Betret International PLC in cooperation with BYD Auto, a Chinese automobile manufacturer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, has set up a car assembly plant in Adama on 50,000sqm of land, two weeks ago.
The company established 10 years ago assembles BYD F3 vehicles (pictured above), a compact car (4-door sedan, 5 passengers) produced in China by BYD Auto. The F3 is one of the top selling compact cars in China, which looks very similar in its front appearance to the 9th generation Toyota Corolla, and its back appearance to the Honda Fit Aria.
Production of these cars is to start with 96 cars while the projected capacity of the plant, at full operation, is 1,000 cars annually. This assembling plant will be the third assembly plant in Africa to use BYD technology and car parts after the existing two in Egypt and Sudan.