Saudi Arabia Orders 350 Volvo Trucks
The new Volvo FMX, equipped with the I-shift transmission, will replace aging units of different brands. The trucks will roll out of the Jeddah based Volvo Trucks assembly plant, Arabian Vehicles Industries (AVI), starting this month.
"We are very pleased to partner with Al Ayuni and supply them with this large quantity of trucks," said Nasser J Bayram, Managing Director of Zahid Tractor's Commercial Vehicles Division. "Our field service and the rest of the after-sales team, with Volvo Trucks Corporation's technical support, will focus on ensuring the best truck up-time Al Ayuni has ever wanted.”
Engineer Abdul Karim Al Ayuni, deputy chairman of the Al Ayuni board and board member designate, emphasized that the deal goes hand in hand with the approach and methodology that the Al Ayuni group works under.
This mandates renewing the truck fleet on a periodic basis to ensure a continuous production output of the trucks with low down time, enabling the group to meet its obligations and deadlines toward its customers.
"Volvo Trucks has a long-standing, rock solid position in the Saudi market and Zahid Tractor is an important partner of Volvo since decades. It is very encouraging that Al Ayuni has placed this highly significant order and we are happy to be part of completing the important infrastructural and construction projects that are under way in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," said Bjorn Ingemanson, President of Volvo Trucks International Division.