The major focus of Truck Masters is to provide quality after-sales services on a multi-brand basis through well-equipped workshop for passenger and commercial vehicles, Executive Director, Dr. Oseme Oigiagbe has said.
Speaking at a special training for motoring journalists in Lagos, Oigiagbe said the company is equipped with capacity for the maintenance of any firm’s fleet of passenger and commercial vehicles, “with lot of benefits to give the firm the better span of control over fleet asset management and running costs. We also conviently drive maintenance cost down by 10 per cent”.
Besides, Oigiagbe said Truckmasters operates a technical training school in collaboration with the Federal Government through the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and the Nigerian Employers Consultative Assembly for training and development of technical skills for the auto industry.
Located in the Ikeja axis of Lagos State, the company also conduct Driver Training Programme for commercial vehicles (Truck) drivers and refresher training for drivers of Executives or high networth individuals to acquaint them with modern technology and inculcate soft skills and right behavior.
Conducting Journalists round its facility, the Executive Director said: “It is our view that once in a time, journalists who cover the industry should have a comprehensive knowledge or skills around the sector, not only by writing but also by involving self in a Do-it-yourself approach.
“Lots are happening now at various auto assemblies and manufacturing plants in the country. I know you (automobile journalists) have toured some of the plants. So, this training and workshop will go a long way to impact on your skills and also a long way at encouraging patronage of our services and accelerate the Nigerian Industrial Development Plan.”
The training centre manager, Cletus Okenweze, took the Journalist in an hour long interaction session on how auto body repairs are carried out even in a do it yourself approach. Slides of acceded vehicles been repaired and its advantages took the centre stage.
The Executive Director also conducted practical session where the Journalists were shown how the chassis of a vehicle look like and then went through their diagnostic centre, workshop, painting lobby Baking( and also the spare parts section all manned by trained auto executives.
At the end of the training/workshop session, the Managing Director, Truckmasters, Mr Tony Arenyeka, said he was delighted to have the auto journalists around, adding “I am most delighted to have all of you here, to be part of what we do, to be part of our life, we welcome you. I believe that the high point of this training should be the free training workshops and simulation exercises powered by us and the free range of auto-diagnostics and repair services offered to your exclusive learning.”
In his remarks, the chairman of the Nigerian Auto Journalists Association, Mr Frank Kintum expressed his delight as Truckmasters for giving the nod for the training when they were called upon.
Kintum said: “It is a great pleasure to say thank you for accepting us even as we challenged you to this workshop, you never said no, we will also use this opportunity to task other stakeholders in the auto industry to emulate what Truckmasters has done today in further horning of our skills in writing reports in the automotive industry.”
Truckmasters Nigeria Limited, a one-stop custom experience centre for automobile owners, is a private limited liability Company that is promoted by competent Nigerians with hands-on industry and business experience.
The company has a trading unit, which deal in automobile components, including tyres, Bosch Brake pads and Baldwin filters.
Though Truckmasters holds authorized dealership status for Hyundai, Forland, GAC and Isuzu brands, it runs multi-brand aftersales workshop for all popular auto brands at its all-equipped workshop for passenger and commercial vehicles.