…CFAO Yamaha Assembly Plant Set for Grand Opening


CFAO Yamaha Motor Nigeria Limited is set for the grand open-ing of its motorcycle assembly plant and modern showroom located at the Amuwo Odofin Industrial Scheme in Lagos on the 13th of this month.

A statement by the company said the grand opening was coming after the successful testing and full activation of the Yamaha assembly line which has rolled out two models of Yamaha motorcycle Crux and Force X Royale. The Federal Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Mr. Okechukwu Enelamah and the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode have been invited to commission inaugurate the assembly plant and showroom, accompanied by the President of Yamaha Motor Corporation, Japan, Mr, Hiroyuki Yanagi, the Chairman of the management board, CFAO Group, Paris, France, Mr. Richard Bielle. The chairman of the company, Mr. Gbenga Oyebode and the Country Manager of CFAO Nigeria, Mr. Steve Faderin will also be in attendance.

The Motorcycle Assembly plant and international showroom are products of the CFAO Yamaha joint venture which was consummated early last year for the purpose of meeting local land and water transportation needs and supporting the government’s aquatic agriculture initiatives.

According to the Managing Director, Mr. Olivier Levigne, who is also the chief host, the assembly plant has the capacity for uninterrupted daily production with the target of 70,000 units by 2018, whilst the showroom showcases other Yamaha products such as Outboard Engines, Wave Runner (Personal Water Craft), All Terrain Vehicles (ATV), Generators and the Yamalube lubricants all of which are exclusively distributed in Nigeria by CFAO Yamaha Motor Nigeria Limited.

Adding to the information released, the Marketing Director who is also the Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Fujii Hisashi said “another section of the company which will be opened to the public for the first time is the Yamaha Technical Academy (YTA) to be used as a Nigerian training centre and technical support services unit as well as Yamaha Riding Academy (YRA) which will contribute to the safety of motorcycle riding on Nigerian roads.”

Another highlight of the event is the special display of Yamaha power bikes and Moto GP world champion machine, which the guests will find very interesting.

The joint venture is founded on the manufacturing and marketing expertise of Yamaha Motor Corporation, Japan and CFAO’s business experience and vast distribution network in Nigeria spanning over 113 years.