Nigeria’s quest for a position among the automobile manufacturers in Africa has yielded a further result, following an establishment of another automotive assembly plant, courtesy of Nord Automobiles Limited.
Located on a 2,100 square meters of land space at Sangotedo in Lagos, the latest plant in Nigeria, according to its chairman/CEO, Oluwatobi Ajayi, is being set up “to meet the vehicular and mobility needs of both low and middle income earners, including corporate organizations by making it normal for hardworking Nigerians to buy and use brand new vehicles.”
According to Nord Automobiles’ boss, models that will be rolling out of the new plant include: Nord Tank Pick-up, Max Pick-up, Flit bus, Aso truck, Lasgi big bus, A3 sedan, A5 SUV, Yarn family/business shuttle, Tripper bus, Bolt bus, Ben SUV, Urban sedan, among others that are in the pipeline.
Speaking to our correspondent recently, following the news making the rounds on the emergence of Nord assembly plant on social media, Ajayi, who was listed among Forbes 30 most promising young entrepreneurs in Africa in 2018 as well as 10 most influential entrepreneurs under 40 in Nigeria by the Business Insider Magazine, described Nord as a brand that takes the needs of Nigerian environment into consideration.
Ajayi, who claimed to have nurtured the dream to give Nigerians the best of automobiles since 2016, while he was the Managing director of Jetvan Automobiles Limited, assured that all the vehicles being offered are not only durable and elegant but are competitively priced.
“They have low total cost of ownership compared to the competition,” he pointed said, adding, “That is why we are confident that the Nord vehicles would soon be household names in Nigeria.
“The company’s operations focuses on delivering quality expertise in the value chain of the entire auto assemblage which includes the design, sourcing, development, assembling, distribution, marketing, provision of sales and after-sales service of their unique Nigerian branded automobiles.”
As revealed by Ajayi, Nord Automobiles Limited is partnering with some of the biggest automotive firms in Europe and Asia, which offers the company “an edge in its pursuit to deliver durable, safe, reliable and affordable vehicles for Nigerians and give buyers of the brand good value for money.”
“The journey towards the establishment of Nord automobile assembly plant,” Ajayi recalled, “followed several inspection visits, series of discussions and subsequent approvals from the relevant supervising federal government’s ministries, departments and agencies, including Federal Ministry of Industries, Trade and Investment, National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, and the Nigerian Custom Service (NCS).”
Incorporated in 2017, Nord Automobiles Limited is a Nigerian automotive manufacturer/assembler with headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria.
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