Young Shall Grow Motors Limited said it is partnering with a Chinese bus manufacturing company, Zhongtong Bus Holding Co. Ltd, to introduce and market Zhongtong range of luxury buses in Nigeria.
Disclosing this at the recent Lagos International Trade Fair, the company said everything was in place to bring the first set of buses into the country before the end of the year to enable Nigerians experience the unique features of the models during the yuletide.
Personal Assistant to the chairman of Young Shall Grow Motors, Mr. Cyril Udoye, and the Public Relations Manager, Mr. Bethran Anedu, said the company was already working with Zhongtong Bus Holding Co. Ltd to ensure that buyers of the luxury models enjoy seamless after-sales back-up adequate supply of spare parts at all times. They disclosed that 40 units of the buses had already been ordered and paid for by interested operators, with 34 arriving next week and the remaining six coming in before Christmas.
The luxury models displayed at the trade fair included the Zhongtong Navigator, a 59-seater double-axle bus designed for tourists and long distance passenger transportation; the Zhongtong Cruise, a single axle 51- seater bus; and Sparkling, a 33-seater bus which is expected to attract a lot of patronage from transporters who want something in between the typical, big luxury coach and a midi bus.
Sales Manager (West Africa), Zhongtong Bus Holding Co. Ltd, Kevin Zhao Guohua, was also at the trade fair ground in Lagos to introduce the buses reputed to combine top quality with competitive pricing to members of the Association of Luxury Bus Owners of Nigeria (ALBON), who are mainly inter-city and intra-city transporters as well as other interested corporate organisations.
”We are partnering Young Shall Grow Motors. We are ready to support the company because it is a strong motor company in Nigeria. Our buses are strong and designed for the African market and we have exported to 24 African countries.
” We are ready to back our partner up with adequate spare parts and we are ready to transfer knowledge about maintenance. Chinese vehicles adopt international standards. We have a long history of dedication to quality and excellence. We look forward to a sustainable partnership with Young Shall Grow Motors. In our relationship, service will make the difference as well as cost. Our buses are of good quality and very affordable, ” he said.
A statement from Zhongtong Bus obtained by THISDAY in Lagos, said : “These products enjoy high market reputation and highly competitive advantages. Thus, they have been bestsellers at home (China) or abroad, and are sold to more than 30 countries, and regions overseas. In the past five years, the production and sales indicators of Zhongtong Bus have grown in excess of 25 percent annually. So, the company maintains a continuous, fast and healthy trend.”