The popular NAMPO Agricultural Trade Show takes place in Bothaville next week – from May 17th to 20th – and one can expect to see a host of truck suppliers once again exhibiting their wares to the farming community, among whom will be FAW.
This is the 15th time that FAW has participated at NAMPO demonstrating its commitment to the farming community. FAW SA has recognised the patronage and loyal support of its multitude of agricultural customers who, over the past 22 years that FAW has been present here, have remained committed to the brand.
This year FAW SA will highlight its range through a representation of medium, heavy and extra-heavy commercial vehicles. According to FAW SA, the trucks selected specially for the farming community are well-suited to providing this sector with optimum vehicle performance while simultaneously keeping cost of ownership and running costs at an all-time low.
Two of FAW’s best sellers which will be on hand are:
- The medium 8.140FL introduced in 2015; and
- The FAW15.180FL with a drop-side body.
In addition, some favourite workhorses from FAW will also be showcased: They are
- The 28.280FD tipper;
- The FAW 28.330FL with cattle body; and
- The FAW 28.380FT truck tractor.
Interesting is that according to Cheng Zhang, marketing and strategy manager and spokesperson for FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA, the number of FAW trucks sold in the sub-Saharan region has grown exponentially since the opening of the Coega-based plant in 2014.
“There are many advantages of sourcing FAW products from our South African base – the most important being time-to-market in the African countries and, of course, for the SADC and AU, the added advantage which comes from the import/export duty agreements,” he says, adding that it is the company’s intention to continue expansion into the emerging sub-Saharan Africa markets and to making FAW South Africa a major distribution hub for trucks and parts for Africa.