Associated Motor Holdings (AMH) will become the exclusive sales, parts, service and maintenance partner of FAW trucks in Zambia and Malawi.

The agreement was signed to create the best possible sales, service, parts and maintenance offering to the brand’s customers in the two nations. For AMH, it is an opportunity to grow its African footprint.

In 2015, FAW built and sold over 1 000 trucks into the southern African region. Through AMH, it is aiming for this to increase five-fold to 5 000 trucks, per annum, in the short-term.

These vehicles will be produced in South Africa at the company’s Coega plant in Port Elizabeth. This presents an opportunity for further capital investment, job creation, greater localisation of second and third-tier supply levels, and an expanding vehicle manufacturing sector in South Africa.