Metro PLC., the sole importer of LG- Life is Good- electronics in Ethiopia announced that it will import five more Care and Delight Buses at a cost of Br 10 million on an event, on which it launched what it called the first-in-Africa Care and Delight Bus Service on March 27, 2013. Metro will receive the buses in a year, Abdulhamid Abubaker, general manager of the company said.
The bus will provide a door to door maintenance service to customers who have any one of the LG branded electronics. The launching event that brought together LG’s Middle East and African representatives was staged on the ground floor of the yet to be finished Abdulhamid and Salhadin Building, in front of Harmony Hotel, a facility owned by Abdulhamid.
The DAEWOO branded bus whose body is decorated with the cultural and historical heritages of Ethiopia is a maintenance shop well equipped with all the necessary tools and guestroom. The bus, which was imported from Korea for 2 million Br, is outfitted with solar cell battery system on the roof to provide the service when power is down, both in the capital and other regional towns, according to Abdulhamid. This is a response of the company to the growing environmental concern, he said.
Metro has also inaugurated 19 shops all over the nation, 10 of which are grand shops and the balance are LG products only sellers, according to Riyadh Yusuf, Metro’s marketing manager. Metro and LG offer a 2 years warranty to the products they sell and have three service centers in Addis Ababa. The new buses are meant to expand the maintenance service of the company to a wider number of custemers, according to a press release the company distributed on the event.
Established in 1993, Metro has been involved in import, export, and production of cotton, and construction and real estate sectors.