FAW Vehicle Manufacturers South Africa is continuing to grow its customer base in sub-Saharan Africa with the delivery last week of 20 FAW 28.460FT (J6) truck tractors to Universal Trans-Logistics LDA (UTL) Mozambique, part of the Capital Foods Ltd group which is headquartered in Lilongwe, Malawi. The deal is valued at close to R20-million.
When receiving the 20 FAW J6s, Juber Shaikh, UTL operations manager, said: “While this is our first investment into the FAW truck brand, we are satisfied with our choice following the favourable reports we’ve had from other fleet owners and our due diligence indicating reasonable costs of operation.
“The FAW brand is reputed for providing vehicles which are ‘more than tough enough for Africa’ which gave us the assurance that FAW is the African-based truck manufacturer to take us forward in our expansion,” he said.
UTL is a leading provider of transportation and logistic management services throughout the South East Africa region.
“While UTL only commenced operations in 2010, we’ve had a constant need for fleet expansion. Malawi and other countries such as Zimbabwe – which are landlocked – rely heavily on road transportation for essentials such as food and medicines to name a few of our cargo requirements,” said Shaikh.