This sector of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) is into providing support for industry players who are into the sale and rental of modern cars, trucks, buses amongst other transport mediums.
Ghana began its automotive industry car manufacturing with the construction of its first self-assembled automobile from Ghanaian automotive company “Suame Industrial Development Organization” (SMIDO) first constructed prototype robust sport utility vehicle (SUV), named the SMATI Turtle 1, intended for use in the rough African terrain and designed and manufactured by “Artisans of Suame Magazine Industrial Development Organization” (SMIDO)
The construction of Ghanaian urban electric cars from 2014, and Indian automotive major Mahindra & Mahindra Limited and Mahindra & Mahindra Ghana Limited has set up assembly plants across South Ghana to service West Africa and the African continent.
The Apostle Safo Suaye Technology Research Centre (ASSTRC), headed by Dr. Kwadwo Safo, is currently manufacturing two (2) vehicles per year. If things work as planned, Kwadwo Safo and his team should be able to manufacture about 500 cars per year. This will be made possible thanks to the construction of a new automobile assembly plant that will manufacture the various brands of Kantanka vehicles. The Apostle Safo Suaye Technology Research Centre (ASSTRC), confirmed that the local automobile assembly plant, will be ready in May 2014. When completed, the project, which is an initiative of Ghanaian industrialist, Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo, would see the production of between 120 and 240 cars daily. As of 2015 Kantanka vehicles are assembled upon order in small numbers from imported Chinese parts.
Many other vehicle marketing companies including Toyota, Hyundai, Renault, just to mention a few have tangible presence in the local market.