By Theodore Opara
THE Managing Director of Weststar Associates Limited, distributors of Mercedes-Benz brand of vehicles in Nigeria, Mr. Mirko Plath has said that Mercedes Benz has maintained a reputation for quality and durability since inception 125 years ago.
Mr. Plath who was speaking at the official opening of M-B Automobile Services Limited, in Lekki, Lagos recently said “every model of Mercedes Benz represents charm, pure power, elegance, safety and precision.”
Continuing, he said, “as authorised general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria, we have set the standard and will continue to ensure that our customers are comfortable and secure in their purchase,” he said.
Promising the best service nationwide, the Mercedes-Benz Nigeria boss urged the customers to always patronise their authorised dealership network workshops across the country as only this can guarantee the excellent service and genuineness of products.
In his remark, the General Manager of M-B Automobile Services Limited, Mr. Christoph Heckhausen explained that the company is a fully fledged Mercedes Benz dealership in Nigeria which started operations officially in 1990.
The company’s sales and services include Mercedes Benz passenger cars, vans and trucks, genuine spare parts supply from Germany, as well as after-sales services such as maintenance and repairs including factory warranty.
According to the General Manager, the company in 2008, expanded its operations into Mercedes-Benz vans, minibuses and trucks while the right to market city and inter city buses were granted it in 2009.
Apart from the regular Mercedes Benz, vehicles M-B Automobile sales and maintains special vehicles such as Maybach, SLR and Guard (armoured) vehicles.
The official opening which was attended by over 1,600 high profile guests, with the Delta Sate governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan as the guest of honour also had in attendance, the delegates from Daimler, Mr. Steffen Baumann, Bang and Olufsen Master dealer Mr. Mogens Vilhelmsen. The Centre covers 15,000 meters which comprises of a showroom and service centre.