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Ashok Leyland receives a contract from the UAE to provide 1,400 school buses.

The UAE will get 1,400 school buses from Ashok Leyland, the Hinduja Group’s main brand. This is the company’s largest-ever contract in the West Asian country.

Ashok Leyland’s $50 million manufacturing plant in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, which is the only licenced local bus-making factory in the whole GCC, will provide the 55-seat Falcon and 32-seat Oyster models (Gulf Cooperation Council).

The UAE distribution partners of Ashok Leyland, Swaidan Trading-Al Naboodah Group, have won the fleet contract. According to a statement from Ashok Leyland, the fourth-largest bus manufacturer in the world, the majority of supply will go to Emirates Transport and STS Group.

“These orders represent a significant milestone for Ashok Leyland in the UAE, and we are delighted to receive them.

This demonstrates the dependability, toughness, and robustness of our buses and confirms the confidence our clients have in them as the safest for carrying schoolchildren, according to Ashok Leyland executive chairman Dheeraj Hinduja.

The name “The Emirati Bus”—made in the UAE, for the GCC—will be appropriate. Our brand-new, UK-based electric vehicle startup, Switch Mobility, will assist us in realising our goal of zero-carbon mobility.

We anticipate introducing our electric vehicles in these areas shortly as we see tremendous development potential from Switch’s expansion in the UAE and the GCC, he added.

With an installed capacity of 4,000 buses per year, the Ras Al Khaimah facility has produced 25,500 buses since it began operations in 2008.

According to Amandeep Singh, Head of International Operations, “Ashok Leyland is one of the Middle East’s fastest growing companies, with a rising market presence in the United Arab Emirates.

We were able to get these orders thanks to our cheap total cost of ownership and excellent post-sale assistance. The expansion of the UAE economy and the opportunities it presents excite us. We have ambitious aspirations to expand our offering in the light commercial vehicle market.

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