Indigenous Automobile Firm, Macid Auto’s & Equipment Celebrates 13th Anniversary

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An indigenous automobile company, Macid Auto’s & Equipment, is set to celebrate its 13th anniversary come September 12, 2019 and in doing so will celebrate its employees and clients that have been part of the growth and success of the well-established firm.
The firm’s history tracks to a decade of tremendous innovation in the automobile industry and is proud to have been at the forefront with contributions in sales of dump trucks, concrete pumpers, excavators, bulldozers, wheel loaders, among others.
Mark Rhima, Chief Executive Officer of the firm, while recounting how the company kicked off years ago, appreciated his customers and well-wishers who had kept faith in the company’s ability to deliver.
“We at Macid Auto’s & Equipment would like to thank our customers and clients for giving us the wonderful opportunity to serve them. It is our desire to keep you satisfied with our services and products. “We are truly grateful to you for choosing us as your service provider and giving us the opportunity to grow. None of our achievements would have been possible without you and your unwavering support.”
Speaking on how the little firm turned into a multi-million dollar company, Rhima, who hails from Delta State, explained that the humble beginnings brought about great achievements, having had a lot of passion for automobile and earth moving equipment.
“We have become one of the stakeholders in the automobile industry that deals mostly in earth moving equipment.
“The company came into existence many years ago following the passion I had when I travelled to the UK for greener pastures,” says Rhima.
In 2012 Rhima tasted a bit of what he described as a ‘tough time’, which according to him defined who he is at the moment. He lost millions of naira when his five units of trucks burnt to ashes while departing from Boston, US.
“I made some shipment of five units of Mark trucks in 2012, this was my first big shipment but, unfortunately the deck my trucks where parked in the vessel caught up with fire as the vessel was departing the port from Boston and all the five units of trucks burnt to ashes. Despite all these tragedies, I still kept on pushing, it actually took me 18 months to sell a truck in my yard, everything seems to be falling apart till the day breakthrough came knocking on my business door,” he explained.
A graduate of business administration from the University of Lagos, Rhima’s humble beginning gave birth to great achievements in his multi-million dollar business known all over the world.
Aside his own business challenges, Rhima wants the government to do more on infrastructure because without it businesses cannot grow.    
The government needs to work hard on the threat of crime and associated need for security countermeasures, corruption.
“Nigeria is among the World’s leading investment destinations and is formally a well-functioning business environment plagued with bribery and corruption strong enough to dampen the spirit of entrepreneurs.”
He also faulted the government’s inability to address the epileptic power supply that has become a major challenge for business owners in Nigeria.
He however urged the government to create smooth access to capital and credit for entrepreneurs in the country.
“One of the most difficult tasks of any entrepreneur that wants to start up their own small business is capital. Except you are one of the rich kids in the block, raising capital is never an easy task and often requires a lot of determination and patience,” he said.
He continued: “The government has to do more on infrastructure because business cannot grow without road, power. Also, there is a huge challenge in the Nigeria port in terms of clearance of goods. It is becoming cumbersome and highly bureaucratic on a daily basis. Corruption and congestion remain major issues at the Nigerian ports,” he lamented.

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