Boulos Enterprises Ltd has announced the completion of a three-week intensive training course for their dedicated Suzuki Super Carry Technicians.
The training took place in the new purpose built and Suzuki dedicated training suite, at Boulos Enterprises factory in Ogba, Ikeja.
In a statement made available by Titi Olodun, the Marketing Manager for Boulos Enterprises, the content of the Suzuki Japanese originated training, included all electrical, mechanical and diagnostic aspects of the new high lean burn 1.2 engine and associated ancillaries to the vehicle which will be assembled by the Nigerian work force at Boulos in Ikeja.
Speaking on the exercise, Henry Peters, the Boulos Training Manager described the team as exemplary students saying it was a pleasure to be given the opportunity to train his colleagues on the wonderful new 1 tonne truck.
Also speaking, Olusegun Adekoya, who is head of the design team that designed the rear body units which will be 100 per cent manufactured at the factory said; “This is a motor industry first for Nigeria, as we will be producing a choice of 23 different rear units, or pods as we call them, such as a Van version, refrigerated van, pick up, six seater people carriers, mobile shop, tipper unit, hopper, dustbin/trash van and even an ice cream shop, ambulance or fire engine pod/unit.
“It really will offer a commercial vehicle for all users, created here in Lagos for distribution across Nigeria.” He said.
As with all Suzuki vehicles, the Suzuki Super Carry will come complete with a new vehicle warranty and extended service intervals.
The first vehicles are expected to be available for order from next month, October.
Titi Olodun, the Marketing Manager for Boulos Enterprises Ltd said,
“The assembly line is 1,132 square metres long, as there is an additional 1,200 square metres where fabrication of a range of custom made bodies for the Suzuki will be 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 also sets in place a clear manufacturing base here in Lagos. We are truly honoured to be setting up the first ever 4 wheel vehicle assembly/production facility in Nigeria for Suzuki.’’ Olodun stated.
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