Renault Trucks, a leading provider of commercial vehicles for heavy construction and the long-haul segment, has secured a contract from Oryx Mix, one of the UAE’s major concrete suppliers, for supply of 10 heavy-duty K 440 mixers.
Announcing the fleet deal, Renault Trucks said it will help the Emirati group to handle the concrete industry requirements across the Northern Emirates.
These ten units are additional to the company’s existing fleet of 240 Renault Truck units. The K 440 P8x4 Rigid Chassis models, equipped with 12 CBM transit concrete mixers and supplied by Renault Trucks’ partner United Diesel, will help to optimise local operations as a result of their functionality and fuel efficiency.
Oryx Mix will use the trucks to transport ready mix concrete across the emirates of Dubai, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah.
The new models will help Oryx Mix ease operations and increase efficiency, and at the same time deliver the highest levels of safety for its drivers.
The global trucking giant said the K 440 model has been mainly designed to meet the needs of Oryx Mix’s operations, by optimising business activities and productivity and maximising profitability.
The combination of an Optidriver AT 2612F gearbox, with an automatic clutch, a 445-litre tank and a 440hp engine reduces operations costs through the minimisation of fuel consumption, it stated.
On the new fleet supply, Oryx Mix Deputy CEO Mohamed Abdullah Al Faihan said: "These new Renault Trucks will add immense value to our operations, as proven during the testing phase. The trucks, which feature a comfortable cabin for the driver and holistic safety features, will be used for concrete mixing and further operations by Oryx Mix."
"In particular, the aftersales offers and the support of the aftersales personnel paved the way for us to choose Renault Trucks," he noted.
The driver-centric features of the truck are complemented by the high quality and robust nature of its construction, as well as the range of advanced safety features available.
Features such as EBS (Electronic Braking System), Hill Start Aid (HSA), Anti-Spin Regulation (ASR), Wheel Antilock Braking System (ABS) and Emergency Braking Assist, ensure that the drivers are safe and comfortable behind the wheel during operations.
Commercial Director of Renault Trucks Middle East Guillaume Zimmermann said: "This partnership with Oryx Mix represents another major milestone in the growth of the brand in the region."
"Once again, we are proud to see a major national operator recognising the reliability, efficiency and safety of the Renault Trucks, and our consistently high-quality service, by trusting us. I want to thank again the Oryx Mix team for their confidence and look forward to a long term relationship," stated Zimmermann.
'Peace of mind is not only achieved by the wide set of safety features offered but also the high level of aftersales services. A three-year comprehensive service contract is offered, reassuring customers of the continuity of outstanding quality that comes as a standard from Renault Trucks," he noted.
United Diesel general Manager Mike Mokhles Makary said: "Our success in securing this latest deal with a well-renowned, well-established local company, which is one of the market leaders in the concrete mixer industry, serves as testament to the group’s continued commitment to ensuring the highest quality of aftersales services for our clients."
"In particular, our tailored aftersales support for Oryx Mix consists of a range of services that include 24/7 support, driver training, servicing and repair at the customer’s site, as well as an advanced telematics system," he added.-TradeArabia News Service