Saudi Readymix has announced plans to equip its fleet of truck mixers and mobile pumps with a GPS tracking system.
By doing so, the company will become the first ready-mix concrete company in Saudi Arabia to integrate this technology into its operations, which will allow it to remotely track and manage its fleet more efficiently.
Mohammed Abu Zaid, production and maintenance director, Saudi Readymix, said: "Time is critical when it comes to the delivery process of ready-mix concrete because as time passes, the properties of fresh concrete change quickly, causing it to become unusable within a few hours. Integrating GPS technology into our operations gives us greater control over this issue by allowing us to utilise our fleet in the most efficient manner possible."
The new GPS system will be installed in the company's entire mobile fleet, which includes more than 350 truck mixers and 110 mobile concrete pumps.
Fadi Mujahed, marketing and business development director, Saudi Readymix, added: "The system will enable us to track our vehicles in real time, adjust delivery intervals, record waiting, pouring and loading times automatically, plan routes to avoid traffic, and even plan special delivery requirements - be it huge pours, high-rise pumping, slip-forming - more effectively."