FAW signed an agreement with Associated Motor Holdings (AMH), part of the Imperial Group, in Johannesburg on Jan. 26. According to the agreement, AMH would become the exclusive sales, parts, service and maintenance partner of FAW in Zambia and Malawi.
Wang Zhijian, MD, FAW Import & Export, and AMH CEO Manuel Pereira de Canha, signed the agreement on behalf of the both parties
AMH CEO Manuel Pereira de Canha praised FAW brand. “This Chinese brand has remarkably changed old misconceptions. With its leading global manufacturing plant, FAW Coega plant, like its parent company, can equal the build and quality standards of just about any other brand.”
Wang Zhijian, MD, FAW Import & Export, said, “In 2015 FAW Vehicle Manufacturers built and sold over 1,000 trucks in the southern African region. With the formidable experience of a partner such as AMH in Malawi and Zambia, plus our own expansion further into Africa, we have set our sights on 5,000 trucks per annum to be sold in the near future.”
Associated Motor Holdings (AMH), South Africa’s biggest vehicle importer, responsible for bringing Hyundai and Kia to the country.
FAW Group is a leading global manufacturer of quality passenger cars, trucks, and buses. Established in 1953, the company is China’s oldest and largest automotive group. Annual sales exceed two million units.