JAC Motors, a Chinese state-owned automobile and commercial vehicle manufacturer has built a new plant for assembling medium and heavy use JAC trucks. The assembly plant is situated on the premises of Lanre Shittu Motors at the Coker Express axis of the Oshodi-Mile 2 stretch of the road in Lagos, Nigeria.
The automated assembly plant was launched by the Group Executive Director of Lanre Shittu Motors Nigeria Limited, Mr. Taiwo Shittu, who was accompanied by Dekun Shaun Yu, Sales Manager, Medium and Heavy Trucks Department of JAC International.
Speaking on the launch of the facility, Shittu noted that it was equipped by a reputable company in Germany and said the plant was the “most standard assembly plant for trucks in Nigeria”. He revealed that most of the technicians working at the plant are Nigerians and they assemble the trucks in the presence of JAC Engineers, whose presence is to ensure that standards are met.
Shittu noted that with JAC Motors having over 38 years experience in the truck business, they do not compromise on standards. He said the company trains technicians, who either work for them or buy their trucks.
JAC motors is working on another plant at Makun on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway where it would assemble cars, pickups, and local components like batteries, tyres, among others. Shittu also said the company has built a facility for sales, service and spares in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
Dekun Shaun Yu, Sales Manager, Medium and Heavy Trucks Department of JAC International said through market research, JAC Motors ensures the trucks being assembled on the plant are built to suit the Nigerian condition.