Ethiopia’s pioneering vehicle importer, Nyala Motor Share Company celebrates its 50th year anniversary.
The vehicle distributor which has shaped the country’s wheels on the road was established in April 1973 by five founding members with a registered capital of 50,000 birr.
“When the company was setup, it began its operation with the sales of Datsun automobiles. Today Nyala Motors S.C is the current exclusives distributor of Nissan vehicles, UD trucks, VE commercial vehicles (Eicher Buses & Trucks), unicarrier forklifts and Mac power battery for Ethiopian market,” said Mesfin Bogale, General Manager of the company, while speaking at the celebration which was held on Thursday May 18, 2023 at the Sheraton Addis luxury hotel in the presence of Alemu Sime, Minister of Transport and Logistics, company’s management, members and customers.
“The company’s main aim is to not only sale Nissan vehicles but also lead the market in providing quality after sale services to its valued customers,” said Mesfin.
The sole importer and distributor of Japanese made vehicles in the country began with the import of the Datsun automobile back in 1973 in its first small facility located around Somale-Tera in the current compound of Paul Ries and Sons (Ethiopia) Ltd.
In the process of expanding its product range, the cooperation with UD Trucks Corporation (the Nissan Diesel Corporation) started in 1987 with the import and distribution of Nissan Diesel Trucks and Buses and today it has become the exclusive distributor for Nissan motors vehicles, UD trucks, VE commercial vehicles, Unicarrier forklifts and Macpower battery.
Besides its headquarter and offices in Addis Ababa, the company is operating 6 branch offices in Lideta, Hawassa, Bahir Dar, Diredawa, Mekelle, and Jimma to cover the major cities of the country.