Partnering with Foton Motor Group one of the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles, Gulf Great Sands LLC (GGS) has launched a full range of commercial vehicles in Oman.
Through this exclusive distribution partnership, Gulf Great Sands has commenced the supply of a range of Foton’s commercial vehicles in Oman which includes Heavy Duty Trucks, Medium Duty Trucks, Light Duty Trucks, Pickups, Mini buses, Panel vans, and SUVs.
A global automotive legend with an extensive history, world-class rankings and impressive joint-ventures with internationally reputed companies, Foton has successfully positioned itself as a comprehensive commercial vehicle manufacturer. Gulf Great Sands LLC (GGS) is a part of the Bahwan International Group Holding Company (BIGH), an exclusive distributor for many reputed international automotive brands in Oman.
Ma Canliang, Director of Foton Middle East Region said that the comprehensive Foton range of the commercial vehicles that has been launched in Oman includes light duty trucks, pickups, mini buses, panel vans, and SUVs.
“Foton is number one commercial vehicle manufacturer in China. We started business in this region about 15 years ago and came to Oman in 2018. We have launched Foton Aumark light truck, Foton Tunland pickup, minibus, minivan and SUV Sauvana in Oman.
“For any market, we develop our products according to the local requirement. Therefore, for Oman’s market, we came up with some exclusive specifications in terms of transmission, engine and accessories,” Canliang said.
Foton: Cumulative Sales volume of 8 million vehicles since inception
With a business scope covering a full series of commercial vehicles, Foton has a record of an accumulative production and sales volume of approximately 8 million vehicles, since being established in 1996. With a brand value which has been evaluated as about US$ 16.6 billion, the company has been ranked number one for 13 consecutive years in China’s commercial vehicle arena. They also have a partnership with Daimler of Germany, ZF and Cummins of USA, is eyeing a significant share of Oman market through this partnership.
Foton products and services are available in 110 countries all over the world with five major warehouses internationally, including a regional parts centre in Dubai
Foton has joined hands with several well-known worldwide enterprises such as Cummins, ZF, CEVA Logistics, Faurecia, Wabco, Continental Electron, TUV Rheinland and others to establish “Foton Global Innovating Alliance”, aiming to make breakthroughs in science and technology, and produce energy-saving, environmentally friendly and intelligently interconnected automobile products.
A spokesperson for Gulf Great Sands LLC said, “We, at Gulf Great Sands LLC are proud to partner with Foton Motor Group to offer customers with sturdy and reliable vehicles. All vehicles boast highest levels of quality and design, due to its partnership with leading names like Daimler, Cummins and others. Foton invests heavily in research, development and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. This ensures all vehicles are created with current as well as emerging technologies.”
He added, “We are looking forward to this new opportunity and are committed to catering to the commercial vehicle market needs in Oman and are confident the Oman market will find Foton a reliable, affordable and quality brand.”
A spokesperson from Foton Motor Group said, “Gulf Great Sands is an important partner for our group in the GCC region. GGS being a part of Bahwan International Group Holding has an extensive focus on customer service. Our expansion into the Oman market is part of an ambitious plan to widen Foton’s global footprint and sustain its position as the world’s top commercial vehicle manufacturer that producing vehicles that use automotive components from world-renowned companies.”
Value for customers
Since its foundation, Foton has aimed to create value for customers by producing reliable, affordable vehicles through innovative and high-quality products and services. Founded in 1996, Foton is an established automotive leader with a history in the manufacture of commercial vehicles and heavy-duty commercial including trucks, buses and agricultural equipment.
Foton models available in Oman:
- Foton Aumark Light Duty Truck (3.8L Turbo Diesel Engine);
- Foton Tunland Pickup (D/cab 2.0L Turbo Engine 4WD; 2.4L DC 2WD; 2.4L Pickup SC 2WD, All Gasoline only);
- Cargo/Panel Van and Minibus (Cargo Van Wide Body & Narrow Body 2-seater, Mini Bus Wide & Narrow Body 13/ 10-seater) and
- Foton Sauvana SUV (2.0L Turbo, 4WD, 7-Seater)
Gulf Great Sands has a state-of-art service centre in Ghala, Muscat, spread over more than 2900 square meters to provide aftersales services to customers. GGS has already tied up for Periodic Maintenance Services in key cities including Salalah and Sohar.