Ghandara Nissan Limited (GNL) is all set to launch a range of Renault trucks in Pakistan by the end of next year.
Ghandara Nissan Limited signed a deal with Renault in early 2018 to launch a range of commercial trucks in the Pakistani market, according to the agreement Gandhara Nissan will be responsible for import, distribution, sales and after-sales service for the three new ranges and CKD assembly at its manufacturing unit located at Port Qasim Karachi.
Ghandara Nissan currently imports all vehicles in built and assembled form from Lyon France. “I am delighted to achieve this milestone for Renault Trucks in Pakistan with our partner GNL”, said the Senior Vice President at Renault Trucks International, Olivier De Saint Meleuc while talking to the people at the launch ceremony.
Pakistan is one of the key markets for Renault Trucks which is growing rapidly due to large infrastructure projects most importantly under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), these projects require reliable and efficient trucks to cater the demand in operations, he added.
While talking about the performance and reliability of Renault Trucks he said, Renault Trucks are fuel efficient and highly reliable and safe while incurring low maintenance and operational costs. The new range of Renault Trucks launched in 2013, we have ensured that these trucks must deliver high efficiency and reliability.
Meleuc ensured the reliability and robustness of the trucks and said each range of trucks has undergone rigorous trials under actual operational conditions to meet the demand for reliability in Pakistan.
GNL CEO Mr. Ahmed Kuli Khan Khattak thanked Renault company to partner with GNL and said the company has made it possible to bring the European Trucks to Pakistan and subsequently the CKD operations of Renault Trucks by the end of 2019. This development will create new jobs in Pakistan and provide high standard transport solutions to the market.
GNL shares, after this development went up, trading at Rs124.22 up by 5% and KSE 100 index, was trading at 41,144.42 points which was up 150.37 points on Wednesday.