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China’s JAC Motors awards new dump truck to Midmac

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JAC Motors and Midmac Contracting officials during the ceremonial handover of the brand new JAC dump truck.

By Peter Alagos/Business Reporter

State-owned JAC Motors of China has awarded a brand new dump truck to Midmac Contracting at the company’s booth during the opening of the Project Qatar 2014 yesterday at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).

The event was highlighted by a ceremonial hand-over of keys by JAC International officials led by general manager She Cairong to the officials of Midmac, the largest fleet owner of JAC trucks in Qatar.

The “awarding” of the dump truck was in recognition of Midmac Contracting’s distinction as the “best fleet sales customer.”

Another feat achieved by the company was one of its JAC truck crossing 1mn kilometres “without technical fault,” which demonstrates the “professional and dedicated” services of Midmac.

Al Hamad Automobiles general manager George Annish said since JAC trucks were launched in Qatar in 2008, the company has recorded “tremendous success” in the Qatar market due to the truck’s high performance, operating economics, prompt after-sales service, and availability of spare parts.

Annish said JAC’s strong presence in Qatar is evident with the huge number of its vehicles plying most infrastructure and construction sites in the country. He added that JAC’s demand in Qatar made it a significant product in a market that is dominated by European brands.

He also noted that after-sales service from Al Hamad Automobiles guarantees that replacement vehicles of the same model will be provided during service periods to eliminate “down-time”. A fleet of mobile service trucks were commissioned to provide maintenance at customers’ project sites, besides a wide range parts availability, workshop and spare parts counters that are on double shifts, and a 24/7 call centre service.

Annish added that all technical teams assigned to JAC trucks were trained at JAC Motors in China.

“A permanent team of JAC automobile engineers are stationed in Qatar to supervise repairs and maintenance at service facilities of Al Hamad Automobiles,” Annish said.

On May 14, Tata Prima will lead the Middle East launching of its range of heavy trucks at the Tata Motors stand in Project Qatar.

The unveiling ceremony will be led by Indian Ambassador Sanjiv Arora and Tata Motors executive director Ravindra Pisharody.