Mercedes-Benz recently delivered 250 of its Actros trucks to Iraq's State Company for Automotive Industry (SCAI) to assist in reconstruction efforts in the country. "Our vehicles are perfect for use in rough terrain, where they clearly demonstrate their quality and reliability,” said Hubertus Troska, head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
This was the first time that Mercedes-Benz Trucks has supplied vehicles to SCAI. The contract between Daimler and SCAI, which covers the delivery of Mercedes-Benz trucks to Iraq, represented a commitment to the country's reconstruction efforts when it was signed in Baghdad in February 2010.
The 250 Actros were manufactured at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth and delivered to Iraq as complete vehicles. SCAI is equipping the trucks onsite with equipment for various construction applications.
The order can be broken down as follows: 100 Actros 3331K dump truck chassis and 150 Actros 3340S tractors for carrying water and fuel tanks or similar semitrailers. All of the vehicles are equipped with powerful Euro II V6 engines and a heavy-duty 16-speed transmission.