American carmaker, Ford said yesterday that its new assembly plant in Nigeria had built its first vehicle and would produce an initial 10 units a day for the Nigerian market.
In a statement, Ford’s sub-Sahara chief executive, Jeff Nemeth said: “The facility will accommodate one shift and will produce an initial 10 units per day for the Nigerian market, creating approximately 180 direct and indirect jobs.”
Recall that Ford Motor Company in August, 2015 announced plans to start assembling its best-selling Ford Ranger pickup truck in Nigeria by October, 2015. Ford had said that the move was part of its expansion in Africa and the Middle East. The Nigerian assembly plant which will be in partnership with the Ford dealer, Coscharis Motors Limited is the first outside South Africa, where Ford produces the Ranger for 148 markets. Read more