TSL, Nigeria’s largest multi-brand automotive workshop, is set to start operations on Thursday, October 19th, 2017.
The hi-tech auto company, located on the ever-busy vehicle sales hub of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, can service and repair all passenger and commercial automotive brands – from Ferrari to Toyota – and has announced that it would offer 30% discount on service and repairs from October 19th to October 31st.
Corporates who register their fleet with TSL between October 19th and October 31st will receive special pricing, and after the promotion date, TSL promised to price-match any reputed workshop in Lagos that has over at least 18 service bays.
TSL will also engage in the sale of new and used vehicles. They will provide Gold Certification and Peace-of-Mind Warranty on used vehicles, as well as 24/7 roadside assistance.
TSL’s founder is none other than Mr. Raju Sawlani, a veteran in the Nigerian Auto Industry. He is the former MD of Stallion Motors and the former ED of Coscharis Motors and Kewalram Chanrai Group. Being at helm of these top auto companies, he gained exposure to over 30 automotive brands. Mr. Raju has over 21 years of experience in the Nigerian Auto Industry. He has set up numerous automotive showrooms (including the Porsche showroom), several workshops and a few assembly plants. He was the first to implement breakthrough service campaigns in Nigeria, like the 4yr/100,000km free service campaign. In 2015, he was awarded the OnWheels Leadership Award for his outstanding vision, dedication and commitment to the Nigerian Auto Industry.
Speaking at the TSL HQ, Mr. Raju said, “Having sold over 200,000 vehicles (value: USDS7.2 billion) in Nigeria over a 21-year period, my customers have voiced their concern to me about after-sales issues. For this reason, I decided to launch TSL. I handpicked the best technical personnel in the Nigerian Auto Industry – these are highly experienced individuals who I have observed over a 21-year period. In addition., our machinery and equipmerit are from the top manufacturers in the world. We will prove to the world that supercars do not need to be flown out of Nigeria for service and repairs. Nigerians are highly talented and capable people.”
He added, “The main parameters that define repair quality are: quality of workmanship, genuineness of spare parts, lubricants and fluids used, and the overall customer experience, which includes a reasonable price and the least amount of downtime.”
TSL will provide only genuine lubricants, fluids and parts.
“The downtime and stress caused by fake and substandard motor oil and motor parts drain billions of naira from the economy. Customers have lost confidence in most high- and low-end workshops. Another issue is the used vehicles being purchased from sellers of no repute. We are already taking appointments for next week to assist customers who were duped into purchasing flood-damaged vehicles from the United States,” Mr. Raju said.
TSL is here to bring back customer confidence in the auto market – from sales to after-sales, whether used or new vehicles. In addition, the company will provide a safe haven for used car sales. “If you wish to purchase a used vehicle in Lagos, but don’t know whether to buy it because of the high mileage, I suggest you book an appointment with us and liaise with the seller to bring the vehicle to our workshop. We will do a complete check on the vehicle in front of the seller and the buyer, thereby creating a transparent automotive marketplace. We can provide the buyer with a Peace-of-Mind Warranty,” Mr. Raju added.
TSL’s highly-experienced technical manpower will be the highest paid in the Nigerian Auto Industry with perks that will set a benchmark in the sector.
With the amount of sales and after-sales transactions set to take place at TSL, the company has promised to share market data with motoring journalists and the Nigerian government to help improve automotive regulations.
He said, “TSL will also assist the government in creating a level-playing field in the auto industry, which will take the Nigerian auto market to a global level.”