Shacman, a Chinese world leader in the production of cargo trucks, chose Mexico to install a new production plant and officially launched its range of trucks with natural gas engines (CNG and LNG) that generate fuel savings of up to 40%, as well as a maximum range of 1,200 kilometers.
The portfolio that the Asian company introduces to the country is made up of the L3000 and X3000 models, with both natural gas and diesel engines, to which it integrates its wide application platform, covering all the needs of the truck market in Class 6-8.
“Entering the Mexican market in this new normal is challenging, but with an offer of natural gas trucks that provide fuel savings above the market is a differentiator that will place us as important players; we will bring a tangible stimulus to trucking businessmen, because fuel means more than 35% savings for them in their operation,” said Carlos Pardo, CEO of Shacman Mexico.
“We arrived with an innovative, sustainable offer, with clear satisfaction for the operator, but most importantly, we seek to dramatically increase the profitability of our customers. We want to become leaders in sustainable transport in Mexico,” said the businessman.
Shacman Mexico will begin assembling its trucks at a plant in the state of Hidalgo in November and estimates that it will sell 5,000 units in the first five years as part of its strategy to achieve leadership in the natural gas heavy truck sector. These 5,000 vehicles will be destined for the domestic market, but in the medium term the goal is to export them to Latin American countries where the company already has a commercial presence, such as Argentina, the Caribbean, Colombia, Venezuela and, later, to North America.
“Likewise, we have 80 post-sale service points ready in Mexico, in addition to the network of distributors that we have in development. In the remainder of this year and 2021 we will accumulate 10 representatives of our brand in areas such as Nuevo León, Chihuahua, Mexico City and the Bajío area, as well as Guadalajara and the southeast,” added Pardo.