Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Lanre Shittu Vows to Take Over Construction Equipment Market With Sany

China's leading construction equipment manufacturer, Sany, has said that its goal is to become the number one construction equipment distributor in Nigeria. Sany is a member of Lanre Shittu Group of Company in Nigeria, a leading automobile distributor, which also represents Mack Trucks and other notable automobile manufacturers in Nigeria.

Speaking to Vanguard Motoring shortly after the official launch of the Sany range of construction equipment in Lagos on Thursday, Yao Yao, managing director Sany said that they were very happy to find a partner like Lanre Shittu Group in Nigeria who have made Mack Truck a household name in the country.

According to him, the partnership with Lanre Shittu will make their dream of becoming number one construction equipment distributor in Nigeria very possible within a short time. Describing Sany range of products as highly efficient, durable, energy saving, reliable and comfortable, Yao said they have the best and biggest factory in China, Germany, America and India.

"We are the leader in research and development with biggest research team you can think of in the construction equipment industry," he said.

"We have chosen the best partners in Lanre Shittu Group, and have the best products with best after sales backup across the country, including Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt."

In his remark, the Chairman of the occasion, Mr. Soye Oluremi Oniagba, Managing Director Rem Bam Nigeria Ltd commended the chairman of Lanre Shittu Group, Mr. Rasak Lanre Shittu for bringing the right products into the country at all time.

"If every businessman in Nigeria, has Lanre Shittu's attitude to business, the country would have gone far."

"He has confidence in the country and has invested very heavily in the economy and the automobile sector," he stated.

"The first time he introduced Sany Construction equipment to me, I told him, I have been used to other brands, but I can tell you that since then, I have never been disappointed. Sany products can give you the same mileage like other established brands, if not more," he further stated.

Also speaking to Vanguard Motoring the Group Executive Director, Lanre Shittu Motors, Mr. Taiwo Shittu said "having tested the Sany products in Nigeria over the last one year, we have found it good enough to finally unveil it into the Nigerian market. He described the quality of Sany product as very high and comparable to the very best you can find anywhere in Europe and America. According to him, "Sany is number one equipment manufacturing company in Asia and has gained acceptance in Germany, Brazil, America and India." He noted that, Sany Construction equipment is a combination of Chinese and Germany technology. The executive director further explained that Sany entered into partnership with Lanre Shittu Group barely a year ago and all efforts were channelled towards training the manpower to effectively handle the world class product in Nigeria. "Sany is a new dealership we signed last year but we have been concentrating on the training of our technicians both abroad and locally to handle the equipment and guaranty customers investments in the products," he said.

"All the logistics of having a dealership have been going on in the last one year while well over 50 technicians and engineers have completed training on the maintenance of this product.

"With a plant in Germany, America, Brazil and India, there is no doubt that Sany equipment rank among the very best you can think of across the globe," he said. The Group Executive Director however noted that their desire to offer the Nigerian construction industry the best at affordable price led to their introduction of the product.

"Before we came into contact with Sany Construction Equipment, we discovered that construction equipment were out of reach of many construction companiesthereby forcing them to go for used equipment that breaks down easily. Secondly they were overpriced, with poor after sales backup. So, what we want to do with Sany products is to offer customers quality products with second to non after sales support.

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