Ashok Leyland has inaugurated its West African Headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. It comprises of the Regional Marketing Office, Genuine SpareParts Warehouse (Leyparts), Training Centre and 12 fully-equipped Workshop Bays. The company also unveiled four new left-hand driven vehicles- Captain, Boss, Hawk and Mitr- in the country.
Amadou Kone, Minister of Transport in Ivory Coast, Ravindra Kumar, Ambassador of India in Ivory Coast and Rajive Saharia, President of Global Sales and Distribution, Ashok Leyland were present at the function.
“The inauguration of this facility is a big step towards offering specialized after-sales solutions to our customers in Ivory Coast. This one-stop destination further underlines our commitment to the government of Ivory Coast. For us, Africa is important for the company’s global growth. With comprehensive plans for the West African region and an instrumental partnership with the Government of Ivory Coast, Ashok Leyland is all set to consolidate its efforts towards making Ivory Coast a central automotive hub for West Africa,” said Rajive Saharia.
The Captain range of tippers are designed with the superior structural strength to carry out heavy payloads and operate smoothly in the toughest construction sites of the country. The fully suspended cabin, air conditioning, music system and mechanically suspended driver seat with multi-level adjustment, offer best-in-class ride and handling. The BOSS offers comforts that will be setting benchmarks in the commercial vehicle industry.
The two new buses-Mitr and Hawk- for staff transport for intra-city commutes, offers a first-class experience for both drivers as well as passengers. Ashok Leyland had received an order worth $200 million from the Ministry of Transport in Ivory Coast funded by Exim Bank of India. A total of 3600 vehicles had been ordered and will be delivered to several customers.