… PARTNERS NATA FOR OIL FILTER DISTRIBUTION
With over 72 personnel in its employ, the car manufacturing company at Ikot Ukap, Itu in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria MIMSHAC TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES LTD, has signed an MOU with the Akwa Ibom State Council of Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association, NATA, for the distribution and marketing of its high quality Mimshac oil filter currently produced at it’s production line at the car plant in Itu.
The MOU was signed, weekend during a brief ceremony held at the conference room of the company in Itu.
The automobile manufacturing company is expected to produce all sorts of vehicles ranging from salon cars, buses, and heavy duty vehicles but then has commenced production of car oil filters while awaiting the arrival of its last components in the car assembling section.
CEO of the automobile firm, Mr. Valentino Okorie signed the MOU with NATA on behalf of his company, while the State Chairman of NATA, Mr. Charlie Francis Ekah signed onbehalf of the association.
Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Research and Documentation, Mr. Essien Ndueso and his colleague on ICT, Mr. Richard Okon who were at the facility on an inspection tour, were on hand to witness the partnership deal.
Speaking at the ceremony, the CEO of Mimshac Group, Mr. Valentino said the strategic partnership deal was the company’s own way of empowering automobile technicians in the state through a strategic business deal to ensure they benefit from the distribution of the products in the South-South and South-East region.
He lauded Governor Udom Emmanuel for the enabling environment his administration has created which has made it possible for the auto firm to make progress in the State.
On the staff strength at the oil filter manufacturing factory, Mr. Valentino disclosed that 72 staff with 81% being Akwa Ibomites were currently working at the Mimshac Transportation Technologies Ltd, with plans to employ over 500 when two additional production lines of the oil filter section arrive soon.
He hinted that the production of automobiles at the car plant would commence as soon as the twenty trainees being sent to Israel to understudy vehicle production and assembly return to the country, adding that these twenty are the ones who would train other Akwa Ibomites on the technology transfer.
Also speaking, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Research and Documentation, Mr. Essien Ndueso lauded the Mimshac group for keying into the industrialization agenda of Governor Udom Emmanuel noting that the strategic partnership between the company and NATA was laudable.
He said Governor Udom Emmanuel’s vision on job creation has found expression in the factory and urged the company to expedite the process of churning out vehicles produced in Akwa Ibom, State, which is the primary essence of the factory.
On his part, the State Chairman of NATA, Sir Charlie Eka, flanked by members of his State exco, appreciated the Mimshac team for believing in them, and pledged their commitment towards the viability of the partnership.
The Mimshac CEO later led aides of the Governor on a tour of the oil filter production line and other component units of the automobile plant.
Most of the workers on site expressed appreciation to God for the opportunity to work at the plant and commended Governor Emmanuel and the management of the company.
An oil filter is a mechanical device that removes contaminant, dirt, and unburned fuel from circulating. The component allows just the circulation of fresh oil into the engine and it keeps the dirt. This is why oil filters needs to be treated or changed within some period of time in a vehicle.