The Tropical Cable and Conductor Limited (TCCL) has added another Ghana-made vehicle to its fleet of cars after a first purchase in 2018 proved to be worth the while.
The company procured the Kantanka pickup vehicle in January this year, which it added to its fleet of vehicles that transport cables to and supplies from distributors and suppliers respectively.
The Marketing Manager of the company, Michael Abbey, said the gesture was in furtherance of TCCL’s commitment to helping grow other indigenous businesses.
TCCL, a lead cable, and conductor manufacturer was founded by the industrialist, Mr. Tony Oteng-Gyasi, and has been 100 percent Ghanaian-owned. “We believe that once you are doing well as a business, you also have to promote other local businesses and that is why we made these investments,” he said.
The Kantanka brand of vehicles are manufactured by the Kantanka Automobile Company Limited, a wholly-owned Ghanaian firm established in 1994. Although the company has been in business for years, sales in the domestic market have been bearish, mainly due to slow acceptance of the brand by individuals and corporate institutions.
Mr. Abbey explained that after using the first Kantanka vehicle, TCCL was “happy with the performance,” hence the decision to buy a second one this year. “There are actually plans to localise our fleet in the shortest possible time,” he said. As an indigenous business that is doing well in its sector, he said his outfit saw it as a duty to support other Ghanaian businesses, through procurement decisions, to grow.