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17 September 2016

SDLG wins major Saudi Arabia deal

First publishedin World Highways
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Al-Futtaim Auto and Machinery Company
SDLG has won a major order for machines in Saudi Arabia
The machines have been supplied by the SDLG dealer for Saudi Arabia, Al-Futtaim Auto and Machinery Company (FAMCO). In all 58 SDLG machines have been ordered by the client, the Saudi Arabian contractor Shibh Al-Jazira Contracting Company.

The first units have now been delivered, with the rest being supplied in due course. The order consists of 30 SDLG LG958 wheeled loaders and 28 SDLG G9220 motor graders. The deal was signed earlier in the year, amid fierce competition from Chinese and Western equipment suppliers in Saudi Arabia.

Mohammed Al-Nahas, senior technical advisor at Shibh Al-Jazira, said: “We are very happy to have selected SDLG.”

Established in 1965, Shibh Al-Jazira is one of the largest contractors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and operates a fleet of over 1,500 machines. From its six locations – in Qassim, Khobar, Medina, Jeddah, Abha, and Riyadh – it is currently involved in delivering over 40 mega-projects in the Kingdom. SDLG will roll out Tier 4 Final wheeled loaders across North America beginning this spring. The new machines are upgraded to meet emissions regulations standards in the US and Canada. All four models that are currently for sale in the region are being replaced with a Tier 4 Final versions.

Motasim Abulhasan, SDLG central region sales manager at FAMCO, added: “The machines will now be distributed throughout 20 different cities in Saudi Arabia for a large-scale highway maintenance project.

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