Minister suggests setting up Dongfeng truck assembling line

Luanda Trade Minister Jofre Van DA�nem Wednesday challenged the Nors Group’s Kin Lai company in Luanda to set up a Dongfeng truck assembly line in the near future to diversify the economy and boosting the national market.

Minister Van dunem who was speaking at the inauguration in Cacuaco of the facilities of Kin Lai, Dongfeng Trucks official dealer in Angola, said that the effort should not be directed solely at increasing sales volume, but at the quality for which investments generate business and guarantee jobs.

A modern Angola will not be built at the moment, but will result from daily work, so the government’s commitment to reform is strong he said.

To him, the private sector is the determining factor in this new stage of the country’s history, investments in this sector will allow dividends for investors and jobs for young people.

Dongfeng senior vice chairman Stuart Lennie said the company has a policy of setting up factories outside China, as is already the case in some countries, particularly in Africa.

He stressed that the installation of assembly lines outside China is only done in countries where sales volume justifies.

In 2019, the company made its biggest sale, with 186.000 units, thus conquering the second position in the Chinese ranking.

In the aftermarket segment, the company is ranked first in China and the products sold by Dongfeng Trucks are within the best practice parameters of the Swedish company Volvo.

Source: Angola Press News Agency