The diesel motor vehicle industry in Malawi is expected to be guarded against cases of theft of liquid assets, following the launch of a diesel guard by Transport Equipment Manufacturers (TEM).
TEM, authorised dealers of trucks and buses, launched the product on Friday at the Blantyre Sports Club.
The product has features such as non-removable drain plugs, banjo fitting, sender unit, breather pipe and hose union covers, specifically meant to deal with fuel theft of any kind.
The launch came months after the company was appointed the official agent of the world leading anti-siphoning and fuel protection device by Guard Diesel of South Africa.
Speaking at the event, TEM managing director Antonio Jose Alves said the diesel guard range of products have been developed over a number of years within the context of African markets.
“These products are tough, maintenance free and easy to install and provides 100 percent solution to the prevention of costly diesel theft,” Alves said.
Business captains present at the function described the product as worthwhile, saying it will save on fuel losses through theft.
Last year, TEM signed a four-year-business lease deal with Standard Bank and Carlsberg Malawi valued at K2.5 billion.