ANAMCO gets Chinese partner, set to flood market with Made-in-Nigeria vehicles


Regis Amauche, Enugu.
Management of a new Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company, ANAMMCO, has promised to start producing standard, affordable and various vehicles for the Nigerian market

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of ANAMMCO, Chief Godwin Ubaka Okeke, who disclosed this to newsmen at the ongoing 30th Enugu International Trade Fair, said that they are working in conjunction with a Chinese motor manufacturing company, DONGFENG, to give Nigerians durable vehicles that are good for any type of Nigerian roads.

Okeke said that in no distant time, ANAMMCO-DONFENG would be number one motor manufacturing company in Nigeria, adding that they have spare parts unlike some vehicles that lack spare parts.

The ANAMMCO boss who is also the chairman of a leading transport company, GUO motors, said that because ANAMMCO vehicles are of good standard and are affordable, they are using ANAMMCO-DONGFENG vehicles for their industry.

“By Nigerian standard, the vehicles are affordable.  We are no longer with Mercedes.  This is a new company and it is number one in China.  In less than a year, it will be number one in Nigeria.

” The vehicles can perform very well anywhere in any part of the country,” he said.

According to Okeke, they are targeting to shift from motor assembling to building of vehicles made purely in Nigeria.

Okeke lamented that it has not been easy since they took over the management of ANAMMCO but said that they have been doing everything possible to surmount the teething problems.

“It has been a very difficult and long journey but by the grace us God, the problems are being solved,” he said, pointing out that with DONGFENG which is one of the biggest motor manufacturing company in China, they can tackle the problems created by the massive vandalising of the company before they took over.

To enable them surmount such problems, Okeke prayed that CBN and federal government should encourage the company through the availability of foreign exchange