The unwavering commitment of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) to produce top-notch vehicles has opened global doors to the automobile company. This is evident in a recent procurement announcement made by the Jamaican High Commissioner to Nigeria, Esmond Reid.
Speaking during a visit to the company, situated in Anambra State, Nigeria, Reid disclosed Jamaica’s plan to purchase vehicles from Innoson. He expressed satisfaction with the company’s state-of-the-art facility and production of vehicles in Nigeria.
Reid who described the facility as “top-class” excitedly noted that he will consult with Jamaican stakeholders on the chances of sourcing vehicles from IVM. Also, he hinted that timelines will be evaluated, and negotiations facilitated to determine the best way to proceed with these commercial opportunities.
Innoson reacts to Jamaica’s announcement
Chairman of IVM, Dr Innocent Chukwuma appreciated the Nigerian government for consistently supporting the manufacturing company based in the country. He also thanked Reid for his visit and contribution.
Furthermore, Innocent urged Nigerian customers to invariably patronise his products because of their standard, longevity, and solidity.
Who is Dr Innocent Chukwuma?
Innocent Chukwuma is the CEO of Nigeria’s first indigenous automobile manufacturing company. In 1981, he began his career by trading spare parts in the southeastern part of Nigeria. After trading spare parts for a while, he founded his company, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, IVM in 2007.
In 2013, Chukwuma was made the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees National Coalition for Jonathan/Sambo Presidency. The group was set up to promote the election of the former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan.
It is also pertinent to note that his automobile company has grown into four manufacturing companies, including The Innoson Nigeria Limited Nnewi, which manufactures motorcycles, tricycles, spare parts and accessories; Innoson Tech & Industries Limited, Enugu, which specialises in High-Quality Household and Industrial Plastics, Health & Safety Accessories, Storage Containers, Fixtures & Fittings, and Electrical Components & Accessories.
Others are Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) Nnewi, known to manufacture high capacity City buses, safe and cost-effective Mini and Midi Buses, Pick-Up Trucks and Garbage Collecting Vehicles. The last on the list is General Tyres & Tubes Limited, Enugu, which focuses on manufacturing High-Quality Tyres & Tubes.
Innocent Chukwuma’s unique business philosophy of delivering excellent vehicles at lesser costs has made him one of the leading players in the automobile manufacturing industry. His company comes third after Leventis and Boulos Enterprises in assembling branded motorcycles in the country.
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