With the aim to expand its fleet and meet market demand
Riyadh - Wednesday, March 4th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
The National Gas and Industrialization Company (GASCO) www.gasco.com.sa signed an agreement with Juffali Industrial Products Company (JIPCO) www.jipco.com.sa to purchase additional 100 Mercedes-Benz Trucks to expand its gas transportation fleet. This step will contribute towards increasing the reserves of each of the company’s branches around the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
The agreement was signed by Dr. Eyas Al-Hajeri, CEO, on behalf of GASCO; and Mr. Emad Rasheed Dafterdar, Director of Marketing and Sales for Trucks and Commercial Vans, on behalf of JIPCO.
Salman Al-Jishi, Chairman of GASCO, stressed the importance of the agreement and noted that it will positively impact the company’s performance and customer satisfaction in the levels of end consumers and authorized distributors.
For his part, Dr. Eyas Al-Hajeri said: “the company’s strategy for the current year revolves around ensuring the availability of gas products in quantities that surpass regular consumption, which will contribute to addressing any deficiencies that may arise in any of the Kingdom’s cities. We have signed this agreement for 100 truck bodies in line with the special specifications that meet the company’s standards in the security and safety of transporting hazardous substances.”
Sheikh Khaled Ahmed Al Juffali, Chairman of E.A. Juffali and Brothers, expressed his happiness for this valuable cooperation with GASCO, and said: “transporting hazardous substances such as gas requires the highest levels of safety, and this is what Mercedes-Benz Trucks provide. They are equipped with high specifications and state-of-art equipment that comply with the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) standards.”
It is noteworthy that GASCO places the highest safety standards for all equipment used to transport gas, and safety tests are routinely conducted. These measures correspond with the specifications of the Mercedes-Benz Trucks which provide all features necessary for the work and specification requirements from GASCO. Mercedes-Benz Trucks are the best in class worldwide; they meet Saudi and GCC specifications, and are equipped with the highest levels of security and safety.
The Mercedes-Benz Actros LS 2640 series includes a variety of safety features such as: air suspension system, intelligent system for controlling the vehicle’s stability in critical driving conditions, braking system for targeted individual wheels of the trailer vehicle, Anti-lock braking system (ABS), alarm system for monitoring the cabin, anti-theft alarm system, battery isolation key and emergency-stop key inside and outside of the cabin.
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