Smith Electric Signs £1M Hong Kong Truck Deal

Smith Electric has not yet officially commented, but sources verify the story is essentially correct.

Published: 16-Sep-2009

The Echo understands that Washington-based Smith Electric Vehicles – part of the Tanfield Group – has signed a £1million-plus deal which will give it a foothold in the lucrative Far East market.

The company has signed deal with a Hong Kong distributor which will see 15 of its electric trucks used in the former colony and southern China.

A company spokesman refused to comment on the report, but Chris Pywell, head of strategic change with regional development agency One NorthEast, said: "I would like to congratulate Tanfield Group on securing this fantastic deal to distribute electric vehicles in China and Hong Kong.

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