An assembly unit of Iveco Daily motor vehicles was recently inaugurated in Abidjan, at the factory of the local transportation company Sotra-Industries. The new plant is expected to churn out over 1,000 units per year and will manufacture the minibus version of the Daily model, aptly renamed Daily Ivoire. The new vehicles will run on methane – that’s a first in an African country.
Iveco Bus and Sotra started collaborating back in 1983 and through this project, the Ivory Coast has become the first African country to have such an assembly unit. The goal is to meet the domestic requirements of the country and to export vehicles to other countries in the region, thus consolidating the Ivory Coast’s role as a regional industrial hub.