Boulos Enterprises Ltd has finally completed the production of its made-in-Nigeria Suzuki Super Carry Vans as it has launched them into the market.
According a statement released by the company, the first two Suzuki Super Carry vans were delivered to Mr Tony Ofoman, the owner of Rodinia Hotels.
Tony, The DailyBells Nigeria gathered, had chosen the van versions, the fabrication of which were designed, created and manufactured at the Boulos factory in Ikeja.
Speaking on the development, Olusegun Adekoya, Quality Control Manager at Boulos said “There was a real buzz in the factory, we fabricated the van units in under sixteen hours, as production steps up and we become more familiar with the process the manufacturing time will decrease. It was great to see them drive out, as made in Nigeria means made by Nigerians.”
In the same vein, Titi Olodun, the Marketing Manager explained that the Super Carry is the most tested and trusted 1 tonne van in the world, sold in 192 countries as it was launched in 1961, thus witnessing its 12th generation.
According to her, it is also one of the most reliable in the world and here in Nigeria the launch price at Naira 4.1 million is two million less than any other competitor’s vehicle.
The pick-up version will be available only to special order only. As the Van and Refrigerated units will be the best sellers.
The engine of the vehicle is the tried and tested Suzuki 1.2 litre petrol, which is also fitted to the Suzuki Swift, Vitara, Splash, Baleno, Kizashi and many others. In fact, it is so reliable that other manufactures buy the engines from Suzuki for use in their vehicles.
The suspension has been especially designed for Nigerian roads, raising the ride height to a level that allows the vehicle to tackle water impediments and settle on the trailing arms and leaf spring suspension without bottoming out.
The Super Carry is backed by a comprehensive warranty and dealer service representation across Nigeria.
Additionally, Boulos stocks over $5 million spare parts at any one time, so there is never a worry for spares.
This moment marks the continuation of more than 57 years of representation of SUZUKI in Nigeria by Boulos Enterprises.
“The assembly line is 1,132 square metres long, there is an additional 1,200 square metres where fabrication of a range of custom made bodies for the Suzuki are being manufactured, these include refrigerated units, vans, six seater people carriers, tippers, hoppers, pick-ups, mobile shops and many other body options. The new facilities will be equipped with state of the art modern manufacturing tools and equipment, with associated infrastructure built to the exacting standards of SUZUKI Japan. This venture not only protects the jobs of Nigerians, but has also sets in place a clear manufacturing base here in Lagos. We are truly honoured to have created the first ever 4-wheel vehicle assembly/production facility in Nigeria for SUZUKI.’’ Said Olodun.
The Super Carry is initially launched with four bodies: VAN, HIGH TOP VAN, REFRIGERATED VAN AND the PICK-UP (special order only).
As production increases the rest of the other 21 body options will be built and made available.
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