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. 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.
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 $ 16.6 billion, Foton has been ranked number one for 13 consecutive years in China’s commercial vehicle arena. Foton, which has a partnership with Daimler of Germany, ZF and Cummins of USA, is eyeing a significant share of Oman market through this partnership. Daimler provides technology supremacy in Medium & Heavy-duty Trucks. Cummins Diesel Engines are renowned for their longevity, performance and economy. Foton is also partnered by Getrag (Germany), Aisin (Japan) and BorgWarner (USA) for transmissions, Bosch (Germany) for electronics and Dana (USA) for axles & differentials.
Foton products and services are available in 110 countries all over the world. Foton has 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 Foton 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 Foton vehicles are created with current as well as emerging technologies. Besides, while Foton is fitted with the best in the business, the price of the vehicles has been kept affordable.”
He added, “We are looking forward to this new opportunity and are committed to catering to the commercial vehicle market needs in Oman. We are delighted to partner with Foton for its formidable products range. We 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. We also want to emphasise that Foton provides excellent performance for value and our products are competitively priced.
Foton models in Oman
Foton Light Duty Truck is equipped with a Cummins 3.8 Litre diesel engine and ZF transmission system making it a dependable logistic solution for city as well as short haul transportation needs of the industry e.g Poultry, Furniture, Grocery, Recovery, Water tanker and FMCG Companies. The benefits for the customer are superior loading, fuel efficiency and less frequent service requirements.
Tunland pickups are available in Single and Double cabin with 2wd & 4wd options. While the 4wd vehicle is powered by the new generation 2.0 Litre Turbo TGDI gasoline engine making it the most powerful pickup in its class.
Foton View offers a complete range of Cargo Van and Mini Buses. They are equipped with 2.7 litre engine excellent space and an elegant design. The passenger can get sufficient legroom and luggage area in the 13 seater Bus while the 10 seater Bus is a very affordable choice for employees and family transportation. The Cargo van wide body is the most spacious in its class.
Foton’s mid-size SUV Sauvana has been created with a suite of design, performance, safety and technology features. The Sauvana 4WD – Seven-seater is powered by the 2.0 litre turbo-engine with 215 horsepower (hp). Ideal for families and adventurists, Sauvana offers a set of new technology features designed to help drivers feel confident on the road.
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.