Volvo Group Southern Africa, in partnership with Titanium Motors Limited, today officially opened a new dealer facility in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka. The dealership will offer complete sales, parts and service for Volvo Trucks and UD Trucks customers operating in the region.
The US$10 million investment by Titanium Motors Limited signals the importance of Zambia as a regional transport hub, as well as underscores the company’s belief in the future success of Volvo Trucks and UD Trucks brands in the country.
“Zambia is a key African market for Volvo Group, as apart from its very central location in southern Africa, it also has exciting potential as a developing market with a growing economy and emerging infrastructure,” said Torbjörn Christensson, President of Volvo Group Southern Africa. “We are proud to partner with Titanium Motors in Zambia, and we are looking forward to effectively support our local customers, and to grow our overall market share in the region.”
Christensson said that transport, and especially trucks are essential to the region’s growth, and to drive development and progress. For this reason, Volvo also has a representative office in Lusaka, to harness this potential and to take global support right to customers’ doorsteps.
The 7 500m² dealership boasts a one-of-a-kind showroom, as well as a training facility to further develop the skills of staff and local fleet owners. It also has six work bays, trained and accredited technicians, mobile service units, parts warehouse, as well as dedicated sales teams for each of the brands.
“Our team is passionate about customer service and providing a level of support that adheres to our customers’ exacting requirements,” said Farook Bharuchi, CEO of Titanium Motors Ltd. “We are committed to continue investing in the training and development of our staff to the ultimate benefit of our customers.”
Bharuchi explained that the team is committed to ensuring that fleet operators’ vehicles stay productive and on the road by providing quick service and first-class technical solutions.
“Safety is the cornerstone of everything we do; it is inherent in our vehicles, in the genuine parts that have been manufactured according to uncompromising standards, in our skilled and extensively trained workforce, as well in the innovative technology implemented to enhance Volvo truck operators’ productivity and efficiency” said Claes Nilsson, President of Volvo Trucks.
“Our ability to deliver quality sales and aftermarket support in Zambia, combined with our award-winning Volvo Trucks product range, prove that we are serious about providing local fleet owners with total transport solutions that contribute to their businesses’ profitability.”
The Managing Director of UD Trucks Southern Africa, Gert Swanepoel, said that the company is constantly looking to develop and strengthen their footprint across the region. “This partnership with Titanium Motors reinforces our commitment to not only provide world-class and sustainable support to our customers in Zambia, but also to fleet owners who run cross-border operations along the trade corridors of the southern African region,” explained Swanepoel.
“Underpinning this commitment is our expanding product and service offerings, which are founded on our heritage of quality, engineering and progressive technology to complement our customers’ unique business requirements. We are excited about the future of UD Trucks within Zambia, and the rest of the region.”