PMB truck plant works on new range

2008-03-03 00:00

Super Group, the integrated supply chain management business responsible for the semi-knocked-down truck assembly plant at Mkondeni, will introduce a new range of trucks within three months, bringing to fruition a R50 million deal announced in PMB in June 2007.

The local plant already produces the Chinese-manufactured Powerstar range of trucks, employing about 250 people.

Commenting on the group’s results for the six months to December 31 2007, Super Group CEO, Larry Lipschitz told The Witness that 1 000 Powerstar trucks assembled in PMB have been sold since the plant was opened about 20 months ago. He revealed that the plant will soon produce an extra 100 to 150 trucks per month.

The landmark R50 million deal with Shaanxi Automobile Group Corporation — a leading Chinese truck manufacturer — entails the development of a new product range at the local plant.

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