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Japan Motors launches new Foton tractor head

BY: Graphic Business
Japan Motors team led by Mr Salem Kalmoni (2nd right) and joined by Tommy Wen (middle), Foton West Africa Regional General Manager after the launch of the new Foton head

Japan Motors Trading Company Ltd. (JMTC), sole distributors of Foton range of vehicles, has launched the new Foton Auman GTL AMT (Automatic Mechanical Transmission) tractor heads with Cummins engine and ZF gearbox.

Foton Auman AMT models, the most popular and successful in the Chinese market and its official launch is another historical milestone in the Ghanaian automobile industry by Japan Motors.

In a release issued by the company on June 3, it said the Foton brand, within the last 26 years of its introduction, has recorded a high mark sale with over 10,000,000 units across the globe, making it the number one selling brand in China.

It said in 2007 and 2017, Foton established a joint venture with Cummins, the world's high-standard diesel engine manufacturer, and ZF, the world's most advanced gearbox manufacturer, to build a super power chain.

Launching the truck, the General Manager Sales & Marketing-JMTC, Amine Kabbara, said the Japan Motors Group was proud to see FOTON brand taking more and more market share and was becoming a trusted brand in the commercial vehicles sector.

“The world today is shifting towards a more environmentally friendly, fuel efficient, easy drive and high-performing commercial vehicles. I am glad to say that all these points have been factored in the design of this new GTL-AMT model which stand for “Global Technology Leader”, and “Automatic Mechanical transmission”, he said.

He said the GTL truck was born out of a great partnership between Foton Motor Group, Cummins Incorporation, USA and ZF Group in Germany, to offer a total transportation solution to stakeholders within the transport and haulage sector.

The West Africa Regional General Manager for Foton, Tommy Wen, said in the release that; “we bring to the good people of Ghana the new generation of products and as leaders in commercial vehicle manufacturing in China, through years of research and development, testing and improvement, Foton came out with the New GTL, which is designed to match with the world's top technology power chain on the new product platform, including Cummins Engine, ZF gearbox, axle and suspension”.

He said the new GTL has seen a huge improvement in safety, fuel-saving efficiency, durable cost savings and comfortable for longer driving.

He said before the official launching of the GTL to the market, Foton completed three years of tracking tests in Africa land, to ensure that its products could fully comply with the African and Ghana markets.

“At the same time, with the assistance of Japan Motors, we have established sufficient spare parts reserves and good after-sales service support for our cherished customers,” he said.