The Matchedje Motors company, which assembles Matchedje cars in Matola, near Maputo, has been awarded the “Made in Mozambique” seal at a ceremony held at the factory premises, the Mozambican press reported.
The document awarding the seal to the company was signed by the Director General of Matchedje Motors Sandra Song and the Director for National Products Promotion, of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ernesto Mafumo.
The “Made in Mozambique” seal requires that companies that use it comply with strict rules that guarantee the quality, durability and comfort of goods and services supplied to the market.
In October 2014 the company sold the first vehicle that came off the Matola assembly line.
Created about three years ago in Machava, on the outskirts of the Mozambican capital, Maputo, the Matchedje Motor project is the result of an investment by the China Tong Jian Investment Co., Ltd. This first phase runs on two assembly lines, a painting area and another one for inspection and the factory has an annual production capacity of 30,000 vehicles.
In the complex covering about 20,000 hectares, which was previously home o a park of state rail and port company CFM, now has a track for testing vehicles as well as an area for the the company’s offices.
In the second phase of the project, planned for 2016/2017, the factory’s assembly capacity will be increased to 100,000 vehicles a year, after which it should be increased further to 500,000 vehicles.
Currently, Matchedje Motor has its production geared towards for all-terrain vans, buses and electric scooters, but with the expansion of the Machava unit it hopes to extend its range to other types of vehicle. (macauhub/MZ)