One of the subsidiaries of SIFAX Group, SIFAX Haulage and Logistics Limited, has procured no fewer than 20 brand new trucks.
With the procurement of the 20 vehicles, the company now has a total of 75 trucks in its fleet as it has earlier acquired 55 trucks.
The acquisition of the additional 20 brand new trucks is part of the measures put in place by the company to solidify and boost its operations in its quest to consolidate its position as a leader in Nigeria’s logistics industry.
Features of the trucks which were made in Europe include the fact that it has 420 horse power rating. While 10 of the trucks are ‘6 by 4’ double axles, the others 10 are triaxle flatbeds with 48 tonnage capacity.
Speaking at the formal unveiling of the trucks in Lagos recently, the General Manager, SIFAX Haulage and Logistics Limited Mr. Adewale Adetayo explained that the company’s decision to expand is designed to deliver a better service to its clients and become an undisputed leader in the industry.
His words: “The acquisition of these new trucks is a clear demonstration of the unfettered commitment of the management of SIFAX GROUP to the strategic goal of repositioning SIFAX Haulage and Logistics Limited for greater productivity. This commitment is part of the company-wide strategy of strengthening all the subsidiaries with the requisite capacity and capabilities to deliver on the corporate objective of delivering best value in all sectors we operate. With this acquisition, our transfer and delivery processes will be sharpened. We can now also favourably compete in the movement of deadweight. We are poised to change the haulage and logistics landscape in Nigeria with the expansion of our fleet. Our haulage team has been well prepared and equipped with various technical trainings to usher in the operations of these new trucks in addition to ones we have at hand.”
The Group Managing Director, SIFAX Group, Mr. John Jenkins, had in his remarks at the occasion explained that with the commissioning of these new trucks, the company now lives up to the standard it is known for worldwide.
He noted that the company’s business acumen is geared towards constantly meeting customer needs and adding value to all its businesses.
According to Jenkins, today’s commissioning is in line with the company’s vision of making all its brands and businesses the front liners in their respective sectors. We are committed to constantly strengthening the logistics value chain of the maritime sector of which haulage is an important value.
He assured clients that with the acquisition and relevant capacity development programmes that the employees of the company have undergone, the quality of service they will enjoy will be a lot better.