Arabian Vehicles & Trucks Industry Co. Ltd.

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Arabian Vehicles & Trucks Industry Co. Ltd.
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With its reputation as a trusted partner and given its track record of helping global brands achieve their true potential in the Saudi Arabian market; Zahid Tractor was awarded the distribution rights to Volvo Trucks in 1980.

Over the next two decades, Volvo Trucks emerged as the leader in reliability, safety and after sales service in Saudi Arabia. These achievements and vision for continued sustainable growth for the brand, led Zahid Tractor and the Volvo Truck Corporation to create a joint venture the "Arabian Vehicles and Trucks Industry" (AVI) in 1998.

The construction of AVI's ergonomically designed plant, with state-of-the-art tooling and equipment (for the assembly of Volvo Trucks) commenced soon afterwards at the Zahid Group's Kilo 14 Complex in the outskirts of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The plant operated in accordance to lean manufacturing principles that were in-line with the Volvo Production System.

The plant's annual production capacity in 1999 was 600 units and with continued investment, implementation of new technologies and an unparalleled commitment to market leadership the production capacity has grown to 3,000 units per annum in 2014.

As demand continued to grow, Zahid Tractor and Volvo Trucks agreed to commence construction of a new 55,000 square meter, state-of-the-art facility in the King Abdullah Economic City. The plant was inaugurated in 2015 with a production line capable of assembling both Volvo and Renault new generation trucks. The new facility has an annual capacity of 4,000 units in a single shift.

The facility's production process is continuously monitored by Volvo certified product auditors who ensure that the trucks are assembled in accordance to the highest quality standards of Volvo. As a testament to AVI's commitment to quality and safety in the production of reliable transportation solutions, the facility was ISO 9002 certified in the year 2000 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certified in 2010.

Since establishment, AVI has been committed to the employment and advancement of Saudi nationals, who are recruited, trained and given opportunities to grow and build their careers across the various disciplines of the business. Today AVI's commitment to Saudi Arabian human resources is illustrated by the company's Platinum categorization in regard to "Saudization."

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King Abdullah Economic City, JEDDAH