One of the foremost indigenous Automotive companies in Nigeria, Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company Limited(ANAMMCO) has stated that the reason the organisation decided to be among the partners of the prestigious Anambra Man of the Year award, remains the fact that the brand represents the credibility and the excellence ndi Igbo are known for.
According to the Managing Director, Buchi Okeke, the ANAMMCO brand saw great potentials in the award event, the worth and value a well accepted program of this nature hold for Ndi Igbo, public and private sector investments and decided to be part of it . He explained further that Ndi Igbo actually needs this kind of program that could inspire the youth and equally boost the tourist potentials of the region.
He said,”Anambra is a flagship state in Nigeria,it is the light of the nation, due to its large arrays of human resources hence it is understandable when there are noble gestures to celebrate these talents and in the course of that inspire the younger generation. I have always believed it is imperative that the legacies of the older generation are sustained and passed on. The Anambra Man of the Year Award captures the very essence of this philosophy, which is celebrating excellence. The Organizers of the Award have shown deep understanding of what is expected in the business of this nature which is due diligence in the selection process and if you look at the winners of the previous editions you will agree that it is a grade A event.
“No one can fault a recognition given to ,Val Ozigbo,Sir Alexander Chika Okafor who is one of the foremost Anambra Industrialists, Adaora Umeoji of Zenith Bank, or Nonso Okpala of the VFD Group who is building Africa’s most diverse business ecosystem.
“At ANAMMCO, we take our corporate social responsibilities seriously; we have a rich pedigree and a history of excellence. It is in the core value of our organization to identify with excellence and worthy gestures that contribute to societal development.
“In addition, ANAMMCO has a history with Anambra State, the company was established in the old Anambra state in 1977 and it is imperative we preserve history through any legitimate means. As a top brand in the business of vehicle assemblage and manufacturing contributing immensely to the economic industrial growth of Nigeria. It is worthy to associate with a good brand which the Anambra Man of the Years Award represents.
ANAMMCO was conceived by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) under the Second National Development Plan (1970 – 1975). The Company was incorporated on January 17, 1977, and the Foundation Stone laying ceremony for the factory was performed on May 12, 1978. The factory was commissioned on July 8, 1980 by the first executive President of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari. Commercial production of trucks commenced in January, 1981.
In 2007 ,the company was privatised under the Nigerian government privatisation policy. The privatisation exercise led to the emergence of GUO Group as the majority stakeholder in ANAMMCO Ltd. The founder and Group chairman of GUO after the successful acquisition of Federal Government shares in ANAMMCO, became the first Igbo Man that successfully participated in the Federal Government’s Privatisation policy.
ANAMMCO, the Nigerian Commercial Vehicles company, offers A-Z solutions in the automotive sector. It is the Nigerian No.1 choice in providing solutions to commercial vehicles fleet operators and owners. In 2019, ANAMMCO and Dongfeng Trucks of China entered into a partnership for the local assembly and distribution of Dongfeng Trucks in Nigeria. Dongfeng Trucks are renowned for their premium quality, optimum performance and high fuel efficiency.
A wide range of Dongfeng products being offered in Nigeria by ANAMMCO are light duty, medium duty company and heavy duty trucks . They fuel options of Diesel, Compressed Natural Gas( CNG) and Liquidified Natural Gas (LNG)
Apart from ANAMMCO, more companies have indicated interest to be part of the project. This is the 3rd edition of the award event, which has been held annually since 2020.