[dropcap]B[/dropcap]oulos Enterprises Limited(BEL) has successfully sourced up to 40 per cent local content for its locally assembled tricycles. The company’s General Manager, Mr. Julian Hardy, who made the disclosure during the company’s Motorcycle Dealers Conference held recently in Lagos, also said his company was planning further to increase the local contents to 60%.
Addressing journalists at the end of the event, Mr. Hardy said, already, the whole body of its Piaggio tricycles are fabricated locally.
“The aluminium is coming from local aluminium mills here”, he explained, adding, that “the steel is coming from locally produced steel. And like we said, we are producing windscreen locally too for Piaggio tricycle.
“We are talking with Techno-Glass about producing the windscreen locally for our Piaggio Tricycle. They now have a mould machine that can bend them, because our windscreen is a two way windscreen. So it’s very unusual. And it’s rolled as opposed to molded. They have the machine now. We are going to be going into prototype with them within the next few weeks.”
Also corroborating Mr. Hardy’s claims, the company’s General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Mr. Stanley Evans disclosed that Boulos’ assembled Tricycles are not only painted locally, but the paints used are locally sourced.
“What we are assembling has a high local content”, Mr. Evans reiterated. “We are also painting, totally committed to Nigeria, proudly Nigerian.”
According to him, what distinguishes BEL from competitors are its exceptional range motorcycles designed to meet the demand of the market in terms of customer satisfaction, quality, technology and reliability.
“At Boulos Enterprises Limited a great deal of priority is placed on after sales service support in terms of provision and availability of genuine spare parts with over $5 billion of inventory,” he explained. “This is backed up by professionally trained engineers and technicians, because we are not only sales oriented but market focused in delivering satisfaction to our customers and partners for life. This has improved our friendship with customers thereby giving BEL a competitive edge over other brands in the market.”
Boulos Enterprises Limited has a well-structured dealership network to make its products available to customers and the company has been established in Nigeria since 1964.
The company’s motorcycle brands include: Suzuki, Haojue, Piaggio, Robinson, Derbi, Aprillia and Moto Guzzi and it offers 31 different ultra-modern motorcycle models from five renowned and respected brands.