Two engineers from the VW Group, manufacturers of VW vehicles have ended a four-day technical visit to Ghana which saw them assess some VW vehicles in Ghana.
Hosted by Universal Motors, sole dealers in VW vehicles in Ghana, the engineers evaluated the performance of the vehicles in Ghana.
Speaking to Citi Business News, the General Manager, in charge of After Sales at Universal Motors, Elie Badr said the evaluation will inform manufacturers on the changes in the environmental conditions in Ghana which may reflect in the manufacturing of the vehicles.
“Today they are here to inspect their work. They want to see how their product is working in our African climate and weather. So they want to know how the car is performing. Based on their findings they will go back to their findings and check whether their product needs enhancing or some alteration. They are even going to check if the seat fabric is solid enough for the market over here”, he said.
Speaking on their visit one of the engineers, Sebastian Papierzynski says it was the first time the manufacturers had sent engineers to assess their products in sub Saharan Africa and was confident that the assessment will further lead to greater efficiency of their vehicles.
“It is the first time we are in Ghana and five years ago we made a similar trip to South Africa. We want to assess the conditions of the cars. We will send the results to Germany and try to improve on our vehicles”, he said.
By: Franklin Badu /citibusinessnews.com/Ghana