MAN Diesel, Turbo Grow Bigger in Nigeria

Two of the world’s diesel brand vehicle, MAN Diesel and Turbo has expanded its presence in Nigeria with the opening of a new sales offi ce promising to add value to the economy.

Chief Executive Officer of MAN Diesel & Turbo, Dr. Uwe Lauber said that although it has been doing business in Nigeria for a long time, “Now we are resident in one of Africa’s most economically powerful cities,” saying that “by deepening our local footprint we hope to further grow our business affi liations and strengthen our partnership with this country.”

He disclosed that it has appointed a new Managing Director for Nigeria is Adedayo Olowoniyi, who will be leading the Lagos offi ce adding that before taking on this new role, Olowoniyi was MAN’s Chief Financial Offi cer for the Sub- Saharan region.

Commenting on the development, Olowoniyi said that “We see tremendous market potential in Nigeria,” saying that “The privatisation of the local power market is driving investment and with only about 5.5 gigawatts installed today, there is a substantial need for additional decentralized generation capacity.”

He added that the country’s overall economy is growing substantially and MAN Diesel & Turbo products can help companies secure their energy supply without having to depend on the public grid noting that with the new offi ce, he considers MAN Diesel & Turbo to be well positioned for future endeavours in Nigeria and beyond.

“Lagos is the country’s commercial capital, which is why we have chosen it as our fi rst and main offi ce.”

The German Consul General, Ingo Herbert, congratulated MAN Diesel & Turbo on the occasion of the foundation and opening of the company’s new Lagos subsidy disclosed that “Out of the approximately 50.000 German companies, that are active on a global level, only about 1.000 are present in Africa so far. MAN Diesel & Turbo is one of them. While MAN’s world famous trucks have been a familiar sight for many years, I am very pleased that people and companies in Nigeria now also have direct nationwide access to this company’s great high technology solutions in the fi eld of energy generation. The Government and society of Nigeria are determined to tackle the current challenges in electricity supply and I am confi dent that MAN Nigeria Ltd. will make an important contribution here.”

MAN Diesel & Turbo is one of the world’s leading providers of large-bore diesel, gas and dual-fuel engines with a power output ranging from 450 kW to 87 MW.

The company also designs and manufactures gas turbines, steam turbines and compressors and offers complete power plant solutions.

MAN Diesel & Turbo has been doing business in Africa for over fi fty years. During that time, over 3.2 gigawatts of generation capacity have been installed in 37 African countries.

“Our African history reaches back as far as 1951, when our fi rst engines were installed in Mali and Senegal,” explained Lauber.

“Today we operate from offices and service workshops in South-Africa, Senegal, Kenya, Angola and Namibia with a team of over 300 employees.”

“There are strong dynamics in many African markets,” says Martin Kalter, Senior Vice President at MAN Diesel & Turbo and Head of the company’s African power plants business. “We are currently building plants in Senegal, Niger and Burkina-Faso. In late 2013, we handed over the fi rst gas-fi red power plant that we ever built on the continent, in Gabon, to the client. 2014 saw another African premiere, when we commissioned an engine-combined cycle plant in Kenya,” said Kalter.



Source:  National Mirror Nigeria

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Ifeanyi Maduka
5 years ago

Please send an email to jan.hoppe@man.eu for enquiries. The new office in Lagos was heavily publicised but no one seemed to think it a good idea to actually post the address! Otherwise try Plot 259 Etim Inyang crescent; Victoria Island. It’s the head office of ABB Nigeria which appears to be a parent company.

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