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First Vehicles to supply 40 public buses to Oman

First major contract in Oman for firm, which is part of the UAE-based Swaidan Trading

PHOTO: First Vehicles will supply the VDL buses and provide aftersales services. Credit: Supplied

First Vehicles, a part of UAE-based Swaidan Trading, has struck a deal to supply 40 VDL low-floor city buses to the Oman National Transport Company.

As part of the agreement, First Vehicles will also provide after-sales services for the buses, which will be used in public transport.

Established in 2015, Oman-based First Vehicles is a joint venture with Al Izz Group. The company offers high-end buses, passenger cars and commercial vehicles, along with maintenance services and spare parts.

“This is our first major contract in Oman and we are looking to expand our business here even further,” said Ajit Kumar, CEO of parent company Swaidan Trading. “We not only supply VDL buses but also offer a full maintenance service and supply spare parts in Oman. We have a big team of well-trained and highly qualified technicians already on the ground.”

Swaidan Trading, founded in 1979, is the trading arm of the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group. The company is focused on the automotive, commercial vehicles, and heavy equipment sectors. Apart from VDL, Swaidan Trading also represents brands like Peugeot and Ashok Leyland.

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