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University Dons Commend Coscharis Group on Assembly Plant

The respected auto dealer, Coscharis Motors Plc, a subsidiary of Coscharis Group, has been commended for her commitment to developing local content for its local assembly plant located in the group’s head office in Lagos.

This commendation came up during the recent courtesy visit/facility tour by all the heads of departments (HODs) from the faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos. led by the Dean of Faculty, Professor Obanishola Sadiq to the group head office of Coscharis.

Professor Sadiq applauded the Coscharis team led by the visionary founder, President / CEO of Coscharis Group, Dr. Cosmas Maduka for what he described as the foresight and resilience in the huge investment in the assembly plant and other aftersales facilities of all the reputable brands Coscharis represent in Nigeria.

In his words, “some of us even as academicians never knew that Coscharis has invested such huge capital in an assembly plant that has a capacity that is producing some of the automobiles we see on our roads in Nigeria today. This is highly commendable and part of the reasons why we as teachers of engineers deemed it fit to visit your facility for an on–the–spot assessment of what you have. and I can say for a fact that we are really excited with what we’ve seen as comparable to any world-class plant you can envisage”.

Welcoming them on behalf of the President of Coscharis Group, Abiona Babarinde who is the General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications for the Group, gave a brief historical background of the conglomerate and various sectors in which the company plays.

“Aside from the automotive sector,” he pointed out, “Coscharis equally contributes to the economic growth of the country in the IT, Logistics, Beverages, Agro-Allied sectors amongst others.

According to Babarinde, the assembly plant that was established in 2015 was initially located at our Ikeja office as a Semi Knocked Down (SKD) plant that produced Ford Ranger and JoyLong buses before it was moved to the group head office in Awoyaya, Lagos.

“As at today,” he explained, “our assembly plant as an SKD plant produces Ford Ranger and Renault products with a capacity to deliver 30 units per day, but for various challenges encountered as a local producer like low patronage, cost of production amongst others produces about 10 units per day”.

In the same vein, Babarinde posited that Coscharis as a major player in the automotive sector in Nigeria, representing some of the most respected iconic auto brands in the world like the Rolls-Royce, BMW, Jaguar LandRover, Ford, Renault, and Morris Garages, has consistently invested in its aftersales offerings.

He said: “We’ve always believed that the ultimate peace of mind we can give our loyal customers relies on our capacity to deliver seamless aftersales solutions across all these great brands we represent.

“We invest in getting the original spare parts direct from our OEMs, same with the right tools to fix the parts and huge investment in our technicians that are certified by OEMs. This ultimately gives us the edge in the industry at all times based on both our new models of each brand and the aftersales deliverables”.

Being one of the faculties established in October 1964, following the official take-off of the University of Lagos in 1962, the Faculty of Engineering, has today grown through leaps and bounds to become a household name in the University, not only nationally but internationally.

Pius Onu, Aftersales Manager, Renault – Coscharis Motors (2nd right) taking the visiting lecturers through the workings of the Renault workshop during the visit,

Coscharis Motors, an excellent player in the automobile industry with a pedigree in Sales, Aftersales, and now local assembling, has been chosen by the great University to collaborate in their Faculty-Industry partnership initiative.

This partnership will cut across collaborative research in the areas of Automobile, ICT, Oil & Gas; Students Industrial Works Experience (SIWES); Short term Research Leave for Academic staff in the Faculty of Engineering amongst other collaborative opportunities to deliver value to their common stakeholders.

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