Yutong Bus (Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co) has produced its 15,000th bus for Africa at its factory in Zhengzhou, Henan Province.
The Minister from Ethiopia and representatives from over 30 African countries’ embassies, including South Africa, Nigeria and Congo, visited the plant to witness the bus rolling out of the factory and praise Yutong Bus for its support of transportation development across the continent.
The bus is one of Yutong Bus’ most recent models, the ZK6122H9. Since entering the market in 2004, Yutong Bus has been the top Chinese bus exporter to Africa. Over the past three years, the company’s exports to that continent have accounted for 45% of China’s total bus exports to Africa.
“15,000 buses is a huge milestone for us and for the African markets that we serve,” said Hu Huaiban, General Manager for overseas markets at Yutong Bus. “As a major Chinese firm, one of our top priorities as we expand overseas has been localising our strategies to help drive local employment.”
Yutong Bus has established a sales and service network in nearly 50 African countries including South Africa, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Angola, Ghana and Algeria.
It also supports factories in Nigeria and Ethiopia, bringing technical and talent support to local workers, providing a foundation for the local automotive industry and helping diversify economic development.