KING LONG BUSES FOR SAUDI ARABIA
Chinese bus manufacturer King Long has secured a deal in Saudi Arabia for 322 buses. The first batch of 70 buses has already been shipped, the remaining 252 buses will be dispatched from Xiamen.
Since 2004, King Long has been exporting buses to Saudi Arabia. So far, the number of King Long buses working in the country has reached over 4,000 units. Saudi Public Transport Company, a state-owned carrier, has a fleet of over 8,000 vehicles in various sizes. Until recently, the company mainly purchased European vehicles. In 2011, the carrier made a major move by importing over 100 units luxury coaches from King Long. Their smooth operation and impressive performances have helped King Long to gain more orders of city buses and school buses from the company.
In 2015, a JV company of Saudi Public Transport Company bought over 1,000 units school buses from King Long, made a record high in the export value of industrial products in Fujian province.
To be better prepared for the influx of pilgrims to Mecca each year, King Long closely cooperates with its customers in Saudi Arabia to offer readily available after-sales services and ensure the smooth and safe journeys of those pilgrims from all over the world. Currently, 600-plus units King Long city buses are working smoothly in Mecca, providing great travel convenience for local citizens and tourists as well.
Thanks to the implementation of One Belt One Road initiative, King Long has been maintaining a fast growing momentum in its overseas business. To date, King Long has exported its vehicles to nearly 130 countries and regions across the globe. The number of King Long buses operating in the overseas market has reached nearly 80,000 units. Moreover, the bus maker has set up over 80 authorized distributors and service on its overseas markets.