Truck Assembly plant begins operation in Ondo

By: Seun Adeeyo

A firm, Dongfeng Trucks, one of the investors at the Ondo-Linyi Industrial Hub in Ore, has started assembly of trucks at the industry.

This is in fulfilment of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu determination to industrialise the state in partnership with Klick Konnect.

The Manager of the industrial hub, Chief Alex Ajipe made this known in a statement and made available to reporters.

Recalled that the Ondo-Linyi Industrial hub, located in Ore, Odigbo Local Government area of the state, was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in February, this year during the third anniversary of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration.

The firm, Dongfeng Trucks, was established in 1969, is one of the China’s leading truck brands, with the product range covering heavy and medium duty trucks.

Ajipe expressed delight over the historic breakthrough at the firm in Ore, stressing that the plant would begin full assembly of trucks whenever the COVID-19 pandemic subsided.

He noted that this is the first time in the history of the state that a truck assembly plant will be operating in the state.

Ajipe, who is also the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Klick Konnect Network International Limited, described the development as another remarkable milestone by the Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu-led administration in the state.

“The hub has recorded landmark establishments, such as one of the highest capacity producers of high quality food-grade ethanol in Nigeria.

“It has the first MDF factory in West Africa; a high-capacity textile mill and a paper mill, among others, all of which have employed the state indigenes in their thousands,” he said.

The manager said that orders and enquiries for the trucks could be made through: 08035070763