Foton East Africa Ltd, the exclusive local franchiser of Foton Motors, today unveiled the VIEW CS2 VAN which is the latest addition to its models on sale in the Kenyan and East African market.
The Van which is described as versatile is suitable for use for various functions 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.
The VIEW CS2 VAN will be part of the vehicles that will also be assembled from the new Kshs. 1 billion FOTON assembly plant located in Embakasi off Mombasa road in Nairobi.
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. It finished building its local production base for East Africa market in Nairobi early this year. The Foton production base, occupying 10 acres of land, contains a customs bonded factory, body workshop and customs bonded warehouse with the production capacity of 3000 units per year.
Through the production unit, the company will be able to assemble a wide range of vehicles including vans, prime movers, light commercial trucks, tippers, buses and pick-ups.
Through the establishment of the facility and other supporting outlets across the market FOTON has created over 150 jobs.