The foundation, on which the Mandilas Group was built in the 1940s, was the provision for a wide range of first-class internationally renowned products and services, used in all spheres of life.

In Nigeria, the name Mandilas became synonymous with Volkswagen vehicles, since Mandilas first introduced Volkswagen into the country in 1953 as sole importers and distributors. Having popularised Volkswagen vehicles through the nationwide network of sales and service facilities of its Motors Division, Mandilas made a vital contribution to Nigeria’s industrialisation by initiating the setting up of the “Volkswagen of Nigeria” assembly plant near Lagos .

Following the closure of the Volkswagen factory, the Division’s activities have changed and we are now predominantly concerned in the sales and service of Toyota vehicles. The Motors Division is a successful part of the Company and has recently had the Lagos Island Workshop accredited to the Toyota quality system. We are now preparing other branches in the country to meet this requirement…

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During 2011 we opened another two branches, in Ilorin and Calabar , giving us 10 in total. We are by far the biggest Toyota Dealer in Nigeria. Lekki is planned for opening in 2012 and we have a satellite in Benin.


  • 2016
    Toyota Best Dealer Service Manager
    Best Dealer Marketing Manager
    Best Dealer Service Team
    Best Dealer Marketing Team
    Best Dealer Technician in the National Skill Contest
    Best Dealer Body Technician in the National Skill Contest
    1st Runner-up Spare Parts Manager
    1st Runner-up overall Dealer
    1st Runner Up Customer Satisfaction Manager
    TMC Certification (Kodawari) – WARRI
  • 2015
    1st Runner Up Dealer of the year
    Toyota Dealer of the year
    Best Dealer Service Manager
    Best Dealer Service Team
    Best Customer Satisfaction Manager and The Best Customer Satisfaction Team
    Best Parts Manager and The Best Parts Team
    1st Runner-up on Sales/Marketing
    1st Runner-up on Technician Skill Contest
    1st Runner-up on Panel Beating Skill Contest
    TMC Certification (Kodawari) – PH
  • 2014
    Toyota Best Dealer Service Manager
    Best Dealer Service Team
    Best Dealer Customer Relation Manager
    1st Runner-up Sales Marketing Manager
    1st Runner-up Parts Manager
    1st Runner-up Technician Context
    1st Runner-up overall Dealership
    TMC Certification (Kodawari) – IBADAN
  • 2013
    1st Runner Up Dealer of the year
  • 2012
    Best After Sales Service Manager
    Best After Sales Service Outlet (LIW)
  • 2011
    2nd Dealer of the year
  • 2010
    Best Service Manager
    Best Service Team
    Best Parts Manager
    Best Parts Team
    2nd Best Marketing Manager
    3rd Best Customer Service
  • 2009
    Most Improved Dealer
    2nd Dealer of the year
    TMC Certification (Kodawari ) – LIW


A three year or 100 000km Service Plan backed by Mandilas is offered with every new vehicle sold. No other Toyota dealer in Nigeria offers this. Mandilas approved Used cars department started just over 2 years ago and is an innovation of Motors Division as part of the company effort in meeting the increasing demands of our customers. .


The department is responsible for procuring and selling of fairly used certified vehicles from individuals and corporate bodies. Used car vehicles undergo a twenty (21) point check to ensure that they are in a good working order. Vehicles are certified by a workshop team of competent technicians and are thereafter approved as certified fairly used cars for sale to the public. Mandilas offers a limited warranty on engine, differential and gearbox. Once again no other Toyota dealer in Nigeria has this option, and serves as proof the Mandilas is the leader in innovation and customer service.


Another innovation of Motors Division is S A Canopy which is a brand new name in the Nigerian automobile industry. S A Canopy originates from South Africa and is used to cover the back of a Pick-up. It is made of fibre glass materials and available for all light weight models of Toyota, Mitsubishi, ford, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Mahindra, Tata & Isuzu etc. They are made in different designs to fit various models. Example: half door, full door, with windows and without, extra brake lights, roof racks etc. Bull bars, tow bars and polyurethane linings are also part of the Franchise..


The cooperation between Mandilas Enterprises Limited and Carrier United Technologies Corporation is further testament to the ability of Mandilas to forge successful long term partnerships with internationally renowned brands. Mandilas became the Carrier Distributor in 1955 and is the oldest independent distributor in Africa.

Our industry-leading security offerings include:

  • Carrier Service Department: The Service Department repairs and maintains, with professional equipment and experienced staff, the entire range of Carrier equipment i.e. room units, split systems, packaged equipment, commercial and industrial central installations . We are also the main outlet in Nigeria for genuine Carrier spare parts for all types of equipment.
  • Engineering Sales Division : Mandilas air-conditioning expertise is made available to contractors on major projects through its Engineering Sales Division , which distributes Carrier equipment and offers service on equipment design and selections.
  • Contracts Division: The Contracts Division acts both to complement the Engineering Sales and as a stand-alone contracting section, in the installation of large Tertiary and Industrial central plant air conditioning systems throughout Nigeria. It also provides a fully computerised commissioning service on all Carrier central plant equipment.


In 1972 the Mandilas Group established a wholly-owned subsidiary – Norman Industries Limited to manufacture room air conditioners and split systems under Carrier license. Norman Industries was the first ever producer of air conditioners in Africa,. Today Norman produces a wide range of room, hi-wall split and packages units. Norman is fully accredited to MANCAP Mandatory Conformity Assessment Program

Mandilas Electrogas Appliances Limited (MEGA)

In 1972 the Mandilas Group established a wholly-owned subsidiary – Norman Industries Limited to manufacture room air conditioners and split Also within the Mandilas Group is Mandilas Electrogas Appliances Limited (MEGA) . MEGA retails the Mandilas range of A/Cs up to 5hp using R410a refrigerant. MEGA also has agreements with Electrolux to supply industrial kitchens and laundries


Mandilas Head Office, which monitors, co-ordinates and supervises at a strategic level, the activities of the operating divisions and companies, is located at Mandilas House, 96/102, Broad Street, Lagos, a large, modern 16-storey office complex. The Mandilas Group owns this centrally located and attractive complex. This building is soon to have a facelift The company also owns the Mandilas Building, another modern 8-storey office building at 35, Simpson Street, Lagos, which currently serves as its Operations Headquarters. The Group has another 31 properties in the country which are either used for Group benefit or leased out. The Mandilas Group is owned by Nigerians and helps our customers increase their Nigerian content.

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