Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Japan, has renewed its distributorship agreement with Toyota Ghana as its sole authorised distributor in Ghana.
By this renewal, Toyota Ghana retains the exclusive rights conferred by Toyota Motor Corporation to be the only distributor mandated by the manufacturer to engage in the sale and service of all TOYOTA products in Ghana.
For the first time since the inception of this partnership, the signing ceremony, which usually takes place in Japan, was held in Ghana.
The agreement was signed on behalf of TMC and Toyota Ghana by Mr. Yu Asano, General Manager of TMC, Africa Division and Mr. Tetsuya Suematsu, the Managing Director of Toyota Ghana, respectively.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Yu Asano explained that “Because we give safety a top priority, we, TOYOTA, produce vehicles which are the most suitable for every usage environment in each country through the strict quality and endurance vehicle test. In Ghana, we have been providing our vehicles only to TOYOTA GHANA COMPANY LIMITED because they are “the Sole Authorized Distributor” by TOYOTA. So, only TOYOTA GHANA, as the Sole Authorized Distributor in Ghana, can provide TOYOTA vehicles, genuine parts and services that are the most suitable and the safest for Ghanaian usage environment. In supplying vehicles to the Ghana Market, we assume the usage environment peculiar to Ghana such as the tough road conditions, fuel quality, and so on.” He therefore encouraged all businesses and individuals in need of vehicles to patronize TOYOTA vehicles, after sales service, and parts provided by TOYOTA GHANA to experience \\\'peace of mind motoring".
On his part, Mr. Tetsuya Suematsu intimated that with the sole distributorship rights, Toyota Ghana has the responsibility to collaborate with the manufacturer in matters such as the importation of vehicles suitable for the Ghana market, provision of after sales service that meets Toyota standards, offer the manufacturer’s warranty and support customers whenever there are vehicle re-calls.
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Honourable Murtala Ibrahim Mohammed, applauded Toyota Ghana for being a colossus in the Ghanaian automobile industry. He was very impressed with the various corporate social responsibility activities of Toyota Ghana in the fields of health, education, environment and road safety.
He used the opportunity to call on all companies to expand their businesses to create jobs for the unemployed. He further pledged government’s support and readiness to lend a hand of support to companies helping in the growth of the economy.