President Jonathan went himself to commission the factory. It is a very big car production factory. Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company (IVM) has got everything you need – the trucks, cars, SUVs, anything. IVM is part of the Innoson Group of Companies founded by the visionary Chairman, Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).
Of course, the man does for vehicles what Zinox and Omatek do for computers – assemble with limited engineering. But give him credit. Give him credit. Just as we give Zinox and Omatek. It takes vision to get to that level. This is someone trying something Nigeria’s Peugeot Automobile of Nigeria (PAN) did and failed. IVM introduces automotive products from China, Japan and Germany. Its product line includes heavy duty vehicles, middle and high level buses, special environment friendly vehicles. The company carries out optimization design and assembly according to West African road condition so as produce suitable products at affordable prices.
The company also provides good services for repairs and parts supply. All these actions are engineered to meet the customers’ special requests, attain the highest possible performance and safety standards and also make the vehicles suitable for the West African market.
The brain behind it?
Innocent Chukwuma is a resourceful and accomplished entrepreneur of international repute. His trading outfit, which started in 1976, has successfully grown into a conglomerate, with interests in the production of plastic for household items, tyres, motorcycle parts and vehicle manufacturing. The group has motorcycle manufacturing and assembly plants in Nnewi, and Plastic Manufacturing Plant in Emene, Enugu. He just won an award from Thisday.