FAMCO unveils first Eicher Truck range in the UAE
With enhanced features, the Eicher light trucks range offers great performance, fuel-efficiency and superior uptime, perfect for short and medium distances.
Al-Futtaim Auto and Machinery Company (FAMCO), part of Al-Futtaim Automotive and one of the leading dealers of heavy vehicles, commercial vehicles and machinery in the Middle East, officially launched the all-new Eicher Pro 2000 series of Light Duty Trucks, which combines the expertise of India’s Eicher Motors and Sweden’s Volvo Group.
Powering the logistics and intra-city distribution sector of the UAE, the successful launch, held on 22 February 2023, reinforces the partnership between FAMCO and VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV), A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors Joint Venture established in July 2008 aimed at modernizing commercial transportation in India.
Eicher Pro2000 series, with a host of next-gen features aimed at significantly improving profitability for owners through best-in-class fuel efficiency and superior uptime. This new range of highly reliable trucks comes equipped with Smart features that help improve operating efficiency as well as enhance driver safety and comfort.
This new range of trucks has been thoroughly tested to deliver best in class performance for customers in the UAE. The modern Eicher Pro2000 series delivers a power of up to 150HP and is designed to meet application-specific customer needs with variants of Eicher Pro2055XP, Pro2065XP, Pro2075XP, Pro2080XP, Pro2095XP and Pro2080XPT.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, VECV, said. “In line with our vision of driving modernization in the CV industry, we are delighted to launch our new range of Eicher Pro2000 trucks. These trucks have been designed to deliver superior value proposition to customers in the region with host of smart technologies that enhance operating efficiency and focus on driver comfort and safety.”
The Managing Director of FAMCO, Ramez Hamdan, further added, “As one of the industry’s leading names, FAMCO retains its forefront status by launching this first-ever range from Eicher in the UAE and the region. A perfect fit for the UAE market with a focus on minimising emissions and maximising performance. As the industry becomes more geared towards smarter technologies that enable better productivity, cost-efficiency, and payloads, the all-new Eicher trucks is perfectly positioned to cater to the diverse needs of our corporate and government customers.”
Partner for growth in the region
With this introduction of Pro 2000 series, Eicher as a brand intends to play a role in the region’s development and would take care of the logistics and transportation needs of the market. This would further enhance the growing contribution of India and is in line with the ongoing effort of strengthening business relationships with the UAE.
“With the introduction of Smart Performer Eicher Pro2000 series of trucks, the focus is on enhancing operating efficiency and driver productivity for both inter-city and intra-city distribution. These trucks are equipped with Smart features such as fuel coaching, MBooster+ and cruise control for enhancing fuel efficiency, and features like steering mounted controls, intelligent driver information system (IDIS) and touch-screen infotainment that enhance driver productivity. These comfortable, safe, and dependable trucks offer superior uptime with longer service intervals thus further increasing profitability for our customers,”said S.S. Gill, Executive Vice President, International Business, VECV.
Building on successful years of partnership, Eicher is a brand that FAMCO has represented in the UAE for almost a decade now. In addition to supplying the range, FAMCO says it will also continue to offer the aftersales services and value-added benefits across the leading mobility dealer’s widespread network.
Established in the UAE in 1978, FAMCO serves a diverse range of industries and commercial businesses across the transportation, construction, oil and gas, manufacturing, warehousing, and marine sectors. Today, the company is a renowned name and a key player in the industrial mobility sector within the region.
FAMCO’s portfolio includes trucks and buses, construction equipment, storage and handling, power and industrial, marine solutions, rental and used equipment and financial services. The company is the sole UAE distributor for Volvo trucks, buses and construction equipment; and, the exclusive distributor for internationally renowned industry heavyweights, Yanmar, Doosan, Himonisa, AGG, SDLG, Ingersoll Rand and Linde.