ABOUT GHABBOUR

Company Profile

GB Auto’s Commercial Vehicles business unit distributes imported and locally assembled trucks and buses in Egypt. The division assembles Fuso and Volvo buses as well as Fuso trucks at plants in Sadat and Suez, where the company’s GB Polo factory is located. It also distributes Volvo heavy trucks and YTO tractors in Egypt and manufactures and distributes semi-trailers and superstructures under its Commercial Vehicles line. The company’s Bus segment produces a full range of transportation solutions, including maxi buses with a maximum capacity of 55 passengers, midibuses (30-38 seats), minibuses (24-29 seats) and microbuses (17 seats) GB Auto’s Commercial Vehicles line markets heavy, medium, and lightweight trucks for fleet operators, contractors, large industrial operators, and government agencies throughout Egypt The Commercial Vehicles unit demonstrates the group’s capabilities as a manufacturer. With the exception of chassis, the company designs and manufactures complete buses at its facilities.

GB Polo, the company’s joint-venture with global giant Marcopolo, is home to a state-of-the-art bus body manufacturing facility with a 5,000 unit-per year capacity (potential capacity, based on two shifts daily) that targets local and export markets. GB Polo produces buses covering all applications (micro, mini, midi, city, school/ labor, intercity, and coach) and the facility utilizes almost 285,000 square meters of land. GB Auto increased its share in GB Polo to 80% from 51% at the end of 2017 which has boosted profitability as the company takes full control of the venture and bolsters its performance, with a focus on export potentials GB Polo was conceived as a move to capture export opportunities in bus field manufacturing by utilizing GB Auto’s quality standards and relatively low-cost, highly-trained workforce in combination with Marcopolo’s 65-year history of successfully developing technological and innovative concepts for full transportation solutions and setups in key markets worldwide. The addition of the Iveco chassis has also proved to be a further boost to the strength of GB Auto’s Bus division. GB Auto’s Construction Equipment business unit includes earthmoving equipment, road machinery, and power generators distributed in Egypt under distribution agreements with Volvo Construction, SDLG, and AKSA. The group markets its heavy-duty equipment Egypt Commercial Vehicles & Construction Equipment line to public and governmental customers, as well as to private sector companies