Mercedes-Benz Trucks said it has successfully completed the delivery of 250 Astro trucks to Iraq's State Company for Automotive Industry (SCAI) for assisting in reconstruction efforts in the country.
The last of the ordered vehicles were delivered to SCAI just a few days ago, said the auto giant in a statement.
"We're very pleased to help with the reconstruction of Iraq by supplying 250 Actros trucks to SCAI," remarked Hubertus Troska, the head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Of these,100 were 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.
"Our vehicles are perfect for use in rough terrain, where they clearly demonstrate their quality and reliability," he stated.
"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 clear commitment to the country's reconstruction efforts when it was signed in Baghdad in February 2010."
"The delivery of the 250 Actros trucks marks a further important step toward this goal," he added.
According to Troska, all the 250 Actros were manufactured at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Worth and delivered to Iraq as complete vehicles.
"SCAI is equipping the trucks onsite with equipment for various construction applications," he added.