Zahid Tractor, the authorized Cat dealer in Saudi Arabia, and Caterpillar Global Mining announced today that Zahid Tractor will be the authorized dealer for the Expanded Cat Mining (formerly Bucyrus) distribution business. Supporting the complete Caterpillar mining product line, Zahid Tractor will serve as the distribution source for equipment, parts and service to customers in the Kingdom.
Through this new venture, Zahid Tractor will represent the former Bucyrus surface and underground distribution and support business, including legacy equipment such as Hydraulic Shovels, Electric Shovels, Draglines and Rotary Drills.
“This is an important milestone in the Zahid-Caterpillar partnership, and we look forward to combining our industry knowledge with Caterpillar’s world-class product range to offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ for mining customers. Zahid Tractor will continue to deliver value to our customers with unmatched service, integrated solutions and exceptional after-sales support, all backed by the latest technology, guaranteeing a customer experience second to none,” commented Mr. Amr Khashoggi, Vice President of Group Affairs at Zahid Group.
The relationship between Zahid and Caterpillar dates back to 1950, which led to the formation of Zahid Tractor & Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd. in 1967. Both companies have played a pivotal role in Saudi Arabia’s infrastructure development by supporting massive construction initiatives throughout the country, including the King Fahd Causeway, the industrial cities of Jubail and Yanbu, and, more recently, the North – South Railway, the Mecca Monorail project and the Riyadh City Metro. Today, Zahid Tractor manages one of the largest Caterpillar dealerships in the world offering the entire Cat product line.
“Our mining customers want strong partners. They are looking for integrated solutions, high productivity, superior equipment availability and low operating cost, and the Caterpillar dealers know more about helping customers get the most from Cat products than anyone else,” said Mr. Steve Wunning, Caterpillar group president with responsibility for Resource Industries. “Zahid Tractor shares our goal to exceed customers’ expectations through Caterpillar’s unmatched support, integrated solutions and providing the best quality products and services.”
With an extensive branch network and an unmatched level of dealer support, Zahid Tractor is well positioned to continue to serve all customer needs, now, more than ever, with an enhanced portfolio of mining products.