Lack of spare parts: 100 Japanese cars locked in the garage
23 June 2011
Spare parts for Japanese vehicles to roll on the market lacking. No fewer than a hundred cars currently sleeping in garages. This, at least, it advanced by Zaid Ameer, president of the Imported Vehicle Dealers Association (IVDA).
Reason: the earthquake that damaged nuclear facilities recently in Japan also caused contamination of a number of products, including spare parts. Hence the lack vehicles including Toyota and Nissan are very popular with motorists Mauritius. The "screening" of these products by local authorities is more stringent.
To settle the situation, Zaid Ameer made a formal request to the Ministry of Commerce to find out that radioactivity is not affected throughout Japan and that some flexibility is required in respect of the importation of vehicles and those parts of the country. For him, the control is tighter now on second-hand cars imported from Japan. "I can tell you that in my case, at least two vehicles that belong to me sleeping in my garage. Transmissions from Japan are not available on the market, "said the president of the IVDA.
He added that at least three months that Japan was hit by the disaster and the value of the days most cars imported second hand of the rising sun undergo checks before coming to Mauritius. He rose to the passage against the imposition of a guarantee of Rs 100 000 imposed on each imported car.
Toyota cars scratched "still popular". The sale of Japanese cars began to gradually stabilize the market, according to Pascal Lelong, Sales and Marketing Manager for Toyota (Mauritius) Ltd. "There was really no problem. It has an adequate supply of cars to meet market demand. The authorities are doing the necessary checks to their level and Japanese cars are delivered in Mauritius after passing all the tests," he said. For him, the sale will increase this year. "Last year we sold about 845 vehicles. I predict we will exceed that cap this year. First, because Japanese cars are well received and are reliable. In addition, they meet the customer demand of Mauritius in terms of fuel consumption."
Toyota (Mauritius) Ltd does not stop there way to allow the auto industry to develop further. It proceeds to build a new showroom on the northern motorway that will allow Toyota brand vehicles to be repaired at a separate location. The currency used to promote customer brand Toyota will revolve around the theme 'the customer comes first'.