By Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu
Daimler and Weststar Associates Limited, makers of Mercedes Benz automobiles have vowed to increase their investments in Nigeria despite the present harsh economic condition.
The firms also pledged their readiness to partner the federal government in its drive to build stronger economy that would effectively compete with other economies in the West African sub-region and beyond.
Speaking during the flag off the one week Tetralog Nigeria Limited Mercedes Benz Service Camp in Enugu, Weststar After Sales Manager, Mr. Thomas Ogundiran and the Editor of Transport Magazine, a Daimler publication, Mr. Christian Schimdt, pledged to give Tetralog Nigeria Limited and other dealers in Nigeria the necessary support to ensure their products get to all customers in the country.
The officials who flew in from Germany to be part of the exercise, said in spite of the harsh economic climate, the Nigerian market still has a lot of potential, noting that the government equally required the support of private sector players to be able to put an enabling environment in place.
Ogundiran specifically noted that Nigeria is a huge market and therefore holds great future for Mercedes Benz as a company.
“We are therefore committed to the Nigerian market because it holds a lot of potentials,” he said.
Also, Schmdt disclosed that they have four outlets in the country located in Enugu, Lagos Abuja and Port Harcourt, promising that the company would always support Tetralog in the training of its staff.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Managing Director of Tetralog Nigeria Limited, Onuorah Nnabugwu, said the Mercedes Benz Service Camp, which is the maiden edition, was essentially designed for Mercedes Benz Truck customers especially Actros Trucks free check-up, general inspection and diagnosis of their trucks.
“A corollary to the camp will be the training of drivers and technicians in order to fine-tune their skills to handle their trucks better. To the best of my understanding, it is also an effort to sensitise Mercedes-Benz customers in the need for proper care and maintenance of their vehicles using original and genuine Mercedes-Benz parts,” he said.