Abuja – Chinese bus manufacturing giant, Yutong Group, said it exported over 33,000 buses worldwide, including Nigeria, since it began operations.
The Nigerian market was not left out when Yutong signed a 200-unit order with vehicle dealers in the country in 2011.
In a document made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the group President, Mr Tang Yuxiang, said as a conglomerate, it was also into knock-down assembly operations in over 10 countries.
Giving a breakdown of the total export figure from 2005, Yutong said 400 of its buses were shipped to Cuba, making it the largest export order in the history of China’s bus industry.
The same year, the company said it signed a 500-unit export contract with Iran, while another 630 buses were exported to Cuba in 2006.
Although the document is silent on Yutong’s current share in the Nigerian market, its buses have a strong presence in major towns and cities, especially Lagos and Abuja.
They include super luxurious, top and mini luxurious buses including mass transit buses targeted at intra-city bus rapid shuttle and intercity buses.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the last set of mass transit buses provided by the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) in Abuja are Yutong brands. (NAN)