David van Graan
MAN steps up focus on ME construction sector
Munich, April 14, 2013
German-based MAN Truck & Bus, a leading manufacturer of mass transport vehicles, is stepping up its focus on the Middle East construction industry at an international trade fair opening in Munich tomorrow.
MAN will also look to strengthen relationships with its distributors across the region at the 30th bauma International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment, takes place from April 15 to 21.
With an estimated $4.2 trillion of ongoing construction projects in the Mena region, MAN is capitalizing on the growth in the construction sector and estimates that its sales in this sector will have a significant increase for the next few years.
Representatives of 11 countries from across the Middle East region are visiting bauma as part of an MAN delegation to inform their customers about the latest MAN technology and its innovative product portfolio of construction vehicles.
While MAN is launching the new Euro VI vehicles for traction transport in Europe, one of the highlights for non-European markets will be the heavy-duty MAN TGS WW four axle truck with gross weight of 50 tonnes for mining, excavation and heavy load construction transport.
The vehicle is equipped with a rear tipper body, built by the Munich-based Meiller Company which has been a partner for MAN worldwide.
“Over the years, MAN trucks have consistently fulfilled the highly demanding needs of customers in the construction sector with their efficient operation and ruggedness combined with high payload and our experience at bauma has certainly reinforced our confidence and appreciation for MAN’s technology and product superiority,” said Simon Keen, General Manager, AMA Motors.
“With continued growth in construction, planned housing projects and long haul applications in Bahrain, we are well poised to meet and exceed our customer expectations with MAN’s wide portfolio and outstanding customer service experience.”
David van Graan, head of MAN Center Middle East and vice president Sales and Marketing, said: “With more than a century of experience manufacturing trucks for the construction sector, MAN brings deep insights into the needs of the sector leading to a high degree of customer loyalty from our customers in the region.
“With the construction sector expected to continue its strong growth trajectory, bauma provides a great opportunity for us to meet our valued distributors to raise awareness on our technology and product portfolio so we are perfectly aligned to serve the interests of our customers.”
For the construction sector, MAN offers a wide range of medium (TGM) and heavy duty (TGS) trucks as the base of a variety of transport solutions from tippers to transit mixers, from water tankers to concrete pumps, from flat deck cranes to specialised drill rigs – in wheel drive configurations of 4x2, 4x4, 6x2, 6x4, 6x6, 8x4 and 8x8, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service