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Mannai Heavy Equipment and DAF trucks see high potential for heavy transport equipment in Qatar

According to Mannai Heavy Equipment Division (HED), one of the leading partners to construction and infrastructure companies in Qatar, there is growing potential for heavy transport equipment including its DAF trucks line.

DAF trucks are among the most reliable and sought after trucks in the construction, distribution and long haul sectors. The brand operates in the market at the highest competitive level in the construction transport market, bringing with it years of European pedigree and tested after sales expertise.

Mannai HED’s partnership with DAF allows them to deliver both standard production trucks customized to suit clients requests. DAF is a global leader in ‘Build to Order’ deliveries. Vehicles can be built to satisfy each customer’s individual wishes. DAF builds many different vehicle versions which are all built to meet each customer’s individual specifications and transport requirements.

Mr. Ziad Shuaib, HED Senior Manager at Mannai Trading Company HED said: “Mannai HED and DAF have ambitious plans to serve our partners in Qatar. In addition to delivering the most advanced range of trucks, Mannai HED has been working behind the scenes to ensure excellent after sales standards both through the quality of the facilities we have as well as the highly trained staff who cater to your customers’ needs. We have qualified, factory trained professionals and a technical team capable of providing the best customer service. In addition, HED Parts has a fully computerised and ably manned spare parts inventory, with easy access and support provided to ensure optimum utilization.”

Mr. Shuaib adds: “The variety of transport applications in the construction industry requires a wide range of vehicles. From light 4×2 tippers for small-scale work, to four-axle concrete mixers with a capacity of 8 cubic meters or heavy transport tractors for a Gross Combination Mass (GCM) of up to 120 tons or more, DAF offers the right transport solution for every application.”

Low costs per kilometre, high quality, driver comfort, low fuel consumption, minimal impact on the environment and high transport efficiency characterise DAF products. The fact that DAF is the biggest import in the segment in Germany, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of high-performance trucks by a range of brands, is testament to its reliability.

In 2013, DAF achieved a record market share of 16.2 percent in the above 16-tonne European market. DAF has strengthened its market position outside the European Union as well. In 2013, the truck manufacturer delivered 9,400 vehicles outside the European Union, a 13% increase compared to 2012.

DAF also earned the UK’s Motor Transport award for “Fleet Truck of the Year 2013,” for the seventh time in the last ten years.