MAN reports UAE sales growth of 35% in 2014
Darwish Bin Ahmed and Sons, authorised MAN dealer for the UAE, cites government policy and strong products as major drivers behind increased sales
MAN Truck and Bus saw sales increases of 35% in the UAE last year.
The news comes amidst positive global results for the German automaker, which grew its operating profit from €309m ($327m) 2013 to €384m ($406m) in 2014.
Darwish Bin Ahmed and Sons, MAN’s exclusive dealer for the Emirates, has cited government policy and strong products as major drivers behind the UAE sales growth.
“2014 was a very successful year, with 34% growth in volumes compared to 2013,” explained the dealer’s brand manager, Mohamed Razzaqi.
“With the government policies prioritising economic diversification, we see a stimulus for investments, which will also have a positive impact on the transport industry.
“With our product solutions, which we adapt according to the market requirements and our excellent aftersales services, we expect to continue our growth in 2015,” he said.
Franz von Redwitz, MAN’s new regional managing director, added: “We have witnessed steady growth in the Middle East region in 2014, and see that in markets where MAN holds the market leadership, we were able to stabilise and even increase this position. In other markets, we have increased our share tremendously to become market leaders in 2014.
“We are therefore very satisfied with the performance in 2014, and are looking forward to a very promising 2015 in which we can already see an increase in order intake of 19%. With a full order book, this sets up a good platform for us and we will continue to provide our customers with our innovative and diverse product range – and the excellent support from our valued distributors – to be their preferred partner of choice in 2015,” he concluded.