Volkswagen Automobile Group has resumed assembling of vehicles in Nigeria, following 20 years of dormancy in the country since the collapse of its joint venture with the Federal Government.
According to the German automaker, it has rolled out the first set of vehicles (Passat, Jetta, CC and Amarok models) from the rejuvenated Volkswagen auto assembly factory on the Badagry Expressway, Lagos.
The Stallion Group made this disclosure known via a statement from the leader of the Volkswagen Group’s delegation from Germany, Mr. Ratz Wolfgang, who said, “Today marks the revival of the assembly of Volkswagen vehicles in Nigeria. Volkswagen has returned to Nigeria to continue a long history that began in the 1970s.
“We are certain that further growth is possible, which is why Volkswagen is constantly searching for new opportunities to increase its global market and sales potential, and we appreciate the fact that we are able to strengthen our business relationship with our professional partner, Stallion Group.”
The automobile group recently acquired the moribund Volkswagen of Nigeria plant, resuscitated it and commenced the assembling of buses, trucks, pick-ups and passenger vehicles at the facility.