Ghandhara Nissan rolls out locally-assembled one-ton pickup

Published: April 4, 2018
It was earlier being imported from China. PHOTO: FILE

It was earlier being imported from China. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Ghandhara Nissan has launched the locally-assembled JAC Motors X200 one-ton pickup, which is mainly used for the distribution of goods, according to an announcement made on website of the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Wednesday.

“It is now being produced locally (in Pakistan), previously it was imported in built-up condition from China,” Company Secretary Sheharyar Alam said in the statement.

JAC Motors is one of the leading companies of China, which has expertise in the manufacturing of light commercial vehicles.

Speaking at the launching ceremony of the pickup on Tuesday, senior management of JAC Motors, led by Oscar Yu, Head of Light Commercial Vehicle Business, told the audience that they “will be offering more products in this strategic market, Pakistan.”

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According to the statement, massive growth is expected in the near future due to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Production capacity at Ghandhara Nissan for X200 pickup is 5,000 units per annum on a single shift basis.

Company CEO Ahmad Kuli Khan Khattak called it a milestone that Ghandhara Nissan achieved by locally producing X200.

“In such a short time, this vehicle has made its mark in terms of performance and quality standards,” the statement said, adding the company would ensure that consistency was sustained in the quality of locally assembled vehicles.

The company was incorporated in 1981 as a private limited company and acquired sales licence for the distribution of Nissan vehicles in completely built unit (CBU) condition in Pakistan.

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  • Ismael Mirza
    Apr 5, 2018 - 5:30AM

    Why “assemble” ? After all these years since Partition is that the best we can do: assemble instead of fully manufacture from A to Z ?Recommend

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