General Automotive signs MoU with Gusto Distributions
- Oman: Saturday, January 05 - 2013 at 14:47
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General Automotive Company (GAC), the exclusive dealers for Mitsubishi FUSO trucks in Oman, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Gusto Distribution LLC, a subsidiary of Gusto Holding AG Switzerland, for the sale of Mitsubishi FUSO vehicles, along with complete after-sales service and support.
Highlighting the significance of the agreement, Serdar Toktamis, Group General Manager for the Zubair Automotive Group, said, "We are pleased to partner with Gusto Distributions for the sale and service of our FUSO vehicles in the Sultanate. Gusto Distributions is an important customer in the Oman market and this agreement reflects our commitment towards expanding our business and our strong focus on establishing new relationships with the leading businesses in Oman. In cooperation with such excellent partners such as Gusto Distributions, General Automotive Company is well positioned for further success in the region."
Under the terms of the MoU, Gusto Distributions will consider GAC as their preferred automotive supplier and in return GAC will provide all possible after-sales support including driver training for general vehicle and freezer units; preferred customer status on all after sales related matters as and when required; and seamless backend support to the fleet for continuous operations.
The MoU signing agreement was attended by Mr. Roozbeh Zehadi, Chairman of Gusto Holding AG Switzerland and Chief Executive Officer of Inno Capital Singapore with Mr. Imran Ikram, Deputy Managing Director and General Manager of Gusto Distributions; Mr. Givemore Gurira, Head of Finance for Gusto Distributions; Mr. Mohammed Al Busaidi, Operation Manager for Gusto Distributions; Mr. Serdar Toktamis, Group General Manager for the Zubair Automotive Group; Mr. Raju Bisht, the Sales Manager for the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Division of General Automotive Company; and Mark Tomlinson, General Manager of General Automotive Company. The entire management team of Gusto Distributions is stationed in Oman and UAE. The latter flew in for this occasion, highlighting the importance of this emerging relationship between two industry-leading organisations.
Gusto Distributions, having only recently established operations in Oman, has a vision of expanding rapidly to gain market share. "To achieve such ambitious goals, support from established partners like General Automotive Company is very important," says Roozbeh Zehadi. "General Automotive Company has established itself as a strong dealership for Mitsubishi vehicles in the region and will surely prove itself to be a sturdy partner in this newly found affiliation."
Gusto Distribution Company LLC (Oman) is a Subsidiary of Gusto Holding AG Switzerland Head office based in Switzerland. Locally, the FMCG Company is headquartered in Sohar with branches in Muscat, Sham, Izki, and more; and primarily deals with edible oil, rice, frozen foods etc. Its Oman based operations are headed by Mr. Imran Ikram, the General Manager of the company in Oman.
Commenting on the MoU, Mark Tomlinson said, "We are proud of this promising new relationship between Gusto Holding AG and General Automotive Company, and look forward to continuing to provide them with the most productive and reliable trucks available in the market."
As a customer focused organisation representing Mitsubishi products in Oman, GAC constantly strives to reiterate their commitment to customers in the Oman market and strengthen their business relationships.
"We look forward to seeing many more of our durable, fuel-efficient vehicles in action supporting Gusto Distributions' operations in Oman and remain committed to delivering high quality products and services to our valued customers," added Mark Tomlinson.
GAC, a part of the Zubair Automotive Group, has been associated with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation from 1973 and has since been the sole dealers for the brand in the Sultanate. 2013 will mark their 40th anniversary with the brand and stands as a testament to the historic relationship the group has had with the Japanese automobile giant.
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