Enelamah, Ambode for Yamaha’s 70,000 units assembly plant commissioning
The Federal Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah and the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode are among bigwigs listed to unveil a 70,000 units motorcycle assembly plant built by CFAO Yamaha Motor Nigeria Limited in collaboration with Yamaha Motor Corporation, Japan.
The grand opening of the plant and a showroom, which is coming after the company has conducted a testing and full activation of the assembly line, targets to roll out 70,000 units of motorbikes by 2018.
Managing Director of the company Olivier Levigne, said in a statement that “the assembly plant had been built with the capacity for uninterrupted daily production and a target of 70,000 units by 2018. The showroom showcases other Yamaha products such as Outboard Engines, Wave Runner (Personal Water Craft), All Terrain Vehicles (ATV), Generators and the Yamalube lubricants.”
The company said the opening would be led by the President of Yamaha Motor Corporation, Japan, Hiroyuki Yanagi, Chairman of the management board, CFAO Group, France, Richard Bielle and others, noting that project was a joint venture founded on the manufacturing and marketing expertise of Yamaha Motor Corporation, Japan and CFAO.
According to the statement, the Motorcycle assembly plant and international showroom are products of the CFAO Yamaha joint venture which was consummated early last year for the purpose of meeting local land and water transportation needs and supporting the government’s aquatic agriculture initiatives.
“Another section of the company, which will be opened to the public for the first time is the Yamaha Technical Academy to be used as a Nigerian training centre and technical support services unit as well as Yamaha Riding Academy, which will contribute to the safety of motorcycle riding on Nigerian roads,” the company said.
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