FAMCO unveils new 45t giant and hands over first unit to Sharjah-based contractor
The first Volvo CE A45G articulated hauler in the UAE has been delivered to Al Marwan General Contracting Company (MGCC) by the equipment major’s authorised dealer in the country, Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (FAMCO).
According to a statement by FAMCO, the keys of the latest version of Volvo’s 45t articulated hauler were handed over to MGCC senior management at an official ceremony in Sharjah today (October 2) in the presence of senior executives of both companies as well as Volvo CE. The ceremony also marked the official unveiling of the new hauler in the UAE by FAMCO, which is a key partner in Volvo CE’s regional and international network.
Vladimir Knezevic, MD, FAMCO UAE, said: “The handover of the new Volvo CE A45G articulated hauler to our first customer in the UAE marks the official launch of the G Series in the country. The G Series haulers deliver a whole new level of efficiency, reliability and value on the job. As always, FAMCO is able to bring this industry-leading product from Volvo CE to market with confidence in both the world-class engineering and design, and FAMCO’s unparalleled service. FAMCO will continue to invest in such heavy-duty vehicles to ensure the best possible results and the highest standards of overall operational efficiency for all the construction sites.”
Marwan Al Zaiem, MD, MGCC, said: “The addition of the impressive Volvo CE A45G articulated hauler to our fleet will allow us to move material around site with greater efficiency than ever before. The units will also deliver enhanced productivity thanks to (their) high fuel efficiency, reliability and uptime, which will help us to continue to lead the way in the contracting sphere.”
Speaking on the new model, Samer Juneidi, divisional manager, FAMCO UAE, added: “Representing the legendary Volvo articulated haulers, this pioneering product is a source of great pride for us. Like its predecessors, the A45G sets new industry benchmarks in terms of productivity, reliability and versatility when it comes to navigating the jobsite and continuing to perform at elevated gradients. We are delighted to hand over this ground-breaking machine to our long-standing partner, Al Marwan General Contracting Company, and we wish them every success.”
Volvo CE is the pioneer of the articulated hauler, having launched the first 50 years ago. Today’s models have come a long way from the original 10t model, and the A45G can move even more tonnes per hour with a 2t increase in payload, while its Volvo engine and robust, durable and reliable design ensure the best performance in all conditions.
Apart from higher payload capabilities, the new model features dynamic and predictive gear selection, low fuel consumption, telematics machine monitoring systems such as CareTrack and MATRIS – all contributing to optimised production, lower operational costs and improved comfort, said FAMCO.