Dubai, UAE: Al-Futtaim Hertz UAE, part of Al-Futtaim Automotive, has announced that it has provided United Trans, a fully owned subsidiary of the Al Serkal group, with Toyota Hiace vehicles for Dubai Bus on Demand service, the world’s most powerful on-demand transit solution in the city. The service is operating in selected zones in Dubai.
Al-Futtaim Automotive entered into this agreement in line with its efforts to maintain its heritage of transporting people and goods with the highest safety and security standards and peace of mind. As part of the deal, Al-Futtaim Automotive worked with Hertz to supply United Trans with a fleet of 13 of its recently launched new generation Toyota Hiace buses that are being used by the Dubai Bus on Demand service to transport customers efficiently.
The collaboration is operated and managed by United Trans, one of the leading transportation providers, which also aims to transform the regional private sector in areas such as transportation, security, energy and agriculture. United Trans strives to create local partnerships with international companies to achieve long-term presence and growth, thereby maximising regional private sector involvement in a sustainable manner dedicated to serving the regional transport industry.
Commenting on the collaboration, Raed Abu Hijleh, Managing Director, United Trans, said: “We are excited by this collaboration with Al-Futtaim Automotive. The Toyota Hiace fleet has been designed to include optimum safety and security features which is our prime requirement when selecting vehicles for transportation services in the UAE. We are confident that by adding this fleet to our roster of vehicles we are able to cater to our customers in a more seamless comfortable, safe and secure manner.”
In addition to being a capable, durable and reliable transporter, the 2020 Toyota Hiace model expanded its core capabilities to also provide greater comfort and safety – key attributes that today’s motorists demand – whatever the challenge on the road. It comes with advanced safety features, powerful engines, exceptional ride comfort and a semi-bonnet design that enhances reliability, toughness, safety and functional beauty. It was manufactured with a choice of two body types including normal that has a standard roof and, long which includes a high roof design, thereby catering to different needs of customers including both cargo and commuters.
Marius Anton, National Operations Manager at Hertz UAE, said: “We are immensely proud to be a part of this collaboration which is a valuable contribution to the growth of both us and our partners. We are committed to further enhancing our relationship with local companies and authorities to support the mission of providing unified logistics and transportation services in the UAE. We will continue to extend our fullest support for such initiatives in the future and are also looking forward to partnering with other government agencies. Our aim is to help deliver safe, effective and sustainable solutions, leveraging our strong automotive expertise and history that has helped us to become a best-in-class automotive solutions partner.”
Hertz UAE and Al-Futtaim Toyota are both part of Al-Futtaim Automotive Group, one of five divisions within the Al-Futtaim Group which provides quality products and services that enrich people’s lives and aspirations each and every day.
About Hertz UAE:
Hertz UAE, a part of the Al-Futtaim Automotive Group, one of the region’s longest established and renowned business groups. Since operations began in 1993, Hertz UAE have retained market leadership by diversifying business operations and product portfolios to anticipate market needs.
Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Hertz is one of the largest purchasers of vehicles in the UAE, managing over 10,000 vehicles on fleet and 15 Rental locations in the UAE.
Hertz offers a 360-degree approach to services which include short term rentals, long term leasing and managed transportation, which covers all driven transportation and logistics. Hertz UAE’s management approach is discipline, commercial awareness, focus and teamwork.
The senior management team holding over 120 years of combined experience in rental and fleet management, a pool of highly capable middle managers, a multi lingual 24/7 call centre and the continued investment in employee and customer engagement through all levels of the business, makes a strong impact on operations.
About Al-Futtaim Automotive:
Al-Futtaim Automotive, one of the main five operating divisions within the UAE-based Al-Futtaim Group of companies, is a conglomerate of motoring-related businesses, franchising some of the world’s most-recognised automotive brands and services.
Operating in 10 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa and empowered by around 9,000 associates, the UAE-headquartered Group’s services span across distribution of new and used vehicles, manufacturing, leasing, and aftersales.
Ranging from passenger cars to SUVs, commercial vehicles, industrial and construction equipment as well as motorbikes and quads, Al-Futtaim Automotive Group offers an integrative customer-centric experience for motorists, fleet operators and contractors alike, and strives to become the leader in tailor-made mobility solutions.
Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and health; employing more than 42,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands.
Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.
By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day.