The awards were given on Tuesday, 3rd December as the Expo was closing. The Expo aimed at promoting locally manufactured products and services.
Volkswagen Rwanda, the exclusive Rwandan distributor of the prestigious global brand Volkswagen wins the Best Exhibitor Award for the second time.
Michaella Rugwizangoga, Chief Executive Officer and director on the Board of Volkswagen Rwanda told IGIHE that this award is a motivation to keep doing what they do best and provide the best service in the automotive industry in Rwanda.
“It is an honor to win this award for the second time and it shows the Rwandan market was made for us. We will strive to become more innovative and introduce new products and services”
Rugwizangoga said that the plant continues to thrive given that since its launch last year, it has recorded 50,000 travels every month. Volkswagen Rwanda currently has 250 drivers and continues to expand its market to cover the entire country.
Rugwizangoga says that they are planning on manufacturing more vehicles and training more drivers.
On Tuesday, 3rd December, 150 drivers including 69 women concluded professional training and received certificates testifying they have acquired skills that are beyond just owning a driving permit.
She added that the plant plans on diversifying the types of vehicles manufactured and include VW Polo, Teramont and Amarok vehicles starting next year.
Robert Bapfakurera, chairman of the Rwandan Private Sector Federation (PSF) said that this year, Made in Rwanda Expo reached an impressive level.
“Before the Made in Rwanda Expo was introduced, we only counted on the fashion industry to promote the Made in Rwanda brand but now, we have industries like the Volkswagen Rwanda plant and other businesses that are contributing to locally manufactured products going global.”
He added that during this year’s Made in Rwanda Expo, at least 400 products and services were exhibited and that it is a remarkable milestone.
Made in Rwanda Expo 2019 started on November 28th and ended on December 4th, 2019