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250 new delivery vans for Zim bakery in ‘astonishing’ deal

Home Manufacturing & Processing Automotive 250 new delivery vans for Zim bakery in ‘astonishing’ deal

AT an exclusively hosted event in Zimbabwe, trucking giant FUSO Trucks and its authorised general distributor, ZIMOCO, celebrated their newly-formed partnership with Baker’s Inn with a substantial delivery of 50 FUSO FE7-136 brand-new trucks. In line with the company’s vehicle replacement policy, the first 50 units handed over form part of the massive order of 250 trucks.

The remaining units will be delivered in batches in the upcoming years with the aim to ultimately replace the company’s existing non-Daimler Truck fleet. Baker’s Inn is beyond ecstatic to welcome its very first robust FUSO fleet and the new wheels will further boost its flourishing bread business and the increasing demands of customers in the region.

The handover ceremony was hosted at Zimoco Commercial Vehicles Sales Office, and the guests in attendance were among others: Benjamin Mavros, COO Baker’s Inn, Samual Makore General Manager at Bakers Inn Logistics Northern Region, Bob Crossley CEO of ZIMOCO, Michael Dietz President and CEO of Daimler Truck Southern Africa and Peter Kendzorra Chief Finance Officer of Daimler Truck Southern Africa.

Benjamin Mavros COO for Baker’s Inn had this to say about the new fleet: “This is an incredible milestone for our company, our government, and the people of Zimbabwe that we take ownership of 50 brand new FUSO Trucks. For us as this is an exciting time as we move into a new chapter of our lives.

“With our growing economy and population, our goal is to increase production to 1 000 000 loaves per day. We are pleased to have identified a partner in ZIMOCO, FUSO Trucks as well as Daimler Truck Southern Africa to provide the distribution solution to carry our bread to all corners of Zimbabwe to ensure our people have the best possible access to freshly baked bread every day. We sincerely hope this is the birth of a long and prosperous relationship,” Mavros said.

Bakers Inn was established in 1989 with the opening of a small confectionery shop on First street in Harare that employed 40 people and produced about 30,000 loaves a day.

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