Wabco Holdings wins major contract with Saudi-based logistics firm

Wabco’s telematics solutions to boost efficiency and safety for Almajdouie’s Middle East based fleet

Wabco Holdings has announced that it has signed a landmark deal with Saudi-based Almajdouie Logistics Company. Wabco will employ its telematics solutions to boost the efficiency and safety of Almajdouie’s Middle East based fleet.

Under the terms of the agreement, Wabco will equip 1,200 trucks and 1,400 trailers of Almajdouie’s firm with its advanced telematics solutions and support services, replacing the company’s current basic track-and-trace solution. US-headquartered Wabco Holdings is involved in the supply of braking control systems and other technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles.

The new technology is expected to support Almajdouie Logistics Company’s digital transformation programme, enabling it to increasingly build its business through real-time fleet management capabilities and data-driven insights, Wabco said in a statement.

Wabco stated that its advanced Fleet Management Systems (FMS) will enable Almajdouie to strongly differentiate their customer service and quality. The technology will significantly increase the efficiency of both its fleet and back office operations, cut operating costs, helping meet increasingly stringent regional legal requirements and boosting driver and cargo safety, it added.

Commenting on the contact win, Peter Bal, business leader Fleet Solutions EMEA at Wabco, said: “We are honoured to welcome a market leader like Almajdouie as a greatly valued customer. We are confident that our solutions will boost their ambitious digitisation journey and enable them to take their highly rated customer services to the next level.”

Bal added as part of the agreement, Wabco’s advanced TX-GO 2 on-board computers will be fitted in all Almajdouie trucks. In return, this will deliver advanced fuel management capabilities, cargo and temperature monitoring, trend reporting and driver authentication and driver scoring.

Meanwhile, Eyad Hamzah Arafah, GM at Almajdouie Logistics Heavy Lift, said: “For years, Almajdouie has been using a basic track-and-trace solution to pinpoint the whereabouts of its fleet. In today’s increasingly competitive and connected logistics market, that is no longer enough.”

The Saudi group added that it had selected Wabco as its partner of choice after a thorough market study.

“As operating costs, particularly for fuel, continue to rise, we wanted more control over both our fleet and cargo while simultaneously raising the efficiency of our drivers and our back office to better service our customer base. The new solution will also enable us to further boost our stringent safety requirements, which is our number one priority,” he concluded.

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