Ashok Leyland (ALL) has said it will establish an assembly plant in Kenya and Bangladesh soon. It has also decided to increase its Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) capacity of 6,000 units per year to take advantage of Africa and West Asia in a big way.
Gopal Mahadevan, chief financial officer, said while Kenya assembly plant was for both trucks and buses, which was mainly from Bangladesh truck. “We will be investing $ 5 million in Kenya and the same amount will be invested by our franchise in Bangladesh. Both plants will have an annual capacity of 3,000 units will be expanded according to demand.”
Mahadevan said Kenya was a key market for the company in the African region. The proposed assembly plant will also help all hit neighboring African countries such as Ivory Coast and Senegal.