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Chinese auto maker Foton opens plant in Kenya

March 29, 2012 by Joey Wang

Foton Kenya

Chinese automaker Foton Motor group has opened an assembly plant in Nairobi in a bid to explore the market in Kenya and East Africa.

The plant, which cost $50 million, was officially opened Monday by Prime Minister Raila Odinga and a visiting Chinese delegation led by Liu Qi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.

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Chery Automobile to open plant in Kenya

August 15, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

NAIROBI, Kenya – Chery Automobile Co Ltd is to become the second Chinese vehicle maker to build an assembly plant in Kenya. The move will see Chery Automobile join the truck manufacturer Beiqi Foton Motors Co Ltd as the companies attempt to tap East African demand and will further strengthen Chinese links with the continent.

“They (Chery) are discussing with the (Chinese) government so that they can get some $50 million to invest in Kenya through an assembly plant,” said Justus Nguu, the director of Stantech Motors Ltd, Chery Automobile’s franchise holder in Kenya.

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