MAN Trucks achieves major milestone
Dubai, June 5, 2013
German-based MAN Truck & Bus said three of its TGA 33.480 BBS WW trucks, belonging to UAE-based civil engineering contractors Saif Bin Darwish, have achieved a major milestone by completing the one million km mark over 5 years with no major repairs.
A leading manufacturer of mass transport vehicles, MAN Truck & Bus said with 50 per cent heavy duty off-road operation and an annual mileage of 200,000 km, the trucks performed immaculately in the tough environment of the UAE.
The vehicles are part of a fleet of 750 MAN trucks operating for Saif Bin Darwish.
This 1-million km milestone reflects the high maintenance standards set by the group’s truck maintenance department and the high quality standards of MAN products, said the company in its statement.
Its quality is such that the engine, axles and reduction hubs of the trucks have never been opened during their operating lifetime, it stated.
In one vehicle the transmission has only been opened once during this period and only one synchromesh for a single gear was replaced. Therefore the robustness of the major components as well as the duration and competitively priced MAN Genuine Spare Parts result in overall low maintenance costs for the trucks, the statement added.
Rudolf Wiegand, VP (After sales) Middle East and Africa, MAN Truck & Bus said, “ Low maintenance costs and no major repairs over 5 years lifetime of the trucks is a significant achievement and I commend the service team at Saif Bin Darwish for this. The result also reflects our core message of being – ‘Consistently Efficient’ with our world class, technologically innovative products."
The company aims to showcase its after sales solutions at the Automechanika in Dubai next month, said Wiegand.
"We offer consultation about how to further decrease the operating costs and down times of vehicles. Success criteria such as reliability, ease of maintenance, value stability and fuel efficiency contribute to the consistent efficiency of MAN vehicles," he added.
Commenting on the milestone, RD Pepler, the general manager, Plant Division of Saif Bin Darwish said, “Reaching over 1 million kilometers with our MAN TGA trucks did not surprise us as we have been buying MAN since 30 years and have trusted in MAN quality ever since. However the excellent condition of the trucks is due to our MAN trained maintenance expertise and frequency.”-TradeArabia News Service