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Global Fleet - Middle East

April 2017 - Global News

Saudi Company to Assemble Ssangyong Pickup In Saudi Arabia

Ssangyong Motor Co., South Korean unit of India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., is expanding its sales into the Middle East by granting the Saudi National Automoibile Manufacturing Co. (SNAM) a license to assemble and ship its vehicles in Saudi Arabia starting in 2020.

Tags: Saudi Arabia, Global, Mahindra Group, Pickup, Ssangyong

April 2017 - Global News

Turkey Relief Foundation Sends 1,000 Trucks to Aid Syrians

In the first three months of 2017, Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) has dispatched over 1,000 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid to Syrians, according to the Anadolu Agency.

Tags: Turkey, Global, Syria, Disaster Relief

March 2017 - Global News

Saudi Transport Group Buys 540 Mercedes-Benz Trucks

Al Khaldi from Dammam (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) signed a purchase order for approximately 540 medium- and heavy-duty trucks from Mercedes-Benz on March 23, 2017, in Dubai. With this deal the Al Khaldi transport group increased its total fleet of Mercedes-Benz trucks to approximately 1,045 units.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Medium-Duty Trucks, Saudi Arabia, Global

March 2017 - Global News

Tesla Launches in the United Arab Emirates

Tesla has launched in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), during an event hosted by CEO Elon Musk in Dubai on Feb. 13.

Tags: Tesla, UAE, Global

March 2017 - Global News

Eicher to Offer Light-, Medium-Duty Truck Line in Kuwait

Kuwait Automotive Imports Co. is producing Eicher Motors’ newest generation truck that fits the range of the light- and medium-duty truck segment.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Light-Duty Trucks, Kuwait, Global

February 2017 - Global News

Fresh Del Monte Produce Expands Fleet in Saudi Arbia and UAE

Fresh Del Monte Produce is expanding its business in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates by increasing its presence in the foodservice space

Tags: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Global, Food and Beverage Fleets

February 2017 - Global News

Tata Motors Launches Truck Brand in Saudi Arabia

Tata Motors, India’s largest automotive manufacturer and one of the top 10 commercial vehicle manufacturers globally, launched its “World-Smart Truck” brand — the Tata PRIMA — in Saudi Arabia.

Tags: Tata Motors, Saudi Arabia, Global, Smart Technology

January 2017 - Global News

Toyota Collaborates on Hydrogen Power in UAE

Toyota has agreed to collaborate with Masdar, a city located in the United Arab Emirates, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Air Liquide, and Toyota distributor Al-Futtaim Motors for the creation of a sustainable, low-carbon society.

Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Toyota Mirai, Toyota, UAE

January 2017 - Global News

Chery Now No. 1 OEM in Iran

Chinese auto manufacturer Chery is now the largest foreign automaker in Iran with a cumulative output and sales volume of over 200,000 units.

Tags: China, Egypt, Iran, Chery

January 2017 - Global News

PSA Group Doubles Sales in Middle East, Africa Region

The PSA Group doubled its sales in the Middle-East and Africa region in calendar-year 2016 with a total of 383,500 vehicles sold.

Tags: Peugeot, Iran, PSA Group

January 2017 - Global News

Logistics Company Expands in Bahrain

Global logistics provider Agility is investing $10 million to expand its regional logistics hub in Bahrain to 28,000 square meters, its storage capacity by an additional 19,000 pallet positions, and its workforce by almost 25%.

Tags: Bahrain, Logistics

December 2016 - Global News

Renault Trucks Signs Agreements with Iranian Vehicle Importer

Renault Trucks has signed to agreements with Iranian importer Arya Diesel Motors.

Tags: Iran, Renault Trucks, Global

December 2016 - Global News

Chery Debuts Arrizo 5 in UAE, Saudi Arabia

Chinese automaker Chery launched its Arrizo 5 in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. The UAE and Saudi Arabia were the new legs of the global launch tour of Arrizo 5, after it was launched in Chile, China, Iran and Peru.

Tags: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Chery Arrizo 5

December 2016 - Global News

GAC Motor Releases SUV in Bahrain

GAC Motor released its GS4 in Bahrain during an event at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre in early December. The company exhibited eight GS4, eight GA6, two GS8 and one GA8 models.

Tags: Bahrain, GAC Motor, Compact SUVs

November 2016 - Global News

BYD Partners with Iranian Car Manufacturer

China’s BYD will supply pure electric vehicles to Iran. BYD said its commercial initiatives in the Middle East and Africa presently include energy storage, new energy vehicles, and solar power generation.

Tags: Sustainability, BYD, China, Iran

November 2016 - Global News

Dubai Police Add Audi Super Cars to Patrol Fleet

The Dubai Police General HQ has recently added six new Audi R8 and Audi Q7 cars to its super car patrol fleet as part of its efforts to reach out to UAE residents on traffic safety.

Tags: Audi, Police Vehicles, Audi Q7, Dubai

October 2016 - Global News

Ram Launches Pickup Truck in the Middle East

The expansion of the Ram brand outside of North America continues with the introduction of the new Ram 1200.

Tags: Ram Truck, Dubai, Pickup Trucks, Large Pickups

October 2016 - Global News

PSA Group and SAIPA to Produce Citroën Vehicles in Iran

Manufacturing of new Citroën vehicles will take place at the Kashan plant in Iran, which will be 50% owned by PSA Group.

Tags: Peugeot-Citroen, Iran, PSA Peugeot-Citroen, PSA Group

October 2016 - Global News

Renault Initiates Joint Venture in Iran

Renault announced that an agreement has been signed for the creation of a joint venture with the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO). Renault will be the majority shareholder.

Tags: Iran, Renault, Renault Duster, Renault Symbol

September 2016 - Global News

Dubai Adds Hybrids for Police, Taxi Service

Dubai police have received four Toyota Prius cars from Al-Futtaim Motors, bringing the total number of hybrids in the fleet to 10.

Tags: Toyota Prius, Dubai, Taxi Fleets, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 2016 - Global News

Emrill to Partner with Hertz in the UAE

Emrill, a facilities management provider in the UAE, signed a four year deal with Hertz rental to improve efficiency in fleet management, the company said.

Tags: Hertz, UAE, Emrill

August 2016 - Global News

Kuwait Tire Market to Grow During 11 Points Through 2021

Rising urbanization, expanding vehicle fleet size and rising infrastructure developments are expected to drive the Kuwait tire market through 2021.

August 2016 - Global News

Chery Flagship Models Test the Extremes of Saudi Arabia

During July, Chery and its local dealer group launched a two-month summer extreme heat adaptive road test-drive in Saudi Arabia with its flagship models, including Tiggo 5, Arrizo 3 and Arrizo 7.

Tags: Saudi Arabia, Test Drive, Chery

July 2016 - Global News

Datsun Begins Sales in Lebanon

Datsun is expanding its global presence by returning to the Middle East with the re-launch of the brand in Lebanon. Sales are set to begin on July 14, 2016.

Tags: Lebanon, Datsun, Datsun ON-Do, Datsun MI-Do

July 2016 - Global News

Chery Arrizo 5 Completes World Tour in Iran

The Iran leg of Chery Arrizo 5 Global Media Test Drive recently been wrapped up. In addition to Iran, the test drive covered markets in Chile, China, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, the UAE, and Peru.

Tags: Iran, Chery, Chery Arrizo 5

June 2016 - Global News

Infiniti Executives Address Regional Trends at UAE Conference

The conference, which took place in Dubai, aims to identify various industry trends and topics within the region.

Tags: Infiniti, Dubai, UAE, Trends

May 2016 - Global News

Chery Enters Saudi Arabian Market

Chinese automaker Chery recently launched its brand in Saudi Arabia with three new models: Tiggo 3, Tiggo 5, and Arrizo 7. The automaker is partnering with Saudi Arabian distributor the Yemni Group.

Tags: Saudi Arabia, Distributors, Chery

May 2016 - Global News

McNeilus Refuse Trucks to be Offered in Saudi Arabia

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has announced plans to market its McNeilus Metro-Pak and M2-S refuse compactor vehicles in Saudi Arabia and the surrounding region.

Tags: Saudi Arabia, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Refuse Trucks

May 2016 - Global News

UAE Commercial Vehicle Market to Grow 7 Percent by 2021

Research and Markets has released its latest report, “UAE Commercial Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2021."

Tags: Market values, UAE, Crude Oil Prices, Commercial Vehicles

March 2016 - Global News

Cummins Announces Middle East Joint Venture

Cummins Inc. and The Olayan Group have announced the formation of Cummins Arabia, a 50-50, three-country distribution joint venture company in the Middle East.

Tags: Cummins, Joint Venture, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE

March 2016 - Global News

Dubai Logistics Company Rebrands Africa Operation

NEAH GES Dubai (GES) announced that its affiliates have completed the consolidation and the corporate rebranding of its business units in Africa, including new corporate logos, uniforms, vehicles, and other proprietary assets.

Tags: Africa, Dubai, Logistics, Rebranding

March 2016 - Global News

Chery Vehicles Displayed at Tehran Motor Show

When the Tehran International Motor Show opened, it brought together over 200 vehicles from nearly 30 brands from around the world. The show was the first one in Iran after the international community lifted sanctions.

Tags: Iran, Chery, IKCO, SAIPA

March 2016 - Industry News

Dubai Airport Shuttle Fleet Adds Rolls-Royce Models

Jetex, a privately held company headquartered in Dubai, UAE that provides its clients with luxury global aviation services in 260 global locations, announced the newest fleet of airport shuttle vehicles for its Dubai World Central (DWC)-based fixed base operator (FBO).

Tags: Dubai, Rolls-Royce, Airports

March 2016 - Global News

Telematics Company Aims for Middle East Foothold

Netherlands-based GoSparc presented its SPARC device at the recent Telematics Conference Middle-East & Africa in Dubai.

Tags: Telematics, Middle East, GoSparc

February 2016 - Global News

Bosch Opens Facility in Pakistan

Bosch, an auto component manufacturer, has opened its first office in Lahore, Pakistan.

Tags: Bosch, Middle East, Pakistan, Automotive Components

February 2016 - Global News

Middle East Is Cornerstone of Infiniti's Growth

In early February, Roland Krueger, president of Infiniti Motor Company, Ltd., visited the Infiniti Middle East offices and met with the regional teams covering all areas of business operations for the year ahead.

Tags: Infiniti, Vehicle Sales, Middle East

February 2016 - Global News

Dubai Plans for Increased Hybrid Taxi Fleet

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled a plan to convert 50 percent of Dubai taxicabs to hybrid vehicles by 2021.

Tags: Dubai, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Taxi Fleets

February 2016 - Global News

Bahrain Fleet Trains Drivers on Defensive Driving Techniques

The Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) recently finished training 200 employees in defensive driving techniques through the implementation of MiX Telematics’s e-Learning program.

Tags: Bahrain, MiX Telematics, BAPCO

February 2016 - Global News

Automakers Heading Back to Iran

Groupe Renault, PSA Peugeot Citroën, and Mitsubishi FUSO Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) will increase production in Iran or return to the country following the lifting of economic sanctions on Jan. 16.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Renault, Iran, PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Chery, DS Automobiles

January 2016 - Global News

Commercial Vehicle Thefts Increase 16% in Israel

Approximately 15,000 cars were stolen in Israel during 2015, according to Pointer, which provides vehicle location services and systems for fleet management.

Tags: Vehicle Theft, Israel, Commercial Vehicles

January 2016 - Global News

Daimler Trucks Plans Return to Iranian Market

Daimler Trucks is setting the course for its return to the Iranian market, having signed letters of intent with its local cooperation partners Iran Khodro Diesel (IKD) and the Mammut Group.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Iran, Daimler Trucks North America

January 2016 - Global News

Geely Launches Flagship Vehicle in Saudi Arabia

Geely Auto recently launched its flagship Geely GC9 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Tags: Saudi Arabia, Geely Auto, Geely Emgrand GT

January 2016 - Global News

Oman Invites Private Firms to Bid on Management of Tourist Taxis

Oman’s Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has invited private companies to submit technical bids to manage tourist taxis operating at three four and five-star hotels in Muscat and at Port Sultan Qaboos.

Tags: Fleet Management, Oman, Taxi Fleets

January 2016 - Global News

FUSO Launches New Trucks in Qatar

New FUSO trucks were launched in Qatar at a recent programme by Al Wajba Establishment.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Qatar

December 2015 - Global News

Dubai Adds 400 Taxis to Fleet

The number of taxis operating in Dubai increased to 9,500 with 400 new vehicles joining the fleet, Dubai Taxi Corporation ( DTC ), a subsidiary of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced.

Tags: Nissan Altima, Dubai, Taxi Fleets

December 2015 - Global News

UAE Commercial Dealer Debuts New Fuso Range

Al Habtoor Motors the official dealer of Fuso in the UAE has launched the latest fleet of medium and heavy duty trucks that broadens the Fuso range in the UAE.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, UAE

December 2015 - Global News

MiX Telematics Adds Partner in UAE

MiX Telematics, a provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has partnered with Global Beam Telecom in the UAE, as part of a plan to expand its channel partner network in the region.

Tags: Telematics, MiX Telematics, UAE

December 2015 - Global News

Daimler Commercial Plans to Reopen Iran Office

Daimler’s commercial vehicles division plans to re-enter the Iranian market, as sanctions against the nation look likely to be lifted.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler, Iran

November 2015 - Global News

Dubai Police Adds Porsche to Supercar Fleet

Dubai’s police force has added a Porsche 918 Spyder to its stable supercars.

Tags: Porsche, Dubai, Dubai Police

November 2015 - Global News

FUSO Launches Trucks for Middle East Markets

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), cooperating with Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV) under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA), has launched new models into three markets in the Middle East, with others to follow.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler, UAE



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