R30m MAN dealership opens in booming Mozambique

05 October 2015

Owner of the MAN Truck and Bus Swaziland dealership, Ernest Da Cruz, has expanded the German manufacturer’s sub-Equatorial Africa footprint by

building a new sales and service dealership in Matola, just outside Maputo.

“This 15 000-m2, R30-million dealership is not just another outlet for selling trucks and buses, but represents a step towards establishing infrastructure to support the region’s immensely competitive transport industry,” says Da Cruz.

The new dealership’s high-tech workshop and parts inventory management systems link the Matola parts warehouse with its sister warehouse at Da Cruz’s Swaziland dealership.

Mozambique is one of Africa’s star economic performers with yearly economic growth of between 6% and 7%. FDI, particularly in port infrastructure at harbours such as Maputo, Beira, Nacala, Pemba and Quelimane are ramping up the country’s international logistics capacity, says MAN Sub-Equatorial Africa export after-sales head Thomas Ferreira.

“The absence of significant rail networks from neighbouring countries to Mozambique makes truck transport the predominant logistics provider and this new dealership, perfectly located alongside the N4-Maputo corridor, will become an invaluable service and support centre for long-haul trucks running from Gauteng to Maputo and other ports in Mozambique.”

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