Dangote Cement Plc in a bid to boost the distribution of the company’s products across the country has acquired 2,000 new trucks including trucks, trailers, bulk tankers, tippers, cargo trucks, and bulk cement tankers, worth $150 million. The company made this public in a statement issued by the Group Head, Corporate Communications of Dangote Industries, Tony Chiejine. According to Mr. Chiejine, the assets would meet the expected increase in demand for transportation of cement to every part of the country and create employment for over 4,000 people in Nigeria. “We have acquired the new trucks in line with our new expansion capacity in Obajana, Ibese, Gboko, and the new cement plant coming up on stream at Okpella, Edo state in a few week's time,” he said.
He also revealed that the Dangote Fertiliser Company had just taken delivery of 500 trucks from Dangote Sinotruk West Africa Ltd for the distribution of Urea brand of fertiliser to different parts of the country.
“The Dangote Sinotruck West Africa Ltd is a joint venture between Dangote Industries Ltd and Sinotruk China,” Mr. Chiejine added.
“The establishment of our clinker export terminals at Apapa and Onne Port led to the purchase of heavy-duty tippers for haulage of clinker from the plants to the terminals.”