FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA has launched a new medium-weight truck range engineered for the local market, built on South African soil for Southern and Central African markets.

CEO Yusheng Zhang explains the rationale behind the introduction of a new, precision-designed, medium-sized truck range.

“Our decision was based on customer demand and market opportunity. Our market analysis confirmed the need for a vehicle as durable and rugged as our heavy and extra-heavy trucks, but with smaller dimensions to handle a different working environment.

“We’ve had a presence in South Africa since 1994, so this year marks our ‘rite of passage’. Throughout this period, we have demonstrated our commitment to this country and to our loyal customers.”

FAW’s total local investment is now in excess of R800 million. “This includes our truck body building facility, which opened in January this year, and our manufacturing plant, commissioned in July last year.”

The full article appears in the July/August 2015 issue of Transport World Africa. Contact us to learn more about our branded content opportunities.