L-R: MD, NNPC Retail, Sir Billy Okoye (FNIM); Managing Director, CFAO Nigeria Plc, Mr. Thomas Pelletier; His Excellency, Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Mr. Jérôme Pasquier; His Excellency, Ambassador of Belgium to Nigeria, Daniel Dargent; MD, Total Nigeria Plc, Mr. Imrane Barry; during the inauguration of the first AutoFast quick auto service center at the Total service station, Wuse Zone 6, Abuja.
As part of efforts to offer better services to Nigerians, CFAO has partnered with Total to launch its first multi-brand, quick service franchise, AutoFast, in Total Retail Network service stations across Nigeria.
The launch event took place on 26th September at the Total service station, Wuse zone 6, Abuja.
AutoFast, which currently has footprints in several African countries, offers quality and affordable car maintenance and repair services to vehicle users across the country.
Total and CFAO have expressed satisfaction with the partnership.
“We are proud to enter into this partnership with CFAO, a key player in the automotive industry but also a major player on the African continent. This collaboration is a concrete illustration of our desire to be a reference brand recognized for its proximity to its customers and the value it brings to each of them,” said Stanislas Mittelman, Africa Director of Total Marketing & Services.
The Managing Director, CFAO Nigeria Plc, Mr. Thomas Pelletier, said: “We are proud to partner with Total on this project. CFAO has been in Nigeria for over 117 years and Total Nigeria for over 60 years with Nigeria’s interest at heart. We share similar ideals of offering total customer satisfaction by creating quality products and services. Vehicle users are in for a better experience as they can drive into AutoFast service stations in Total Retail Network closest to them.”
He noted that: customers can now carry out 35 essential control items for their vehicles for free while maintenance is less than 1-hour with quality parts from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), at affordable prices. For instance, a Toyota corolla basic service will go for as low as 8,500 naira. This results in a significant saving in time, cost and increased car lifespan. Our technicians have gone through different stages of intensive training with efficient modern tools and are ready to serve you in line with international best practices. Total is at the forefront of lubricant technology. Quality and durability are evident in its automotive lubricants and Total’s Quartz 9000, Quartz 7000, Quartz 5000 and Total 4×4 are just perfect for your vehicles.
“CFAO, a renowned distributor of automotive brands in Africa with outstanding aftersales service and Total’s service station strengths across the country will ensure that auto users enjoy better service delivery at their convenience. Our goal is to make AutoFast a brand of choice to our customers,” Mr. Pelletier added.
Plans are ongoing to open additional four centers across the country before the end of 2019 with more to come in 2020.
CFAO is a key player in specialised distribution in Africa and in French overseas territories, and a partner of choice for major international brands. The Group is a market leader in automotive and pharmaceutical distribution, and continues to grow in consumer goods, new technology and energy solutions. CFAO has a direct presence in 36 African countries and provides a gateway to 49 of the 54 countries that make up the African continent. The Group is also active in seven French overseas territories and in Asia. CFAO employs more than 15,000 people.
CFAO is a subsidiary of the Toyota Tsusho Group (Japan). Toyota Tsusho Group opened a representative office in South Africa in 1964 and incorporated subsidiary Toyota Tsusho Africa in 1999. This entity was contributed to CFAO Group in 2017. CFAO today employs 400 people in South Africa, and mainly operates production support activities to the automotive industry. Find out more on the CFAO Group at [www.cfaogroup.com] ( //www.cfaogroup.com )
About Total Nigeria Plc
Total Nigeria Plc is a Marketing and Services subsidiary of Total, a multinational energy company operating in more than 130 countries and committed to providing sustainable products and services for its customers. For over 60 years, Total Nigeria Plc has remained the leader in the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry with an extensive distribution network of over 580 service stations nationwide and a wide range of top-quality energy products and services. TOTAL NIGERIA PLC (RC 1396) was incorporated as a private company on June 1, 1956 to market petroleum products in Nigeria. Find out more about Total here: [www.total.com.ng] ( //www.total.com.ng )