SDLG rolls out significant 58 machine order in Saudi Arabia
FAMCO and Shibh-Al Jazira Contracting Company representatives celebrate the start of the 58-unit delivery
The first units of a substantial 58-machine order from Saudi Arabian contractor Shibh Al-Jazira Contracting Company have been delivered by SDLG regional dealer FAMCO (Al-Futtaim Auto and Machinery Company).
The order – consisting of 30 SDLG LG958 wheeled loaders and 28 SDLG G9220 motor graders – was signed earlier in the year, amid fierce competition from Chinese and Western equipment suppliers in Saudi Arabia.
“There are several reasons why we won this deal,” says Essam Al-Malik, central regional manager at FAMCO. “These include our ability to deliver the machines to the customer’s precise requirements, SDLG and FAMCO’s combined ability to carry out exceptional customer support and after sales service, and our short lead time for delivery.”
Mohammed Al-Nahas, senior technical advisor at Shibh Al-Jazira, said: “We are very happy to have selected SDLG. The brand offers high quality products with great specifications; they definitely meet our projects requirements.”
Established in 1965, Shib 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 in spring 2017. The new machines are upgraded to meet emissions regulations standards in the U.S. and Canada. All four models that are currently for sale in the region are being replaced with a Tier 4 Final version.
Motasim Abulhasan, SDLG central region sales manager at FAMCO, concludes: “The machines will now be distributed throughout 20 different cities in Saudi Arabia for a large-scale highway maintenance project.”