Mercedes-Benz - Ghantoot Transport and General Contracting
Zawawi Trading Company (ZTC) Automotive, the authorised general distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Oman, signed an agreement with Ghantoot Transport and General Contracting LLC (Ghantoot Group) to supply a large fleet of Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units and tipper chassis. The high-profile deal is fully supported by ZTC’s recent network expansions and includes a training and after sales program.
“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,” said Daniel Fitzjohn, General Manager, Commercial Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Oman. “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 of Ghantoot Transport and General Contracting, commented, “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.
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. A proud bearer of the star, the Actros is equipped with V6 and V8 engines to yield top performance and generate the required power for the most difficult terrain and temperatures. With an ergonomically designed workplace and plenty of space to move around, it sets new standards in functionality, safety, comfort and equipment. Even in rough driving conditions, the practical features, such as the Brake Assist function, the enhanced instrument cluster, and the luxury bed in the lower sleeping area, help drivers feel at ease. Moreover, the Actros is world renowned for being the most environmentally-friendly vehicle in its class, having successfully demonstrated its landmark fuel efficiency across five continents and in the harshest settings.
The fleet of vehicles are set to be delivered in September - 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.