ATE Truck and Trailer Sales has received its first order from Myanmar (formerly Burma), hailing the deal a “lucrative new export route”.
Wolverhampton-based ATE, part of the Asset Alliance Group, has sold 11 pre-owned trucks, a mix of Scania R420 and R480 6x2 tractor units, to a customer in the south-east Asian nation. They will take 40 days to arrive at the port of Yangon from Felixstowe.
ATE sales director James Jenkins said: “Myanmar is gradually becoming open for business and we’re pleased to have secured our first deal, as its appetite for commercial vehicles continues to grow. South-east Asia is a key export market for European-made commercial vehicles.
“The customer was delighted to hear how quickly we could arrange to get the trucks loaded and shipped to Yangon.”
This article was published in the 13 October issue of Commercial Motor. Why not subscribe to get 12 issues for just £12?