Zim buys ambulances from SA firm

THE export arm of Mazda for sub-Saharan Africa, Itochu Auto Africa, recently ordered 35 box body ambulance units from specialist truck body manufacturer TFM Industries based in Olifantsfontein, South Africa.



face=”Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”>Mazda’s export division, which has already received the first three ambulances, is supplying these units to the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health through its Harare-based distributor.


“Our distributor in fact specified that TFM Industries fit these ambulance bodies to the single cab 4×4 2,5 turbo diesel Mazda chassis. It is the first time we are working with the specialist truck body manufacturer and we are impressed with TFM’s professionalism and the excellent quality of their ambulances,” said Susan Smit, Itochu Auto Africa vehicle export coordinator for southern Africa.


Officials from the ministry recently inspected the first three ambulances TFM Industries designed and built and were satisfied with the result, giving the go-ahead for the production of the remaining units which will be delivered in due course. — Engineering News.