MAN Truck & Bus in collaboration with its partner Terramar launched a new state-of-the-art showroom-cum-service centre in the Iraqi city of Erbil to create a world-class infrastructure for supporting commercial vehicle customers in the region. The high-profile inauguration ceremony was attended by Mr. Dieter Lamlé, Consul General of Germany in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq; Mr. Volker Wildner, Director of the German Liaison Office for Industry and Commerce in Iraq; Nihad Qoja, Mayor of Erbil; and senior executives from MAN Truck & Bus and Terramar along with a number of agents, partners and customers.
The new facility consists of three fully equipped repair bays and one diagnostic bay that adhere to European standards for tools, equipment, and management systems. Also part of the new set-up is a 400 square meter spare parts warehouse designed to ensure uninterrupted supply of genuine MAN spare parts including filters, lubricants and more.
“The opening of our new center in Erbil is a further demonstration of MAN’s commitment and support for the region and our customers,” said Franz von Redwitz, Managing Director of MAN Truck & Bus Middle East. “Our customers appreciate the existence of such a reliable set-up to meet their needs for state-of-the-art sales and service support in spite of the challenging social and political environment in Iraq. The new facility will act as the central distribution hub for Terramar’s countrywide sales and service network.”
For the second half of the year Terramar already plans the inauguration of a second new showroom in Baghdad.
Beside the extension of the sales and service network, Terramar is also actively contributing to the knowledge transfer of commercial vehicle engineering. As part of a series of technical lectures at the University of Technology in Baghdad, the company has sponsored and supported the educational program with an extensive lecture on latest technologies of diesel engines.
The lecture was given by Eng. Ali Zainy from Terramar and more than 70 professors, teachers and students of automotive engineering attended the event, among those where Mr. Amin Douai Thamer, the president of the University of Technology and his vice president, Mr. Abdul Hassan Karam Allah and Mr. Muaaid Razuky the Head Master of the Mechanical Engineering Department.
MAN and Terramar plan to organize a similar training program in Erbil soon where professors, students and technicians will get an opportunity to learn about diesel engines from MAN's top-notch experts.
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