‘Largest order ever’ for Bobcat in MEA region

By Catrin Jones01 April 2022

Otrac Heavy Equipment, a Bobcat authorised dealer in Egypt, has secured ‘the largest ever order’ in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region according to information from Bobcat.

Bobcat machinery will be used to improve the living conditions in slums and villages in Egypt (Photo: Bobcat)

The order of 80 Bobcat 4.5 tonne mini-excavators and 49 Bobcat skid-steer loaders will be used in the ‘Decent Life’ initiative launched by Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of Egypt. 

The Decent Life or ‘Hayah Kareema’ initiative is focused on the eradication of poverty in Egypt. It will target 4,500 villages throughout Egypt with the aim of transforming slums and poor villages with modern infrastructure.

The initiative will also aim to provide an integrated package of services, which will include various aspects of health, social and living conditions.

A spokesperson for the Decent Life initiative commented, “High-performing compact machinery such as the Bobcat mini-excavators and skid-steer loaders will be vital in the work involved in the Decent Life project.”

Hatem Ouda, chairman of Otrac Heavy Equipment, said, “We are delighted to keep the high level of trust allowing us to win this major order for both mini-excavators and skid-steer loaders from Bobcat for the Decent Life project.

“The Egyptian authorities and Otrac have a successful, long standing relationship, involving the purchase of many machines based on Otrac’s performance and professionalism.”

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