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Mercedes-Benz to supply 540 trucks to Saudi Arabia?s Al Khaldi Transport Group

Mercedes-Benz receive significant order from Saudi customer. (Image: Daimler)

Al Khaldi Transport Group, from Damman, Saudi Arabia, has ordered 540 medium and heavy-duty Mercedes-Benz trucks, with all 540 trucks coming with a full service and maintenance contract

With this deal, the Al Khaldi transport group increased its total fleet of Mercedes-Benz trucks to approximately 1,045 units. The Mercedes-Benz models Actros, Atego und Accelo will be operating in the energy and infrastructure sector in the GCC region. With its extreme weather conditions the region around Saudi Arabia and the GCC states is supposed to be the most challenging terrain for trucks on and off road.

Stefan Buchner, head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, said, ?It is our clear ambition at Mercedes-Benz to build trucks fulfilling highest standards and requirements delivering quality and excellence to our customers. The latest major order of approximately 540 Mercedes-Benz trucks by our standing customer Al-Khaldi Transport further proves that we succeed in our ambition. This fleet deal is also the result of our new regional center MENA in Dubai, which makes us even more effective in the Middle East and in North Africa ? not only in sales, but also in customer services.?

Offering transport services for oilfields, construction sites and the chemical industry since 1972, the Al Khaldi Transport Group ordered the vehicles with a customised support package, including service and maintenance, comprehensive training for drivers and mechanical engineers and a 24/7 roadside assistance guarantee.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a core market in the MENA region for Mercedes-Benz trucks, with more than 43,500 Mercedes-Benz trucks delivered by the local retail partner Juffali Industrial Products Company (JIIPCO) since 2002. Mercedes-Benz? reputation builds on a long-standing heritage ? the brand holds a leading position in the market of heavy duty road transportation.