SuhailBahwan Automobiles launches Kyoto Japan Tires in Oman

Muscat, 22 September 2014 – Kyoto Japan Tire Group, unveiled their exclusive range of tires, Sealed Maintenance-Free Batteries and professional lubricants in association with SuhailBahwan Automobiles – the leading distributor of major automotive brands at a ceremony held in InterContinental Hotel.

Kyoto Japan is a Japanese-Swiss group of companies specialized in design, manufacture and marketing of the exclusive and registered brand of Kyoto Japan tires, tubes, batteries and lubricants throughout the world.

Kyoto Japan produces a full range of radial and high performance tires, including truck and bus, light truck, 4x4, SUV, passenger, off-the-road, mining and other specialty tires, as well as a family of maintenance-free batteries made in Italy. It also has a full range of specialty lubricants made in Holland and professional performance additives made in France.

Kyoto Japan Tire Corporation Ltdwas registered in 1991 in Tokyo and currently caters to all global markets including Europe, Russia, Asia, Australia, America and the Middle East. It has also been providing pioneering inputs in engineering and manufacturing knowhow to all its manufacturing bases spread across the globe.

Mr. Michael McKay, the Director of Marketing of Kyoto Japan Tire Group, commented that ‘’It is a privilege and honor for his group to be officially and exclusively associated with the respectable SuhailBahwan Automobile Group in the Sultanate of Oman. The strategic location of the Sultanate, together with its political stability, peaceful, professional and healthy business environment allowed for Kyoto Japan’s premium products to be launched into the Gulf and the greater Middle East region.”

He added that, “Kyoto Japan products were known for their superior quality and were marketed under the slogan of ‘Symbol of Quality & Performance’ in Europe with a ‘Swiss quality of After-sales-Service and Support. The opportunities from Oman to East & North African markets as well as to Middle-eastern, South Asian and CIS countries should be further studied so that Oman could become the main logistics center in the region.’’

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Ahmed SuhailBahwan, Chairman, SuhailBahwan Automotive Group said, “In a short period of 10 years since its inception, SuhailBahwan Automobiles has carved out a strong position for itself in the automobile market in Oman. Driven by customer-centric ethos, we have continuously been offering new products and value-added services to our discerning consumers. The introduction of Kyoto Japan Tires, batteries and lubricants is a step further in that direction.”

Mr. Divyendu Kumar, Managing Director of SuhailBahwan Automobiles added, “Committed to offer world class technology and innovation in tire manufacture and design, Kyoto Japan is one of Japan’s leading tire, lubricant and battery brand. Our company sees huge customer satisfaction potential through these products in Oman and other markets of Middle East. It is indeed a big milestone for us to introduce this product range in Oman. At SBA, we believe in collaborating with the best of brands in their respective categories. We are sure that this technologically superior product range will add immense value and delight to our customers.”

Kyoto Japan also produces a wide range of synthetic, semi-synthetic and mineral lubricants in Holland based on highest European and international standards and specifications suitable for passenger car engines, motorcycle and small engines, gear and transmission, heavy duty engines, agricultural, industrial and hydraulic applications. A family of professional additives is manufactured in France. Lubricants are available in attractive 1L, 5L, 20L plastic cans and 60 L, 200L lithographic-printed steel drums and 1000L IBC tanks.

Kyoto Japan’s Sealed Maintenance-Free Starter batteries with Magic-Eye are manufactured in Italy according to highest international standards for European, American and Asian cars, trucks and buses. Highest standards of quality, endurance and safety tests, including the Roll-Over Test, comply well with the requirements of automobile manufacturers suitable for Standard DIN, Low DIN, Japanese Cars, Trucks, Buses and Heavy Duty applications.

SBA commitment

SuhailBahwan Automobiles LLC is a flagship company of the business conglomerate – SuhailBahwan Automotive Group. SuhailBahwan Automobiles (SBA) exclusively deals in Nissan, Renault and Infiniti range of vehicles in Oman.

Established in 2003, the Group is spread over the Sultanate with 19 showrooms, 22 service centres and 34 parts outlets. With this infrastructure SBA has further built upon its legacy of trust, superior customer service and value-for-money proposition to customers. SBA today ensures 98% parts availability at all times and has been ranked as one of the top automobile companies in GCC in customer sa¬tisfaction.