Posted on August 20, 2013

Nasser Bin Khaled (NBK) Automobiles, the exclusive distributor of Mercedes-Benz branded vehicles in Qatar, today announced it has signed an agreement with Khalid Cement Industries Complex (KCIC), one of Qatar’s leading suppliers of complete concrete solutions, to supply KCIC with a range of Mercedes-Benz branded industrial vehicles.

According to the agreement, NBK Automobiles will supply KCIC with a total of 141 vehicles, including 42 tipper trucks, 65 tractor heads, 28 crane and cargo body type, five water and sewage tankers and one loader vehicle. To enable KCIC to get the most out of its vehicles, the agreement includes the award-winning FleetBoard vehicle management system, as well as a full service contract valid up to 750,000km or a maximum of five years.

”NBK Automobiles is committed to contributing towards the continued development of the country through providing our business partners with extensive support and equipment tailored to meet their specific requirements, and the agreement with Khalid Cement Industries Complex is in line this strategic objective,” said Khalid Shaaban, General Manager, NBK Automobiles.“KCIC has established itself as one of Qatar’s foremost suppliers of complete concrete solutions and a major player in construction material production, and we look forward to working with them to offer long-term support in this and their upcoming ventures.”

The FleetBoard telematics system enables companies to remotely track vehicle movements whilst providing such data as speed and distance travelled, as well as weight recordings, fuel consumption and even the actual fuel level of a truck. Most significantly, FleetBoard provides customers with a full performance analysis of a fleet, its vehicles and its drivers by capturing data such as pedal movement, idle fuel consumption, engine brake usage and behavior of driver gear change operation, which is crucial information to determine areas of development in order to increase operative efficiency, reduce costs and further extend maintenance intervals.

Khalid Cement Industries Complex is one of Qatar’s leading suppliers of complete concrete solutions with a 200,000 square meter main production plant just outside Doha, Qatar and additional plants in Industrial Area, Dukhan, Dafna and RasLaffan. 

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