IVECO is expanding its operation in Bangladesh by appointing Runner Trading Limited (RTL) as its new distributor in the market. The brand is also introducing a full range of vehicles and services to provide complete solutions for the country’s commercial vehicles industry.
IVECO, a global leader in on- and off-road transport signed a distributorship agreement on October 1 with Runner Trading Limited (RTL), a subsidiary of Runner Group, one of the major commercial vehicle distributors in Bangladesh.
In the past years, IVECO vehicles have gained a reputation in the marketplace as the preferred choice of many government agencies, having won numerous tenders. The appointment of RTL is a part of the brand’s vision and long-term strategy to expand and supply high-quality vehicles to its customers in Bangladesh.
RTL complements IVECO’s product portfolio by offering a full range of after-sales services and supplying genuine spare parts through its local network, comprising two facilities, one in Dhaka and the other in Chittagong. Thanks to this agreement, IVECO’s product offering in Bangladesh will initially include the Trakker trucks for long haul logistics and construction sectors; the 682 trucks in the heavy segment and the Daily in the light commercial segment for high-end city transportation.
Michelangelo Amelia, Business Director for IVECO South East Asia and Japan, stated that the brand was delighted to have found a reliable and committed partner in RTL for Bangladesh.
“Bangladesh is a fast-growing market whose economic growth is highly boosting demand for commercial vehicles. The development of heavy industries and the improvement of new infrastructure as well as the growing population are just some of the drivers for the increased demand for goods transport vehicles and commercial passenger vehicles, such as buses.
IVECO, with its European roots and established legacy, aims to support the country’s development by supplying high-quality vehicles. We are confident that discerning fleet, transport operators and business owners in this country will appreciate the proven quality, durability, reliability and, most importantly, the cost-efficiency of our vehicles, whose technology has been proven on roads around the world and in the most extreme conditions,” said Mr. Amelia.
Broad product offering for Bangladeshi customers
The IVECO Trakker is designed for the most extreme off-road missions such as quarry and construction. It is built to withstand constant stress and to deliver strong performance with low Total Cost of Ownership. The Trakker is designed to operate tirelessly in all weather conditions and on all terrains – including the tough off-road conditions typical of the construction and mining industries. Starting from the extra strong steel frame, every single component is chosen for durability. The proven IVECO Cursor engine delivers long-lasting power and resistance. This vehicle combines robustness, reliability and efficiency to deliver high productivity.
The IVECO 682 represents the optimal solution between cost efficiency and strength, supported by the brand’s highly advanced technology and quality standards. The 682 articulated and rigid on-road cabs are available both in Sleeper (high and low roof) and Day versions ensuring great comfort and living area. The versatility and strong nature of this vehicle makes it the perfect solution for every kind of mission, including off-road conditions.
The IVECO Daily has built a strong reputation for innovation, strength and great customer satisfaction in its over 40 years of success. The Daily Minibus combines all the latest advantages of the Daily, from the advanced connectivity and assisted driving features, reliability and versatility that are the hallmark of this vehicle family.
Dhaka, October 3, 2019