MUSCAT : Bahwan International Group LLC (BIG) has partnered with Indian multinational automotive company TVS Motor Company, a reputed two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturer. The signing ceremony held today at Bahwan International Group, between Sheikh Ahmed Bahwan (Chairman Bahwan International Group) and Mr Sudarshan Venu (Joint MD – TVS Motor Company) in Muscat, Oman.
As per the tri-party deal arrangement, ARATA International FZC will be the new distributor in Iraq for TVS Motor in the ME region. Based on this partnership, the groups will also explore other avenues of cooperation in Oman and India.
ARATA International FZC, registered in the UAE, is a subsidiary of Bahwan International Group (BIG) – Oman, having a strong presence in the MENA region. TVS Motor ranks amongst the top five two-wheeler companies globally with a presence in over 70 countries across Africa, South East Asia, the Indian Sub-Continent, Latin America and the Middle East.
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Bahwan International Group (ARATA International FZC) and their channel partners plan to operate more than 30 dealerships for TVS Motor Company. The dealerships will include state of the art 3S dealership facilities in all the major cities of Iraq with after-sales service, and spare parts support in tier-2 cities to expand the TVS presence in Iraq.
Mr Abdullah Bahwan, Executive Director, Bahwan International Group, said, “We are happy to join hands with a multinational brand like TVS Motor Company. This partnership will be instrumental in bringing a wide range of mobility solutions and will cater to the requirements of a broad range of customer segments in the country. The quality prowess of TVS Motor Company combined with our strong understanding of the market will definitely create an impact in mobility space in Iraq.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sudarshan Venu, Joint Managing Director – TVS Motor Company said, “We are delighted to partner with a reputed group like ‘BIG’, to strengthen our presence in the MENA region. ARATA International FZC, a part of the Bahwan International Group LLC (BIG), comes with rich experience, deep understanding, and vast industry knowledge. Iraq is an important market for us, and ARATA International FZC’s extensive distribution network, along with our shared ethos and values, makes them the ideal strategic partner. This association with them is a significant step towards further expanding and bolstering TVS Motor Company’s market presence in Iraq.”
TVS Motor Company’s product portfolio available in Iraq include; Two Wheeler- XL100 i–Touch XL100 Comfort, HLX150 series, TVS Ntorq, TVS Jupiter series, TVS Wego, TVS MAX125 and Three Wheeler-TVS King Deluxe Plus.
About Bahwan International Group
Arata International FZC is the international operations arm of Oman based Bahwan International Group (BIG), , KSA, UAE, Iraq, and Libya with importation and distribution of brands like Nissan, Renault, Infiniti, Suzuki, Iveco, Changan, BAIC, Foton, Construction equipment brands like Case, New Holland and other franchises. With a turnover of 2 Billion USD; the group has 2,500 employees and a sales volume of 40,000 cars and trucks per year in 5 countries. ARATA International FZC, registered in the UAE, is BIG’s subsidiary and official Distributor for Nissan distribution, Sales and Aftersales in Iraq and Libya. For more information, please visit www.sbigh.com
About TVS Motor Company
We are a reputed two and three-wheeler manufacturer and the flagship company of the USD 8.5 billion TVS Group. We believe in Championing Progress through Mobility. Rooted in our 100-year legacy of Trust, Value, Passion for Customers and Exactness, we take pride in making internationally aspirational products of the highest quality through innovative and sustainable processes. We endeavour to deliver the most superior customer experience at all our touch points across 70 countries. We are the only two-wheeler company to have received the prestigious Deming Prize. Our products lead in their respective categories in the JD Power IQS and APEAL surveys for the past five years. We have been ranked No. 1 Company in the JD Power Customer Service Satisfaction Survey for consecutive four years. For more information, please visit www.tvsmotor.com.