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Riyadh: Al Habtoor opens two new Fuso facilities

Al Habtoor Motors is the second largest automotive distributor in the UAE with 80% market share in the trucks segment with FUSO

Michael Kamper, senior vice president, Daimler Trucks Asia, opened the new facilities, in the presence of FUSO delegates.
Michael Kamper, senior vice president, Daimler Trucks Asia, opened the new facilities, in the presence of FUSO delegates.

UAE-based Al Habtoor Motors has opened two new vehicle sales, services and parts facilities in Riyadh.

Michael Kamper, senior vice president, Daimler Trucks Asia, opened the new facilities, in the presence of FUSO delegates Roland Schneider, president and CEO MENA; Ramesh, vice president and head - customer services; and Muralidharan, regional sales manager.

Al Habtoor Motors is the second largest automotive distributor in the UAE with 80% market share in the trucks segment with FUSO.

The company is currently expanding its facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a $66.6m (SAR250m) investment.

Al Habtoor Motors has plans in the pipeline to expand its presence to 13 sites across the kingdom in two years time to better serve the FUSO customers.

It also plans to increase its workforce to 325 personnel by the end of 2016.

Speaking during the launch, Karl Hamer said: "We are delighted to make this investment in Saudi Arabia and we have been very impressed by the welcome we have received. We place very high importance on training our Saudi team to be the best in the industry and this will help us provide excellent service to the KSA truck market."

He added: "FUSO Trucks is a division of Daimler and delivers the best of German design and Japanese manufacturing. With our UAE experience we are confident of dramatically increasing FUSO sales in Saudi Arabia and are proud of our brand new facilities and Head Office in Riyadh."

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