Buscar partners Cummins to unveil Nigerian made coaches

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By Duru Precious

STAKEHOLDERS in the automotive industry have commended Buscar Company for the conceptualization, design and production of the Buscar coach-range specifically made for the African market with its origin from Nigeria. Buscar, which was unveiled at Zen Garden, Ikeja, Lagos is an innovation that integrates the bus technology with the luxury and convenience of a car.

Speaking at the unveiling which witnessed the attendance of guests from all walks of life, national president, National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Alhaji Nojeem Yasin, commended the Buscar Company for initiating a vehicle brand for the African market and with its origin from Nigeria.

He advised the company to maintain the high standard they have set, with their new coach which is powered by Cummins, especially with the warranties placed on the range. Mr. Nojeem added that they should ensure that there is adequate supply of genuine spare parts for the operators and also to enshrine this as a matter of business principle.

Business principle

Managing Director/CEO of the Buscar Company, Mr. Friday Yange, explained that he commenced the Buscar journey in 2005 as a freelancer for some notable dealers for Chinese bus brands. He said: “In mid 2008, we secured and became a distributor for Bonluck in Nigeria. In 2015, the idea of Buscar brand was conceived and birthed in line with the Nigeria government automotive and local content policy. Against the background of increasing globalization of bus builders, there are a number of emerging new faces in Nigeria and Africa and Buscar is now one of them.”

•L-R: Managing Director Cummins West Africa Limited, Kwame Gyan-Tawiah, National President, National Union of Road Transport Workers, Alhaji Nojeem Yasin; Managing Director Buscar Nigeria Limited, Friday Yange; and the Assistant Corps Commander, RS2.18 Ikeja Unit, Emma Fekoya, at the unveiling of Buscar brand in Lagos.

Mr. Yange affirmed that the mission of the Buscar Company is “to become the preferred bus and coach brand working with the most qualified team to produce cost-efficient and durable products through the use of modern techniques to satisfy customers and bring good returns to stakeholders.”

To achieve its set goal, the Buscar Company is in partnership with Cummins, world acclaimed engine builders, to roll out a range of coach buses, which includes the CityBus designed to commute within the metropolis. Yange explained that the Buscar Company chose to partner with Cummins because the company is tested and approved by testimony to be a world leader in the construction and manufacturing of automotive engines.

He said: “Cummins is also approved as a high profile company with reputable track records in servicing the world for close to 100 years. We plan to be a great company and we plan to partner with a great company.”

Cummins, he said, will support Buscar to actualise its vision by providing not only high technology in engine production and supply but also by involving in the training and engagement of qualified engineers, who provide solutions to customers to ensure they have the right standards operating procedures to add efficiency to the Buscar system.

Managing Director, Cummins West Africa, Mr. Kwame Gyan-Tawiah, commended the Buscar Company for the great feat of providing the world with a coach brand for Africa and from Nigerian origin. He said the Buscar strategy was in alignment with the Cummins business philosophy of operating as a global company with local presence.

He said: “Our strategy especially for Africa is to bring our resources closer to our customers and end users to ensure dependable power, a pleasing experience and all-round after-market solution.”

He said beside training and other aftersales service provision, Cummins will also ensure the availability of genuine spare parts at affordable and competitive prices for the Buscar brands. Gyan-Tawiah assured Nigerians that Cummins are fully committed to the Buscar brand business.

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