5 March, 2010
Tata Motors has entered into an agreement with Hafil Transport of Saudi Arabia to supply 1,000 air-conditioned school buses. The delivery of the buses will begin in April 2010 and will be completed during the year.
The buses will be used to transport girl students studying in schools operated under the country’s Ministry of Education.
HAFIL Transport is one of the largest private bus and coach operators in the country, with over 6,500 vehicles in its fleet, supported by fully equipped workshops and service centres. The company has plans to further expand its operations.
About Tata Motors
Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of Rs.70,938.85 crores ($ 14 billion) in 2008-09. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand and Spain. Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, the business comprising the two iconic British brands. It also has an industrial joint venture with Fiat in India. With over 4 million Tata vehicles plying in India, Tata Motors is the country’s market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top three in passenger vehicles. It is also the world’s fourth largest truck manufacturer and the second largest bus manufacturer. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and South America. (www.tatamotors.com )