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Top 10 plant, machinery and vehicles deals in the Gulf in H1 2017

by John Bambridge on Aug 21, 2017


The Mercedes-Benz Citaro G city bus.
The Mercedes-Benz Citaro G city bus.
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PMV Middle East presents the top plant, machinery and vehicle deals announced in the Gulf in the first half of 2017.

1. Saudi Public Transport Company orders 600 Mercedes Benz Citaro buses in Riyadh

The Saudi Public Transport Company (SAPTCO) placed an order for 400 Mercedes Benz Citaro G and 200 Mercedes Benz Citaro Solo buses in May as part of its joint venture with French transport operator RATP Dev to deliver a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Riyadh.

For Daimler Buses, the purchase represents the largest single order of Mercedes Benz Citaro city buses in the history of the brand, and will be processed by the Daimler Commercial Vehicle Middle East and North Africa regional headquarters in Dubai.

The vehicles are to be deployed in the Saudi capital from as early as 2018, when the initial batch of around 200 Mercedes Benz Citaro G and Mercedes Benz Citaro Solo buses will be handed over to the SAPTCO and RATP.

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2. Al Khaldi signs order for 540 Mercedes-Benz trucks in Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Dammam’s Al Khaldi Transport Group signed an order on 23 March for a combination of 540 heavy- and medium- duty Mercedes-Benz trucks for operation in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

The massive order came in spite of the widespread slowdown in the heavy commercial vehicles segment in Saudi Arabia, where many manufacturers have seen sales fall be a factor of ten.

Straddling three Mercedes-Benz product lines, the order includes heavy-duty Actros trucks, and medium-duty Atego and Accelo models – all with a full service and maintenance contract.

With the deal, the Al Khaldi Transport Group will increase their total fleet of Mercedes-Benz trucks to approximately 1,045 units.

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