Business Dangote Releases First Batch of Locally Assembled Trucks



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Dangote Sinotruck West Africa Limited on Tuesday rolled out its first set of locally assembled Chinese trucks, The Group General Manager, Projects, Mr. Hikmat Thapa, announced.

According to him, the firm works in eight-hour shifts, assembling between four and five trucks per day at its Lagos-based plant.

He said this is the first phase of the project. The second phase would begin in June with two shifts per day with hopes of 24 hours daily operation moving from Semi-Knocked Down components to Completely Knocked Down (parts) assembly later on.

“As soon as we move on to a 24-hour daily operation, we will churn out between 20 and 30 trucks per day. We are starting with SKD and now waiting for the CKD parts coming at the end of the month,” he said.

According to him, the plant, with an installed capacity to assemble 10,000 trucks annually, will take care of local demand as well as produce for export to some West African countries.


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