As part of fords ambitious expansion in Africa, they assembled the first Ford Ranger in Nigeria. This Ford Ranger was assembled in an existing facility with Ford’s Nigerian partners Coscharis.
The facility will accommodate and produce an initial 10 units per a day for the Nigerian Market.
Ford South Africa President and CEO Jeff Nemeth (left) and
Coscharis Motors Limited President Dr. Cosmas Maduka (right)
Ford has taken steps to support its dealers in Africa, including after sales support and ensuring parts availability,” Nemeth says. “In addition, we are looking at training and skills transfer opportunities to enhance the continent’s skills base. In Nigeria, this includes a training programme co-ordinated by Coscharis Motors and the Lagos State Government including hands-on modules for technicians.
Supporting Ford’s growth and ability to service its customers, Nigeria is already home to one Quick Lane facility in Lagos with a further two planned for 2016 in Calabar and Ekiti.
Ford offers an extended service program in Nigeria that offers free services for four years or 120 000km which ever comes first. The program launched in 2012 was a first of its kind.
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