WuzhengNA said:Score? How do you mean, sales volume? Prior to EPA/DOT/NHTSA approval, we had a sales goal in mind for 2007. We have already surpassed that figure for 2007, and it is still 2006! Our figure was where we felt comfortable knowing that there WILL be issues, there WILL be problems - we want sales, but not so many that we cannot thoroughly follow up with the customer, get feedback, make changes.
It is incomprehensible to us when we read about Malcom bringing in 50,000 units in year one. Not that it can't be done, we feel it SHOULDN"T be done. Only sell what you can thoroughly service. This strategy will either work, or it won't. We believe it is correct.
Our main concern is/will continue to be the following; Parts availability, service, availability of parts, customer feedback, parts warehousing, growth control, parts, service, parts, and parts.
There have been failures in this sector, and, in my opinion, the failures were due not so much because of quality issues, but when something breaks/goes wrong (As there is no doubt, something WILL be wrong, something WILL break) we have to be able to fix/replace/repair it immediately. We warehouse 10% parts, which is 50 times average. We don't see it staying at this level forever, but it is cheap insurance.
Today, one of the users of this forum test-drove one of our trucks because he may become a distributorship. As always, the main concern and topic of conversation was service & parts. At $19,000 per truck, it is basically a throw-away tool, but it still needs service.
They are here, Ken. Our largest obstacle thus far has been finding qualified distributors. Everyone who sees the vehicles wants a part of this, few have shown the ability to do so. ($$$$$$)Blue Dragon said:Hello all from over the pond!
My name is Ken and I have been in the Commercial Truck Business for over ten years now. It looks to me that the trucks are over here already?
1) How are sales so far? Numbers last year?
2) How hard or how much to get started?
It looks like you get alot of truck for around $20,000 Dollars American!
coalbiz said:Does anyone know if WuzhengNA is still doing business? Considering they were so successful?? Website is gone and I can't get hold of anyone....Thanks