The Chairman, Innoson Group of Companies, Innocent Chukwuma, has disclosed the group’s plan to establish a new manufacturing plant in Owerri, Imo State.
Disclosing this on Friday when he received members of the Correspondents’ Chapel during a facility tour of his plant in Anambra, he said the current expansion effort was to actualise the group’s mission to become a giant in vehicle manufacturing in Africa by serving the country’s and continent’s vehicle needs.
“The Innoson factory expansion will be situated at Naze Owerri in Imo state. We have already acquired about 150,000sqm land for this project and construction works are ongoing,” he said.
He appreciated the media for their continual support and partnership with his organisation.
Also speaking, Mr Cornel Osigwe, Head, Corporate Communications, Innoson Group, who led the group round the facility, expressed excitement over Gov. Charles Soludo’s endorsement of Innoson vehicle as the official vehicle for Anambra state.
He said, “Gov. Soludo is the first governor to use Innoson vehicles as official vehicle and we are hopeful that such endorsement will increase patronage from other state governments, corporate organisations and other well-meaning Nigerians.
“Presently, IVM is producing vehicles for about five countries in Africa including Sierra Leone, Mali, Congo, and Côte d’Ivoire.”