Ghand­hara Nis­san im­ports units from Re­nault Trucks SAS

Enterprise - - National news -

Ghand­hara Nis­san Lim­ited (GHNL) an­nounced that it has signed an im­porter’s agree­ment with France’s Re­nault Trucks SAS. It said it has sub­se­quently im­ported a few units to con­duct a trial of the ve­hi­cle in Pak­istan, a move meant to test the mar­ket and the prod­uct’s de­mand.

Ac­cord­ing to a no­ti­fi­ca­tion sent to the Pak­istan Stock Ex­change, Ghand­hara Nis­san has im­ported Com­pletely Built Units (CBUs) in or­der to see vi­a­bil­ity in Pak­istan. Re­nault Trucks SAS, which op­er­ates as a sub­sidiary of AB Volvo, man­u­fac­tures and dis­trib­utes com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles and tools.

Ear­lier this year, Ghand­hara Nis­san also launched lo­cally-as­sem­bled one-ton pickup, JAC Mo­tors X200, which is mainly used for the distribution of goods. It was pre­vi­ously im­ported in built-up con­di­tion from China but now Ghand­hara Nis­san has started pro­duc­ing it lo­cally.

JAC Mo­tors is one of the lead­ing com­pa­nies of China, which man­u­fac­tures light com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles. Pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity at Ghand­hara Nis­san for X200 pickup is 5,000 units per an­num on a sin­gle shift ba­sis.

Ghand­hara Nis­san has also re­cently an­nounced its re­newed col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ja­panese Nis­san Mo­tor Com­pany to as­sem­ble Dat­sun cars by next year. Its ca­pac­ity is ex­pected at 30,000 units.

Pak­istan’s auto in­dus­try has seen sev­eral devel­op­ments ever since the gov­ern­ment an­nounced the auto pol­icy in March 2016.

Kia, Hyundai, Re­nault, Volk­swa­gen, United Mo­tors and Saz­gar have an­nounced their in­ten­tion to set up assem­bly plants in the coun­try, while ex­ist­ing play­ers have promised to ramp up pro­duc­tion ca­pac­i­ties.

Apart from pas­sen­ger cars, De­wan has col­lab­o­rated with Dae­han to in­tro­duce com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles.

The growth also comes on back of im­prov­ing road in­fra­struc­ture in the coun­try due to the China-Pak­istan Eco­nomic Cor­ri­dor (CPEC). Higher dis­pos­able in­comes, low in­fla­tion and sub­dued oil prices have also driven con­sumer de­mand.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Pakistan

© PressReader. All rights reserved.