Indian Bajaj Manufacturer Starts Local Assembling of Auto Rickshaws (Tanzania)

INDIAN auto rickshaw manufacturer, Bajaj Auto Limited, has started assembling both of its two and three wheelers in the country ahead of plans for a 20 million US dollars (over 30bn/-) assembly plant in the country.

The manufacturer’s International Business Manager, Pulkit Kapani said in Dar es Salaam on Monday most of the machines were imported in semi-assembly. “We have started simple assembling of some parts at our plant in Mikocheni,” M. Kapani told a news conference while introducing a new 200cc double headlights auto rickshaw in the local market.

He said Bajaj Auto Limited was now targeting the Tanzanian market where is has sold thousands of vehicles through local agent, Fair Deal Auto (pvt) Limited of Dar es Salaam.

“We started by selling 200 units a month over one and a half years ago but now we are doing almost 1,000 vehicles a month,” Kapani said while defending increasing prices of the vehicles from 2.5m/- when they were introduced to close to 5m/- now for latest model.

A Senior Manager with Fair Deal, Isriel Makyao said popularity of Bajaj vehicles in the country is due to efficiency and convenience in terms of running costs to owners. “These vehicles are fuel efficient, of high quality and last longer,” Mr Makyao pointed out.

arlier this month, Minister for Industry, Trade and Marketing, Dr Cyril Chami led a delegation which visited the Asian nation and said on his return that Bajaj Auto Limited was among Indian multinational corporations seeking to invest in the country.

Dr Chami said on arrival from Indian after the weeklong visit that at least seven Indian companies had pledged to invest 250 million US dollars (about 400bn/-) and create over 6,000 jobs. “We can confirm that these projects will start within six months and will create jobs for Tanzanians,” he said on arrival at Julius Nyerere International Airport last May.

Earlier this month, a delegation of 35 Indian agrobusiness investors visited the country and promised to invest billions of dollars in commercial farming, agro-processing and farm implements manufacturing to support the government’s agriculture development blue print termed Kilimo Kwanza.

Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201108300030.html

5 responses to “Indian Bajaj Manufacturer Starts Local Assembling of Auto Rickshaws (Tanzania)

  1. Dear Sir,
    We are one of the leading exporters of Indian made following brand’s motorcycle parts.
    We are based at Mumbai (Bombay), India since 1990.
    1. Honda.
    2. Bajaj.
    3. Hero Honda.
    4. Hero
    5. TVs
    6. Suzuki
    7. Yamaha
    8. Royal Enfield.
    9. Piaggio
    We are forwarding herewith the price list of Bajaj brand covering parts for all the Bajaj vehicles.
    The prices for other brand will be made available on specific inquiry.
    We await your valuable reply.

    • hemant desai :
      Dear Sir,
      We are one of the leading exporters of Indian made following brand’s motorcycle parts.
      We are based at Mumbai (Bombay), India since 1990.
      1. Honda.
      2. Bajaj.
      3. Hero Honda.
      4. Hero
      5. TVs
      6. Suzuki
      7. Yamaha
      8. Royal Enfield.
      9. Piaggio
      We are forwarding herewith the price list of Bajaj brand covering parts for all the Bajaj vehicles.
      The prices for other brand will be made available on specific inquiry.
      We await your valuable reply.

  2. Dear Sir,
    We are planning to start an Auto Rickshaw Assembly plant in Nigeria, because of the huge market potential.
    Pls send me contacts from BAJAJ or any related brand manufactural we can deal with.
    What is the cost implication of such a project?

    Terfa Addingi
    Crafts Design Nig Ltd
    +234(0)8023351809

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