Kuwait, November 26 2017: Ford Trucks, one of the largest international heavy truck manufacturers in the world, recently announced that it has selected Alghanim Auto as the official dealer for Ford Trucks Heavy Commercial Vehicles in Kuwait. Alghanim Auto is part of the Alghanim Industries automotive group, which includes Ford Motor Company and Lincoln Motor Company.
This new partnership was announced and celebrated during a press event at the Dar Hamad Restaurant. The event was attended by CEO of Alghanim Industries, Omar K. Alghanim, Director of International Markets at Ford Trucks, Ercan Emrah Duman, the Ambassador of the United States, H.E. Lawrence Silverman, the First Counselor of the Republic of Turkey, H.E. Ali Bozçalışkan, executives from Ford Trucks and Alghanim Auto and other prominent guests.
The event included a special ceremony where the CEO of Alghanim Industries, Omar K. Alghanim, spoke to the audience about the new partnership, indicating that it further strengthens Alghanim Industries as it strives to play a vital role in the continued advancement of Kuwait. Following the ceremony, attendees enjoyed a presentation on Ford Trucks and later toured a collection of Ford Trucks showcased outside of the Dar Hamad Restaurant.
Speaking about the new partnership, Chairman of Alghanim Industries, Kutayba Y. Alghanim said: “It gives me great pleasure to see this new partnership between our company, Alghanim Industries, and Ford Trucks. It is truly a testament to Alghanim Industries' ability to represent some of the world's largest companies, and is also a showing of Ford Trucks' desire to expand its operations and presence in the region. Just as we have for over a century, we will continue to establish a foundation of trust with our venerable customers. Our focus on customer service is a shared value between our two organizations. We believe that no relationship can last or prosper without shared values – and that is why both our companies believe in quality, integrity and an unwavering focus on meeting our customers' needs. This is our promise to our customers and what they can expect from Ford Trucks in Kuwait.”
He went on to say: “Alghanim Industries always strives to be an integral part of Kuwait's development, whether it's through our businesses and our international partnerships, or through our role within our community, as we support entrepreneurship, education and other causes. As one of the largest private companies in the region, we have an obligation to be proactive and have a lasting impact on our country – we work vigorously to meet that obligation. We consider this new partnership to be yet another bond in the relationship between our beloved country of Kuwait and the United States of America and the Republic of Turkey, as was evident in the presence of the honorable representatives of those great countries during the event.”
Speaking at the event, CEO of Alghanim Industries, Omar K. Alghanim said: “We are really excited to represent Ford Trucks Heavy Commercial Vehicles in Kuwait – it's an outstanding company. Through this partnership, we'll be able to provide our customers more efficient vehicles, better service, and better value overall. At Alghanim Industries, we believe that having the finest heavy commercial trucks with the best value will not only help our customers, but will in return move our economy closer to the Kuwait Vision 2035.”
Director of International Markets at Ford Trucks, Ercan Emrah Duman, said: “We are very pleased to partner with Alghanim Auto to launch our range of heavy commercial vehicles for the first time in Kuwait. Kuwait is a fast growing market: the heavy commercial vehicle segment has witnessed strong growth over the past 5 years and is set to grow even more given all the infrastructure development plans currently underway in Kuwait. With our new partner, Alghanim Auto, we are committed to providing the highest levels of customer service and competitive aftersales solutions through dedicated facilities for sales, service and parts”.
The new Ford Trucks facilities for sales, service and parts will be open soon in Ahmadi. Furthermore, Alghanim Auto will offer various transportation solutions ranging from international extended warranty programs backed by the manufacturer, customized maintenance packages for up to 5 years, a mobile workshop service to provide repairs and maintenance to increase vehicle uptime, 24/7 roadside assistance, technician and driver training for customers, as well as fleet management systems with built-in connectivity as a standard on all truck models.
Driven by the brand's strategic pillars of quality, durability and efficiency, Ford Trucks combine more than half a century of design and production experience with expertise in market specific product development. This partnership allows Ford Trucks to present a wide range of vehicles in Kuwait distinguished with their power, efficiency, fuel economy and technology, including tractors, construction trucks and road trucks with a high capacity payload.
During the event, the guests had the chance to be the first to discover the Ford Trucks line-up displayed for the first time in Kuwait: The Tractor, Construction, and Road series. The three series were presented in an interactive way showcasing their features and their competitive edge:
Ford Trucks Road Series:
The new Ford Trucks Road Series comes with many innovative features that help increase profits and reduces operating costs. This is due to the new Ecotorq engine that provides fuel efficiency and effortlessly bears the burden of any business. Both economic and environmentally friendly, the new Ecotorq engine provides the most appropriate power for various kinds of use. Equipped with many high tech features for a safer and more powerful drive, the Ford Truck Road Series ensures that both your load and your business easily reach their goals. Ergonomic and technological innovations stand out in all models. A selection of 4x2, 6x2, 6x4 and 8x4 road trucks with different cab options and wheelbases accommodate your business needs and the superstructure application you want to use.
Ford Trucks Construction Series:
Displaying sheer power and stability under all conditions with the support of Ecotorq engines, Ford Trucks Construction Series always supports you with low fuel consumption, a strong engine brake system and extreme durability under all load conditions, while an all renewed ergonomic cabin enhances the driver's comfort and productivity. The Ford Trucks Construction Series is powered by the new Ecotorq engine offering comfort for drivers with exceptional traction uphill and on rough terrains. The Construction Series delivers 430HP, as well as strong performance in demanding site conditions with 2150Nm torque value. While climbing the steep slopes encountered especially in earthmoving and cutting sites with high torque, the new 400KW engine brake keeps the power continually under control. The optional 600KW Intarder option offered for even rougher conditions brings the total braking capability to 1000KW, ensuring that the heaviest loads can be safely carried on even the steepest slopes and hills. Functionality meets aesthetics with the Ford Trucks Construction Series, ensuring a comfortable journey for those carrying a heavy load. The Ford Trucks Construction Series also offers flexible solutions for various projects, thanks to an automated transmission option with different usage modes for road and terrain.
Ford Trucks Tractor Series:
Ford Trucks Tractor Series offers high performance with low fuel consumption, thanks to the powerful Ecotorq engine. Long service intervals and conformity to different trailer options make it your loyal business partner all along the way. With the newly developed active safety features and the ergonomic cabin that enhances the driver's operating quality, Ford Trucks Tractor Series is the most reliable companion for those who are in for the long haul. Designed by Ford engineers and preferred all around the world, the profitability of Ford Trucks Tractor Series will instantly impact your operating costs.