Yutong to introduce new energy buses to Ghana in 2015
Manufacturers of one of the world’s leading buses and coaches, Yutong, is set to introduce its new energy model, ‘Yutong Hybrid’, in Ghana next year.
Yutong Hybrid coaches which come in varied specifications covering all market segments, are molded with state of the art technology which operate on gas making it energy efficient and durable.
The new energy buses are currently going through trials in China where the company is based before they are exported to other countries.
Yutong sold 57,000 coaches across the globe in 2013, valued at $4 billion. 80% of the buses were sold in China while 18-20% were sold across other continents, General Manager in charge of North-West Africa Division, Kevin Pahn disclosed to a group of Ghanaian journalists who visited the plant in China last week.
He said about 6,000 buses were sold overseas including Ghana through its local agent, J.A Plant Pool.
The visit was to afford the journalists the opportunity to have a firsthand know-how of the operations at Yutong Bus Company Limited and Yutong Heavy Industries Limited, which produce a wide range of heavy duty equipment and waste management vehicles.
At Yutong Bus Company, the group was taken through 14 electro-coating techniques that the buses go through to improve their anti-corrosion properties as well as extending their longevity, wind tunnel, whole vehicle shower and road simulation tests as well as seat impact test.
The plant has the capacity to manufacture 300 buses and coaches on daily basis.
At Yutong Heavy Industries, Kevin Liu, Sales Manager for Africa Region disclosed the company’s plans to establish on the continent in the next five years following the remarkable patronagen of their products. He said more than 300 heavy duty equipment were shipped to Ghana alone since Yutong ventured into the country in 2007 through J.A Plant Pool.
Mr. Liu described the partnership with J.A Plant Pool as excellent so far, culminating in the establishment of a training centre in Ghana to cater for their clients. Story by Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Jerry Tsatro Mordy | [email protected]
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