Iraq’s State Company for Automotive Industry (SCAI) ordered 250 trucks from Mercedes-Benz Trucks which will help the company in its reconstruction efforts for the country.
“We’re very pleased to help with the reconstruction of Iraq by supplying 250 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks to SCAI,” says Hubertus Troska, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks. “Our vehicles are perfect for use in rough terrain, where they clearly demonstrate their quality and reliability.”
This was the first time when Mercedes-Benz Trucks sold vehicles to SCAI, the last truck being delivered a few days ago. The agreement between the two companies represents a clear commitment to Iraq’s reconstruction efforts. Mercedes and SCAI signed the deal in February 2010, in Baghdad.
The 250 Actro trucks were produced at the Mercedes’ plant in Wörth, Germany and delivered to SCAI as complete vehicles. The order of 250 units includes 100 Actros dump trucks and 150 Actro 3340S Tractors for carrying fuel and water. All trucks are powered by Euro II V6 engines and feature a heavy-duty 16-speed transmission.