Chinese firm awarded bus engine order for Saudi Arabia
China Yuchai International Ltd announced that 600 buses were delivered to Saudi Arabia, creating the largest single export order for Chinese buses so far in 2019.
Saudi Arabia's largest passenger group, Hafil Transportation Company, took delivery of the 12-meter buses, manufactured by Anhui Ankai Automobile Co., Ltd and propelled by Yuchai engines.
"Yuchai engines are highly preferred by Saudi customers as our engines have proven to be able to cope with the extreme heat and the local wind and sand weather conditions," Weng Ming Hoh, President of China Yuchai, commented.
Hafil has approximately 12,000 buses, including nearly 8,000 buses powered by Yuchai engines. The firm has a specific fleet of buses to support the nearly 3 million visitors for the Hajj and Umrah religious pilgrimages.