ZTC delivers Merc-Benz fleet to Oman firm
Muscat, April 5, 2011
Oman-based Zawawi Trading Company (ZTC) has delivered a fleet of Mercedes-Benz Actros units to Al Najid Transport, Trading and Contracting in line with a partnership deal with the company.
The authorised general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in the Sultanate, ZTC said with the delivery of this consignment, Mercedes-Benz now enjoys a share of more than 95 per cent of the current fleet of Al Najid Transport.
As per the deal, the company sold 24 units of Mercedes-Benz Actros 3340 S 33 (6X4) (2011 model) prime movers to Al Najid Transport, said Craig Hardie, CEO of Automotive Division, ZTC.
Hardie later handed over the keys to Gheitha Al Mahrouki, owner of Al Najid Transport along with Gopalan Uppiliappan, general manager (Business Support, Strategy and Projects) and Sashi Menon, assistant manager – Commercial Vehicles.
"Outstanding reliability and economy, impressive driving, comfort and exemplary safety – these are the key attributes with which the Actros sets standards in long-distance operations, and this is the prime reason that it is always our preferred choice when it comes to Logistics and Transportation solutions," said Al Mahrouki.
"Our company is committed to consistently achieving the highest safety standards (Quality, Health, Safety and Environment - QHSE), and Actros goes a long way in helping us fulfill this goal," she added.
Thanking Al Najid for their continued trust, Hardie said the growing economy and focus on infrastructural development had increased the scope and demand for heavy vehicles in the Sultanate.
"Infact in 2010, Actros scored the highest in total performance in fleet test conducted by Daimler. In the same test, Actros came second in operating cost accounting, and proved to have a zero downtime in three years and all this while doing 400,984 km," he noted.
All the prime mover units are with Air Suspension which is a mandatory requirement of Shell specifications, said Hardie.
"Actros’ advanced technology makes it reliable and robust carrier with auto transmission and ensures low driver fatigue. The Actros trucks compliment ZTC’s comprehensive range of services, extending from financing and insurance to servicing, repairs, breakdown assistance and parts sourcing," he observed.
"The Actros is the fastest growing product in its segment and has helped optimise return on investment for its customers because of its low operating costs, minimal maintenance requirements and driver-friendly technology," he added.-TradeArabia News Service