A United Kingdom-based truck importing company, Carsden Group, has expanded into Zimbabwe where it seeks to supply quality used trucks at competitive prices.
The development was revealed by Carsden Group CEO, Dyson Dzapasi, a former NMB Bank and Tetrad Bank manager while speaking to Standard Business. Dzapasi said:
Carsden is expanding into Zimbabwe where we supply used trucks.
We are already supplying Zambia, Botswana, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya, just to name a few African countries. Demand has been good for used trucks in Africa, but what we do we ensure customers get quality used trucks.
We put quality ahead of everything.
So that’s the advantage that we are bringing to consumers and also competitive pricing as well as honest dealing.
You don’t have to rely on your uncle who is here for business.
We have got a professional set-up where we can deal with peace of mind.
We are expanding into Zimbabwe so that we help our country access reasonably priced used trucks to help the industries in Zimbabwe and farming.
We are already supplying top-range trucks and we have done very well with our solid network backing us in the industry.
This comes as the government is tightening screws on the importation of vehicles into the country.
The government recently issued a directive saying all vehicles from countries affected by nuclear should be tested for radiation at a price to be met by the owner.
The government also restricted the importation of vehicles older than 10 years as a measure to cut the import bill and promote the local motor industry.
Individuals and companies intending to import second-hand vehicles older than 10 years will now require a special permit from the ministry of trade.