Foton East Africa Ltd has announced it will be assembling cars at its new Kshs. 1 billion FOTON assembly plant located in Embakasi off Mombasa road in Nairobi and create over 150 jobs.
The production base for East Africa market in Nairobi is on 10 acres of land, contains a customs bonded factory, body workshop and customs bonded warehouse with the production capacity of 3000 units per year. Foton says it will be able to assemble a wide range of vehicles including vans, prime movers, light commercial trucks, tippers, buses and pick-ups.
The firm today unveiled the VIEW CS2 VAN which is the latest addition to its models on sale in the Kenyan and East African market. The VIEW CS2 VAN will also be assembled in Kenya and will retail across all the FOTON outlets.
The unveiling of the vehicle was witnessed by a Beijing Government delegation led by Mr. Guo Jinlong, the President of Beiqi Foton Group, Mr. Wan Jinyu, the Speaker of the Senate, Hon. Ekwe Ethuro, the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Mr. James Macharia and FOTON customers.
Foton started operations in Kenya in 2010 as an exclusive franchiser of Foton Motors in East Africa for a full range of Folan Vehicle models including Pickups, SUVs, Lorries, Tippers, Prime Movers and variety of buses.