Freight Forwarder Ltd. “Kreiss“110 to buy 110 for nine million euros”Ford Trucks F-Max tractors, informed Mario Raugulis, Director of SIA “ZK9”, the official representative of “Ford Trucks” in Latvia.
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Kreiss has currently delivered 70 Ford Trucks F-Max, a total of 110 should be delivered by the end of the year.
By November, ZK9 had delivered a total of 77 Ford Trucks F-Max tractors to customers in Latvia. ZK9 plans to have up to 140 Ford trucks registered in Latvia by the end of this year.
In the spring of this year, ZK9 obtained the right to represent Ford Trucks in Latvia and built a fleet of test vehicles to make available to potential customers for testing. In the first half of the year, trade was better than in the immediate vicinity.
Selim Jazici, Ford Trucks regional manager for Central and Eastern Europe, says Kreiss’ order is one of the largest in the region. “This is one of the largest fleet orders in the region, but I’m sure there will be more to come soon. Latvia is already approaching 7 percent, but in some countries we have a market share of 10% and our market share is getting better every year, ”he said. Jazichi.
Kreiss and ZK9 have the same owners.
Sergei Zelizko, member of the Kreiss board of directors, says that Ford Trucks’ F-Max vehicles were little known in the European market, so it was a difficult decision to place such a large order.
“We may have started with a small number of cars in the beginning, but we took a risk and are now confident that we made the right choice,” says Zelizko.
Raugulis points out that “ZK9” will definitely continue to work with test cars. New test cars are to be purchased in the coming spring.
“Kreiss” was registered in 1994 and, according to “Firmas.lv” information, the company’s share capital is 36 million euros. The company’s turnover in 2020 was 161,059 million euros, but the profit was 2,544 million euros. Kreiss is owned by AS Honor Invest.
ZK9 was registered in 2009 and has a share capital of 600,000 euros. The company’s turnover in 2020 was 9,042 million euros, and the profit – 50,442 euros. This company is also owned by Honor Invest.
The real beneficiaries of Honor Invest are Andrei Kuznetsov and Sergey Zalizko.