Jonathan Eze
Mahindra& Mahindra Limited, Springfield Agro Limited and the VIP Merchandise Enterprise Limited have unveiled plan for scaling up and expanding operations in Nigeria.

The partnership is expected to offer customised and focused solutions in the areas of agriculture and farm-tech prosperity, mobility and power generation.

For years, Mahindra has been partnering in the growth story of Africa, offering its range of products across automotive and farm equipment sectors. In line with the organisation’s focus on developing operations in Africa, Mahindra West Africa Ltd was created in Nigeria in 2016.

Speaking at a media roundtable in Lagos, the Chief of International Operations, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, Arvind Mathew, said, the company has made humanity’s innate desire to raise its driving purpose.

“We challenge conventional thinking and innovatively use all our resources to drive positive change in the lives of our stakeholders and communities across the world.

“Nigeria is among the largest markets and economies on the African continent and presents very strong growth prospects. We have been working steadfastly with our channel partners to ensure that we deliver innovative solutions to meet the needs of the community here.

He said the Farm-To-Folk initiative is one such solution that empowers farmers from every region and capacity, driving farm-tech prosperity.

“We will continue to up the ante on technology and innovation to offer solutions in Nigeria that will drive positive change,” Mathew added.

Also, the Managing Director, Springfield Agro, Tarun Kumar Das, said, “Springfield Agro and Mahindra have established a strong presence in Nigeria over the last decade to provide solutions in the agriculture and farming space.

“We have recently inaugurated a Mahindra tractor assembly plant in Kaduna State, with a manufacturing capacity of 5,000 tractors and associated agricultural implements.”

According to him, the plant can produce various ranges of tractors from 25Hp to 80Hp to cater to a wide spectrum of customer needs.

In his remarks, the Chairman, VIP Merchandise Enterprise Ltd, Prakash Vaswani, said boosting local employment was crucial to the economic development and prosperity of the country.

Vaswani added, “We have set up assembly plants in Sango Ota and Kano where we assemble Mahindra two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and Generator sets, in turn providing employment opportunities to the local manpower in the regions.

“Also, with our products, Arro and Alfa, we have not only been offering customised and unique mobility solutions for the market but also delivering employment and entrepreneurial platforms to empower the community to rise,” he said.