Renault Trucks ME expands operations to Iraq
French vehicle OEM partners with state-allied Sunflower General Trading; announces service centre
Renault Trucks has announced its exclusive Iraq partnership with Sunflower General Trading Company – a truck distributor and business partner of the State Company for Automotive Industry (SCAI).
The deal, which designates Sunflower the sole distributor for Renault trucks in Iraq, excluding Kurdistan, highlights the French OEMs ongoing efforts into the country’s heavy-duty industry sector following the opening of a production plant for its C,K and D ranges in Iraq in 2013.
Accompanying the deal is news that Reanult has announced a 1,000m2 service centre and workshop to service the estimated 2,500 Renault Trucks already in Iraq – scheduled to be open for business in the first quarter of 2016.
The landmark agreement was signed at the headquarters of Renault Trucks in St Priest, France, by Sunflower CEO, Abbas Jasim Mohammed Al Dabbas, and the president of Renault Trucks, Bruno Blin.
Bernard Amiel, business team director of Renault Trucks Iraq, added: “Renault Trucks is a trusted brand in Iraq, and our partnership with Sunflower Company will only strengthen our position.
“Our goal is to continue improving the service and transport solutions that we offer our Iraqi customers and ensure that they receive the best possible after sales support.”
Renault Trucks has been present in the Middle East and Africa region for over 40 years.