Enugu-based automaker, Transit Support Services Limited has entered into a long-term agreement with Dangote Group, for the supply of Shacman trucks being assembled at Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company Limited factory in Emene, Enugu.
According to Transit Support Service, Managing Director, Frank Nneji, Dangote group has already purchased 3,500 trucks from the automaker worth N63bn.
Speaking to journalists after a facility tour of the assembly plant facility at ANAMMCO, Nneji stated that the supplies amounted to over 90 per cent of all Shacman trucks assembled at the factory since the revival of the plant after a long period of abandonment.
“About 90 per cent of trucks produced here are for Dangote. Right now at the dump, we have about 300 units. Since last year, we have done 800 units. Dangote Group since inception has bought about 3,500 units from us. It also patronises the Shackman trucks for its refinery currently being built in Lagos,” he said.
Nneji said that the project has revived activities at Onne port which was dormant for many years but now used for the delivery of vehicle components supplied to the ANAMMCO plant by its partner from China, Shaanxi Heavy Duty Automobile import and export company.
Nneji, who is also the MD of ABC Transport Plc, the franchise holder of the Shacman Nigeria, said the Dangote, Shacman truck deal had benefitted the people in the area immensely through job creation and training of young school leavers,
“This has been of tremendous benefit for the people in the South-East. For more than seven years, this place was shut down.
“There was no activity until Shackman came and we made an agreement with the Shacman Group and we started skeletally.”