Brian Joss –
FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (FAW) has pushed up production of a new medium-weight truck range, dubbed the Tiger, to be introduced to the market in May.
FAW will soon start full production of the Tiger range at its Coega plant. Yusheng Zhang, CEO of FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA, said they have managed to produce.
FAW trucks at the best quality levels, comparable, “ if not better , than our parent company in China”. “We’ve been able to do so in a very short period considering our plant has been fully operational since July last year . Our body building facility was commissioned in January and since then we have also been building tipper bodies from SKD packs imported from China, and providing finished tipper trucks to our growing pool of customers.”
While the first FAW ‘full-bodied’ tippers roll off the lines at the assembly plant and body shop, the production team is already assessing the viability of producing drop-side bodies for their range of vehicles on offer in Southern Africa.