EMC releases new Actros and Acros in UAE, immediately secures deal
Emirates Motor Company Daimler Commercial Vehicles (EMC – CV) has launched the new generation of heavy-duty trucks – the new Mercedes-Benz Actros and Arocs – in the UAE.
The launch of the new vehicles coincided with a major new deal from Khalfan Abdullah General Contracting and Transport Est (Khalfest) for 15 6x6 trucks as part of a long-term plan to supply Mercedes-Benz and Titan trucks.
EMC - CV will supply Khalfest, an important and strategic customer in the off-road and oil field sector, with powerful multi-wheeled haulage vehicles designed to carry extremely heavy loads across long distances.
The vehicles are used as the ‘workhorses’ of transport and logistics companies across the globe, with reliability as an absolutely vital feature.
“EMC - CV has a long and productive relationship with Khalfan Abdullah General Contracting and Transport Est that spans almost two decades. We are delighted to be able to play a key role in the ongoing success of Khalfest, which helps to meet the transport needs of some of the biggest companies in the UAE,” said Bilal Alribi, general manager of EMC – CV.
Khalfan Abduallah Al Mazrouie, owner of Khalfan Abdullah General Contracting and Transport Est, said: “Khalfest is delighted to be reigniting its successful partnership with EMC – CV. Our long-standing relationship with EMC CV is built on the strong foundations of mutual respect and trust, with both companies providing each other with a solid platform for continued success that helps to drive the country forward.”
The all-new Actros and Arocs offer an enhanced level of reliability, efficiency and robustness. Assembled at the world’s largest truck plant in Woerth, Germany, the trucks come in specifically developed variants for the Middle East and Africa – designed and built to withstand the harshest operating conditions.
Testing included a total of more than 6 million kilometres of endurance runs performed by the Mercedes-Benz Trucks Testing Center based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The Actros and Arocs have a reliable single source drive train and new engines are available in Euro III, IV and V emission norms, offering a wide range of power outputs from 240 kW (326 hp) up to 460 kW (625 hp).
Combined with the latest generation of the Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated gearbox equipped as standard, the Actros and Arocs achieve the highest levels of fuel-efficiency, contributing to the profitability of the fleet operators.
The all-new Actros is made for long-distance haulage as well as heavy-duty distribution haulage. It is available with up to 22 different cab variants and comes in steel or air-suspended versions.
For tough operations, the Actros is available with a heavy-duty 15.6l engine and the 16-speed Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated gearbox.
The Arocs is available as Chassis-, Mixer-, Tipper- and all-wheel-drive variants – from 4x2 to 8x8 configurations with Gross Combination Weights (GCW) of up to 250 tons.