M a r k e t N e w s

Ford to build Rangers for the African Market

Posted on : Tuesday , 6th October 2015

 Ford Motor Co. said it plans to assemble its Ford Ranger pickup truck in Nigeria by the fourth quarter, as it expands in Africa and the Middle East.

 
The Nigerian assembly plant, in partnership with Ford dealer Coscharis Motors Ltd., is the first outside South Africa, where Ford produces the Ranger for 148 markets, the automaker said in a statement today.
 
"Nigeria is a priority market for us in sub-Saharan Africa," said Jeff Nemeth, CEO of Ford's business in sub-Saharan Africa.
 
"Depending on how Nigeria develops over time ... we are potentially looking at using our Nigerian plant to service West Africa," he told Reuters today.
 
The auto market in Africa's biggest economy has huge potential but retails only a small amount of new vehicles annually, Nemeth said.
 
He said the sector is dominated by imported used vehicles, while limited financing for consumers to buy new vehicles and the absence of an industrial policy that would encourage suppliers to set up in Nigeria have stunted growth.
 
The Ikeja plant near Lagos will assemble the Ford Ranger using parts and components imported from South Africa. The plant will have the capacity to assemble up to 5,000 units annually, which will be sold in Nigeria.
 
Ford produces 85,000 units each year in South Africa, which are sold across 24 African countries.
 
"It would take between 1 to 2 months to take an order, build it and deliver it within the country. If you order from overseas it would take between 4 to 6 months," Nemeth said, noting that the benefit of the Nigerian plant was being close to its customers.
 
Rival automakers, Renault-Nissan, South Korea's Kia Motors and Germany's Volkswagen have announced plans to assemble vehicles in Africa's most populous nation.

Source : www.autonews.com
Featured Companies
  • Bajaj Auto
  • Nissens A/S
  • Bajaj Auto
  • Tire Group International, LLC.
  • dubaiexporters.com
  • Steelmate - Think safety think Steelmate

Complete List  

Advertisers in previous issue:

  • China Jiangsu Dongxing Auto Decorations Co.,Ltd,established in 1989,the manufacturer of cabin and body parts for truck Mercedes-Benz, Volvo,Scania,Man,Iveco,Daf and Renault.
  • JNBK Corporation is a trusted leading manufacturer for top quality brakes with a widest range of products covering main applications for Japan, Europe & Americas.
  • Kenya
  • Meizhou Jinda Auto Parts Co.,Ltd. is a state-owned enterprise ,specializing in manufacturing auto clutch disc and brake.
  • Changzhou Guoshi Vehicle Accessories Co.,Ltd. is proficient in vehicle spare parts manufacturing and has involved a lot of capital, time and resources to make us prominent in this industry.
  • Product includes Braking, Steering, Suspension, Filtration, Transmission, Cooling, Heating, Electrical, Engine, Lubricants, Chemicals, Wiping, Lighting etc.
  • Global Auto Parts is an Automotive Aftermarket spare parts wholesaler offering genuine quality aftermarket replacement parts for all makes and models of passenger cars, light commercials vehicles, trucks and trailers.
  • Rolman World is one of the largest and most established distributors of bearings and related technical services in the Middle East and Africa.
  • Bearings
  • Unique Part Trading L.L.C was formed in the year 1984 registered with Dubai Economic Department and Dubai Chamber of Commerce in dealing with the General Trade License to do the Commercial Activities of the Business.
  • Pro Media is established by a group of advertising sales people who have had over 25 years of experience in Taiwan’s two-wheeled industry.
  • Manufacturer of extensive range of clamps, connectors and fasteners.
  • We are producing six categories and nearly one thousand kinds and sizes of bias tyre, OTR tyre, radial tyre, Industrial tyre, agricultural tyre and solid tyre.
  • Tyre makers.
  • Nordic Trailers Ltd we pride ourselves on importing and selling world leading car trailers from Respo.
  • It is the largest manufacturer of Premium Quality Lipe brand clutches for the commercial vehicles in India.
  • TOMAD International, Inc. is an export management company specializing in sales and marketing within the Middle East and Africa region.
  • The Bajaj Group is amongst the top 10 business houses in India. Its footprint stretches over a wide range of industries, spanning automobiles (two-wheelers and three-wheelers), home appliances, lighting, iron and steel, insurance, travel and finance.
  • Supplier of vehicles, watercraft & aircraft worldwide.
  • Cylinder heads
  • TOTACHI INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD is an esteemed Japanese company that provides a comprehensive range of lubrication products for commercial and consumer applications.
  • GUANGZHOU YIFENG AUTO PARTS MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. is a professional manufacturer and distributor of automotive filters, mainly specializing in all kinds of oil filters, fuel filters and air filters.
  • Fowlers Parts supply genuine original spare parts
  • Nissens has developed, manufactured, and supplied a wide range of automotive radiators, climate control products
  • JINGZHOU JINGFU AUTO PARTS CO.,LTD , a Taiwan & Hubei joint venture, is focusing on manufacturing and supplying professional suspension parts.
Afrotrade International Marketing, Tel: +971-50-6285684
© 1998-2020 Afrotrade