British Firm Finds New Export Route for Commercial Vehicles in Myanmar

Used truck and trailer retailer ATE Truck and Trailer Sales has sold 11 pre-owned truck to a customer in Myanmar, opening a new export market for the Wolverhampton-based firm.

The 11 commercial vehicles – a mix of Scania R420 and R480 6×2 tractor units – marks ATE’s first export deal to the Southeast Asian nation. However, the British firm didn’t disclose the name of its client.

The trucks will take 40 days to arrive at the port of Yangon, after setting sail from Felixstowe in England, the company, which is part of the Asset Alliance Group, said. ATE said it engaged the services of IML Marine Management – a specialist in the overseas transport of trucks, cranes, construction and mining equipment – to ship the 11 Scania tractor units.

James Jenkins, sales director at ATE, said in a statement, “Myanmar is gradually becoming ‘open for business’, and we’re pleased to have secured our first deal, as its appetite for commercial vehicles continues to grow.

“Southeast Asia is a key export market for European-made commercial vehicles, and when we got the call, the customer was delighted to hear just how quickly we could arrange to get the trucks loaded and shipped to Yangon, thanks to the considerable stock we keep on site in Wolverhampton.”

Prior to the sale, the 11 Scanias were first inspected and serviced at the company’s Wolverhampton workshop, where technicians ensured the vehicles would be able to handle the new owner’s heavy workload.

“Our full-service workshop means we can adapt any product to a customer’s requirements,” adds Jenkins. “In this case, the customer required that the trucks be ready to work the second they rolled off the ramp at Yangon – a capability we were happy to provide.”

 

Source: Myanmar Business Today

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