The Dangote Group has purchased 400 Shacman trucks assembled at the Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company (ANAMMCO) plant in Enugu state.
In a statement on its website, Shacman Nigeria said Dangote Group has bought over 3,500 vehicles since the entry of the brand into the Nigeria market six years ago.
Shacman trucks are assembled in Enugu state by Transit Support Services Limited (TSS), a subsidiary of ABC Transport Plc.
“The largest buyer of Shacman brand in Nigeria, Dangote Group has since the entrance of Shacman vehicles into the Nigeria market through Transit Support Services Limited (TSS) as Shacman Nigeria six years ago bought over 3,500 units of the brand,” the statement read.
“The recognition of Shacman as reliable heavy duty vehicles, and the growing need for such vehicles within the continuously expanding conglomerate influenced its decision to patronise the trucks.
“Dangote group has absolute trust on the quality of the locally assembled Shacman trucks that are backed by warranty that is of global standard and after-sales services.”
Describing Dangote Group as its “biggest customer”, Shacman Nigeria said the company’s continuous patronage had resulted in the revitalisation of the ANAMMCO plant; creation of jobs in the south-east and rejuvenation of the Onne port in Rivers state.
“Since the partnership started in 2016 with an initial order of 500 locally assembled Shacman trucks by Dangote, his commitment to empower local manufacturers and the continuous patronage have created jobs in the south east by reviving ANAMMCO plant in Enugu with an opportunity to produce trucks locally instead of importing them,” the statement added.
“It has also brought back Onne Port in Rivers state with over 3000 containers since ANAMMCO was resuscitated.”
Speaking on the purchase, Dave Chukwudulue, general manager of TSS motors, said: We will continue to create value for users of Shacman trucks in Nigeria by supporting them with the best after sales service programme. This has indeed resulted in the increasing demand for our trucks.”