Capital Equipment News

FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA has notched up another record in its ever-expanding success story. The latest milestone is the 3 000th locally built vehicle to roll-off the production line.

FAW33 420 3000th Truck 12 2017Besides the fact that FAW SA started just over 20 years ago selling trucks locally, it has in recent years truly stepped up its expansion plans for the South African market. FAW SA has made a major commitment in the last four years amounting to over USD100 million in local plant, infrastructure, job creation and training. The Coega-based plant and body-building facility have only been in full operation for just over three years.

The Coega plant has become renowned for its built quality since it first opened in July 2014. Subsequently it has increased production to include almost all FAW commercial vehicles sold in the local and southern African regions. Customer demand specifically for locally built FAW trucks has increased exponentially in the last three years.

The most recent achievement was pegged in the calendar in early October when the Coega plant produced its 3 000th truck. A growing number of African truck dealers who traditionally placed their orders for vehicles built by FAW China continue to move their orders to originate out of South Africa owing to the shorter lead time for delivery, the high levels of quality from the South African plant and the reduced cost of sourcing FAW vehicles on the same continent.

“Most gratifying is that many of our units being bought by sub-Saharan customers are now second and third generation repurchases. This affirms our commitment to service and support into the African regions,” says Jianyu Hao, CEO of FAW SA.

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