An auto firm, Perfection Motors Company Limited and FAW, China, have established a Semi-Knock Down (SKD) auto assembly in Lagos.
The plant can produce about 1,000 vehicles yearly.
General Manager, Perfection Motors Company Limited, Mr. Adrian Fourie, spoke at the opening of the new FAW showroom, workshop and SKD auto plant in Ikeja.
He said the company supports the Federal Government’s auto policy unveiled about two years ago.
“In view of the fact that we will outgrow this assembly line in the next three years, we will be breaking ground on the future CKD (Complete Knock Down) assembly plant in Ogiju, with construction starting later this year,” Fourie said.
Perfection Motors Company Limited is a member of the Lee group in Nigeria.
Fourie said the company is positioned to provide “First-class sales, after-sales and spare parts”.
“Partnering with FAW has given us the confidence to invest, as you know, we are bringing a quality brand to Nigeria. We believe that the Nigerian public deserve the best as far as price and quality are concerned,” he added.
Fourie said: “With over 50 years of experience and over 200 vehicles on the road, our group truly understand the needs of the Nigerian people and the Nigeria transport industry as a whole”.
Dealership network, he added, would be established in Kano, Kaduna, Abuja and Port Harcourt.
Managing Director of FAW, China, Wang Zhi Jian, who was at the event and the Chairman of Lee Group, S.F Lee, said his company is delighted to work with the Lee Group in Nigeria, noting that after South Africa and Kenya, Nigeria is the third African country with the FAW’s presence in Africa.
Acting Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Lagos, Li Yong, said FAW is a well- established Chinese auto brand with international reckoning, which will compete in the market.
The Director of Policy and Planning, National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr. Luqman Mamudu, said the assembly line would create more jobs.