Volvo opens showroom in Sana’a Yemen
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Mr. Ali Ahmad Al-Sayyaghi inaugurated last Sunday the New Showroom for World Volvo Cars, affiliated with El-Aghil Trade Group, the sole agent for Volvo Cars in Yemen.
During the ceremony, attended by the Swedish Ambassador, Jan Thesleff, a large number of businessmen and chairmen of trade companies and agencies, Al-Sayyaghi delivered a speech during which he stressed the necessity of expanding the scope of honest competition in the Yemeni markets, on the basis of offering top quality and most appropriate products, particularly cars and other transportation means.
According to Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, most of the automobiles entering the Yemeni markets lack the required standards of quality and safety, and therefore are responsible for increasing the number of traffic accidents that cost the government and society heavy material losses. He also held automobiles lacking the required quality and safety standards responsible for the rising number road accident’s victims who number up to thousands per year.
“This means several families are tragically bereaved and children orphaned while mothers become widows,” he went on to say.
On his part, Mr. Abdullah Ahmad El-Aghil, Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Sweden to Yemen and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at El-Aghil Trade Group, reviewed the numerous activities that have been so far undertaken by the group since it was established in the 1960s, mainly in the area of World Volvo Cars, which satisfied all the internationally recognized standards of quality and safety. According to him, products of the Swedish company gained a worldwide reputation, thanks to their top quality.
“As our group is the sole agent for Volvo Cars in Yemen, the Project Manager of Volvo car showroom Eng. Hussein Al-Azzani and his team paid great attention during arranging for and establishing the New Volvo Car Showroom to studying how we can offer complete, distinctive and top quality service with regard to Volvo car maintenance, and provide all the parts needed by Volvo vehicles in all branches of El-Aghil Trade Co., Ltd based in the main governorates as well as the Sana’a-based Headquarters. We also prepared and trained a specialized Yemeni staff with a high level of expertise and technology to be in charge of providing maintenance for Volvo cars,” El-Aghil noted.
Abdullah Ahmad El-Aghil, Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Sweden in Yemen and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at El-Aghil Trade Group conveyed good news to Yemeni citizens who are willing to get Volvo cars with top quality. He said that his company provides several facilities to clients including sale by installments vial the different banks, specifically as the new batch of Volvo vehicles is considered the most modern and luxurious in the world of cars.
Mr. Tomas Ernberg, Regional Managing Director of Volvo Cars Middle East gave a speech at the ceremony in which he said, “It is my pleasure to welcome you all at the New Volvo Car Showroom in Sana’a. I am pleased to be available in Yemen, the country of civilization and history. I congratulate the El-Aghil family for investing in Volvo Cars in Yemen.”
He added, “Today, Volvo Cars have become linked with all the means of safety. When people talk about Volvo cars, they usually talk about a product, which they know well and know what the Volvo products available in the market mean.”
According to Ernberg, people’s talk about Volvo products has not come from vacuum. Instead it is related with Volvo Cars’ commitment to safety criteria in manufacturing of Volvo vehicles.
Mr. Mohammed Al-Khayyat, Head of Automobile Department at El-Aghil Trade Co., Ltd clarified that the new generation of Volvo cars is comprised of numerous models (Sedan Taxi and Four-Wheel Drive). Al-Khayyat maintained that the new showroom is pondered upon as an opportunity for all Volvo fans and adorers who want to get ancient and old vehicles at ease with an internationally recognized luxury, as well as Swedish manufacturing style, famous for its safety-related advantages. “We promise the public to bring a variety of other models in the near future,” he affirmed.
Mr. Jan Thesleff, Non-Resident Ambassador of Sweden praised the efforts expended by El-Aghil in strengthening relations between Yemen and Sweden. “Here I confirm that the Swedish-Yemeni ties reflect a great possibility of establishing mutual cooperation, and by this I don’t only mean economic cooperation that may be limited to the transfer of technology and exchange of commodities, products and services, but I talk also about the strong desire to develop joint business and work hard for building permanent partnership. I also reiterate the strong desire to construct bridges of mutual understanding and an edifice of everlasting friendship between both countries, of which the positive outcome become apparent in the various commercial, tourist and educational areas”.