Zahid becomes official dealer for CAT mining line
Zahid Tractor, KSA’s dealer for Caterpillar and other brands including Volvo and Renault trucks, has been appointed as the authorised the Expanded Cat Mining distribution business in the Kingdom.
Formerly known as Bucyrus, the Expanded Cat Mining distributorship means that Zahid Tractor will represent the former Bucyrus surface and underground distribution and support business, including legacy equipment such as hydraulic shovels, electric shovels, draglines and rotary drills.
Saudi Arabia has an established mining sector, and exploration projects over the past two decades have unearthed extensive deposits of precious and industrial minerals throughout the country, according to the Saudi embassy website.
These include not only gold and silver, but also copper, tin, tungsten, nickel, chrome, zinc, lead, phosphates, iron ore, bauxite, potassium ore and even table salt.
“This is an important milestone in the Zahid-Caterpillar partnership, and we look forward to combining our industry knowledge with Caterpillar’s world-class product range to offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ for mining customers. Zahid Tractor will continue to deliver value to our customers with unmatched service, integrated solutions and exceptional after-sales support, all backed by the latest technology, guaranteeing a customer experience second to none,” said Amr Khashoggi, vice president of Group Affairs at Zahid Group.
The relationship between Zahid and Caterpillar dates back to 1950, which led to the formation of Zahid Tractor & Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd. in 1967. Both companies have played a pivotal role in Saudi Arabia’s infrastructure development by supporting massive construction initiatives throughout the country, including the King Fahd Causeway, the industrial cities of Jubail and Yanbu, and, more recently, the North – South Railway, the Mecca Monorail project and the Riyadh City Metro. Today, Zahid Tractor manages one of the largest Caterpillar dealerships in the world offering the entire Cat product line.
“Our mining customers want strong partners. They are looking for integrated solutions, high productivity, superior equipment availability and low operating cost, and the Caterpillar dealers know more about helping customers get the most from Cat products than anyone else,” said Steve Wunning, Caterpillar group president with responsibility for Resource Industries. “Zahid Tractor shares our goal to exceed customers’ expectations through Caterpillar’s unmatched support, integrated solutions and providing the best quality products and services.”