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New R130-m dealer for Volvo Trucks and UD Trucks opens in Zambia

2017-06-23 08:41
How is this for a dealership in Africa?  The US$10 million (R130,3-million) investment by Titanium Motors Limited signals the importance of Zambia as a regional transport hub, as well as underscores the company’s belief in the future success of Volvo Trucks and UD Trucks brands in the country

The Volvo Group is really going big in Africa as evidenced by Volvo Group Southern Africa, in partnership with Titanium Motors Limited, officially opening another new dealer in the region. This time it is situated in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka.

The US$10 million (R130,3-million) investment by Titanium Motors Limited signals the importance of Zambia as a regional transport hub, as well as underscores the company’s belief in the future success of Volvo Trucks and UD Trucks brands in the country.  The dealership will offer complete sales, parts and service for Volvo Trucks and UD Trucks customers operating in the region.  

“Zambia is a key African market for the Volvo Group as, apart from its central location in southern Africa, it also has exciting potential as a developing market with a growing economy and emerging infrastructure,” says Torbjörn Christensson, President of Volvo Group Southern Africa.

“We are proud to partner with Titanium Motors in Zambia and are looking forward to effectively support our local customers and to grow our overall market share in the region.”

Christensson says that transport – and especially trucks – is essential to the region’s growth and to drive development and progress. For this reason, Volvo also has a representative office in Lusaka to harness this potential and to take global support right to customers’ doorsteps.  

The new 7 500m² dealership in Lusaka boasts a one-of-a-kind showroom.

The new 7 500m² dealership in Lusaka boasts a one-of-a-kind showroom.

The 7 500m² dealership boasts a one-of-a-kind showroom as well as a training facility to further develop the skills of staff and local fleet owners. It also has six work bays, trained and accredited technicians, mobile service units, parts warehouse, as well as dedicated sales teams for each of the brands.  

“Our team is passionate about customer service and providing a level of support that adheres to the exacting requirements of our customers,” says Farook Bharuchi, CEO of Titanium Motors Ltd. “We are committed to continue investing in the training and development of our staff to the ultimate benefit of our customers.”  

Bharuchi says that the team is committed to ensuring that fleet operators’ vehicles stay productive and on the road by providing quick service and first-class technical solutions.

Commenting on this great facility, Claes Nilsson, President of Volvo Trucks says: “Our ability to deliver quality sales and aftermarket support in Zambia, combined with our award-winning Volvo Trucks product range, proves that we are serious about providing local fleet owners with total transport solutions that contribute to their businesses’ profitability.”

Equally thrilled at this development is Gert Swanepoel, managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa, who says the company is constantly looking to develop and strengthen its footprint across the region.

“This partnership with Titanium Motors reinforces our commitment to not only provide world-class and sustainable support to our customers in Zambia, but also to fleet owners who run cross-border operations along the trade corridors of the southern African region. We are excited about the future of UD Trucks within Zambia – and the rest of the region,” he says.

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