THE Management of GM Nigeria and DMT Toilet have sealed a deal for the supply of 100 units of GM trucks for the delivery of DMT toilets and evacuation of human wastes by the company.
At a ceremony to commission the first batch of 10 units of the vehicles at DMT premises along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, the Vice Chairman of DMT Toilets, Otunba Gadaffi explained that the purchase of the truck which will be in batches over a period of time was aimed at encouraging the growth of the local plant .
According to the Vice Chairman, the 100 units of trucks to be supplied by GM will include 50 delivery trucks and 50 evacuation trucks built specifically for the purposes.
Each of the trucks according to the DMT boss costs about N17 million, adding that the GM Isuzu brand is well known for their ruggedness and durability.
He commended the management of General Motors for meeting the company’s standard, adding that time has come for us to develop our own technology.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Managing Director of General Motors Nigeria, Mr. Tony Areyenka explained that the evacuators were built without any imput from outside the country, though there were challenges in sourcing the right calibre of high pressure water pump for the project.
He promised to give the best after sales support to the vehicle saying that they have many service centres across the country to meet with customers demand. He commended the company for buying new truck from GM pointing out that this was the first time a player in business is purchasing brand new truck for its operations.
To this end he said the trucks were covered by one year or 100,000 kilometer warranty and they will work hard to retain the customer by offering fresh innovations, backups, and quality service.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Chairman of DMT Toilet, Mr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, said Skye Bank was financing the truck supply project, pointing out that the delivery of the trucks as “a major step forward for us as a company”. He said the dream of the company was to make DMT Toilet a global firm.