By Theodore Opara
Leventis Motors, a division of A.G Leventis (Nigeria) Plc, has sealed a deal with Lovol Heavy Industries Company Limited of China for the distribution of the Lovol brand in Nigeria.
The auto firm also announced that it would no longer distribute the JCB construction equipment but ensure maintenance and supply of JCB parts to their customers.
The General Manager of Leventis Motors, Mr. Nikolaos Giannousas, stated this in Lagos at a pre-launch dinner in Lagos but added that the firm would continue to carry out maintenance service and other related support on the JCB products already sold to its customers.
According to him, Leventis Motors has over the years shown that it is customer-oriented, adding, it is an organised company that works on systems and not sentiments of individuals to support its numerous customers.
The Lovol products were also unveiled to a cross session of Leventis customers, motoring journalists and other stakeholders. Giannousas expressed confidence that the Lovol products would be successful in Nigeria, stressing that many customers were enthusiastic about the coming of the brand to the country.
The Sales Manager for Africa, Lovol Heavy Industries Company Limited, Mr. Andy Liu, who recalled that his company’s search for a suitable distributor in Nigeria began in 2015, said it settled for Leventis Motors having found the latter to be reliable and strong in after-sales support.
“We chose Leventis Motors because it has a long history and good after-sales,” he said.
According to him, Lovol is one of the fastest growing brands in construction machinery industry, providing users with a full range of products of loaders, excavators and rotary drilling rigs.
Liu said the Chinese brand also benefited from Original Equipment Manufacturers from other reputable auto manufacturing countries such as Germany and Italy.