Mercedes-Benz delivers 250 Actros trucks to Iraq

SCAI purchases Actros trucks to help with reconstruction efforts

Mercedes-Benz has clinched a major order for 250 Actros trucks for Iraq.
Mercedes-Benz has clinched a major order for 250 Actros trucks for Iraq.

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Iraq's State Company for Automotive Industry (SCAI) has purchased 250 trucks to assist in reconstruction efforts in the country. The last of the ordered vehicles were delivered to SCAI just a few days ago.

"We are very pleased to help with the reconstruction of Iraq by supplying 250 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks to SCAI," said Hubertus Troska, head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

"Our vehicles are perfect for use in rough terrain, where they clearly demonstrate their quality and reliability." This was the first time that Mercedes-Benz Trucks has supplied vehicles to SCAI.

The contract between Daimler and SCAI, which covers the delivery of Mercedes-Benz trucks to Iraq, represented a clear commitment to the country's reconstruction efforts when it was signed in Baghdad in February 2010.

The delivery of the 250 Actros trucks marks a further important step toward this goal. They were manufactured at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Worth and delivered to Iraq as complete vehicles.

SCAI is equipping the trucks on-site with equipment for various construction applications. The order comprises 100 Actros 3331K dump truck chassis and 150 Actros 3340S tractors for carrying water and fuel tanks or similar semi-trailers.

All of the vehicles are equipped with powerful Euro II V6 engines and a heavy-duty 16-speed transmission.

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