250 Mercedes Benz Actros trucks delivered for reconstruction efforts in Iraq
Iraq State Company for Automotive Industry (SCAI) ordered 250 Actros trucks from Mercedes Benz Trucks. These trucks have already been delivered and will go a long way in assisting the country in various areas of reconstruction. Actros trucks are well suited for rough and rocky terrain and can be depended on for both quality and performance.
The deal between Mercedes Benz and SCAI was inked in Baghdad way back in February 2010 and the agreement clearly stated that these trucks would be used for reconstruction of Iraq. The entire order has been completed with Mercedes Benz delivering the last truck a few days ago.
All these Actros trucks were produced at the company plant in Wörth, Germany and were exported to Iraq as completely built vehicles. Out of these 250 Actros trucks, 100 were dump trucks while the balance 150 were 3340S tractors used to carry fuel and water. Each of these vehicles is fitted with Euro II V6 engines offering 16 speed transmission. These are heavy duty trucks which were introduced by Mercedes Benz in 1995. Actros trucks are ideal for long distance and heavy haulage and are powered by V6 and V8 cylinder diesel engines with turbocharger and intercooler.
News release: Major order for Mercedes-Benz Trucks: Delivery of 250 Mercedes-Benz Actros to Iraq
State Company for Automotive Industry (SCAI) opted for Mercedes-Benz trucks
All 250 Actros vehicles have been delivered
Trucks being used for reconstruction efforts in Iraq
In yet another major order for Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Iraq’s State Company for Automotive Industry (SCAI) recently purchased 250 trucks to assist in reconstruction efforts in the country. The last of the ordered vehicles were delivered to SCAI just a few days ago.“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 that Mercedes-Benz Trucks has supplied vehicles to SCAI. The contract between Daimler and SCAI, which covers the delivery of Mercedes-Benz trucks to Iraq, represented a clear commitment to the country’s reconstruction efforts when it was signed in Baghdad in February 2010. The delivery of the 250 Actros trucks marks a further important step toward this goal.
The 250 Actros were manufactured at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth and delivered to Iraq as complete vehicles. SCAI is equipping the trucks onsite with equipment for various construction applications. The order can be broken down as follows: 100 Actros 3331K dump truck chassis and 150 Actros 3340S tractors for carrying water and fuel tanks or similar semitrailers. All of the vehicles are equipped with powerful Euro II V6 engines and a heavy-duty 16-speed transmission.