Ghantoot Contracting buys Actros fleet in Oman

The fleet of vehicles are set to be delivered in September and October 2015, and will support the firm on a series of new contracts in the Sultanate

Ghantoot Contracting's fleet of Actros units will be delivered within 2015. [Representational image]
Ghantoot Contracting's fleet of Actros units will be delivered within 2015. [Representational image]

Zawawi Trading Company (ZTC) Automotive, the authorised general distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Oman, signed an agreement with Ghantoot Transport and General Contracting to supply a large fleet of Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units and tipper chassis in the Sultanate.

The fleet of vehicles is set to be delivered in September and October 2015, and will provide essential support for Ghantoot Transport and General Contracting as the company embarks on a series of new contracts in the Sultanate, including the first phase of the Adam-Thumrait Road Dualisation Project.  

The deal is fully supported by ZTC’s recent network expansions and includes a training and after sales program.

Daniel Fitzjohn, general manager of commercial vehicles for Mercedes-Benz Oman, said: “Mercedes-Benz has been a pioneer in truck technology for over 50 years, and the Actros has been designed to rise to the challenge of every task.

"It thoroughly deserves its reputation as the pinnacle of the Middle East covering the construction and transportation segment, unrivalled by any vehicle in its class.

"This agreement will serve as the foundation of a long-term partnership with Ghatoot Transport and General Contracting, and we are confident the Actros will set new benchmarks while supporting their local developmental projects.”

Abdul Qader Alawi, local representative for Ghantoot Transport and General Contracting, added: “We are delighted to add the Actros trucks to our fleet of vehicles as we move forward with our projects in Oman.

"Among the many factors that persuaded us to make this agreement were the reliability, safety, and exceptional performance of the vehicles alongside ZTC’s reputation as a first-class partner of choice.

"This move will help cement our position in the Sultanate and build long lasting ties with ZTC that will remain mutually beneficial in the years to come.”

Ghantoot Group is already operating a huge fleet of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in their UAE and Qatar operations, which includes Actros Tractors and tippers, according to Al Bawaba.

With over 760,000 award-winning trucks sold, the Mercedes-Benz Actros offers drivers maximum comfort and reliability, combining cutting-edge technology with five decades of truck expertise and technical know-how. 

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