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Sales growth in Saudi Arabia:

New Scania centre in Jeddah

GCC, Scania’s distributor in Saudi Arabia, has sold 90 tractor units to TASECO, one of the leading haulage firms in the country. GCC itself is also relocating to a newly built distribution centre in Jeddah.

"We are now seeing a growth in truck sales in Saudi Arabia," says Anders Liss, who is responsible for Scania’s markets in the Arabian Gulf area. "This year, it looks as though sales of heavy vehicles in Scania’s segment will exceed last year’s figure of 3,500 and that Scania’s market share will increase."

Almost twenty truck makes are competing for customers in Saudi Arabia at present. European, American and Japanese manufacturers are all marketing their products there.

Scania’s new customer, TASECO, is based in Al Khobar in the northeast of the country, where GCC has its head office. All of the 90 trucks will be two-axle tractor units powered by Scania’s 12-litre, 360-hp diesel engine. The vehicles will be delivered in stages over the next year.

Scania's and GCC’s sales and service network operates from ten locations all over the kingdom with major branches in Jeddah, Riyadh, Al Khobar, Abha and Qassim. The company recently delivered the Gulf region’s first R164 with a Scania 16-litre 580-hp V8 diesel engine to a customer in Abha.

For further information, please contact Anders Liss, tel. +46-8-553 81711 or +46-70-543 8025.