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WABCO Telematics Boost Efficiency and Safety for Almajdouie’s Extensive Middle East-Based Fleet

  • Leading logistics group equipping 1,200 trucks and 1,400 trailers with WABCO telematics
  • Advanced technology to support Almajdouie’s ambitious digital transformation
  • Solutions designed to enable leaner, greener and safer operations
YPRES, Belgium, 20 April 2020 – WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), the leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, announced today that it has signed a landmark deal with Almajdouie Logistics Company in Saudi Arabia. WABCO is equipping 1,200 trucks and 1,400 trailers of the leading Saudi-based transport company with its advanced telematics solutions and support services, replacing the company’s current basic track-and-trace solution.

The implementation of the new solution will support Almajdouie’s ambitious digital transformation program, enabling it to increasingly build its business through real-time fleet management capabilities and data-driven insights.

WABCO’s 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.

“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,” explained Almajdouie Logistics Heavy Lift General Manager, Eyad Hamzah Arafah. “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.”

WABCO as their partner of choice

After a thorough market study, Almajdouie selected WABCO as its partner of choice. As part of the agreement, WABCO’s advanced  TX-GO 2™ on-board computers will be fitted in all Almajdouie trucks. Installed behind the dashboard, TX-GO 2™ is connected to the CAN bus. The solution delivers advanced fuel management capabilities, cargo and temperature monitoring, trend reporting and driver authentication and driver scoring.

The Almajdouie trailers, for their part, will feature WABCO’s robust TX-TRAILERGUARD™ telematics device, which will be connected to various peripherals and sensors to monitor cargo weight compliant with the new legislation. In this way, dispatchers in the back office will be able to easily manage, track, and control their designated trailers remotely.

“WABCO offers one of the widest and most complete portfolios in the sector, combining solutions for trucks, trailers and the back office into one single ecosystem,” Mr. Arafah added. “Other key considerations in the selection included the extensive ECO program and smooth integration with our existing TMS and ERP systems.”

Almajdouie expects the new telematics solution to support its ambitions around leaner, greener and safer operations. The combined truck and trailer solution will help the company gain real-time visibility of its fleet and cargo, enabling it to deploy vehicles and trailers to their maximum capacity as well as increase vehicle uptime.

Expanding coverage in Middle East

Almajdouie is the second largest logistics company in the Middle East to choose WABCO solutions. WABCO has been helping Saudi Arabia-based Almarai – one of the world’s biggest dairy companies – to future-proof their fleet. With this new agreement, WABCO is significantly strengthening its foothold in the fast-growing MENA logistics market.

“We are honored to welcome a market leader like Almajdouie Logistics as a greatly valued customer,” said Peter Bal, Business Leader Fleet Solutions EMEA at WABCO. “We are confident that our solutions will boost their ambitious digitization journey and will enable them to take their already highly rated customer services to the next level.”

Press photo / caption: Suzanna Perrier, WABCO’s Regional Sales Leader Digital Customer Services (DCS) EMEA, Almajdouie Logistics’ Heavy Lift General Manager, Eyad Hamzah Arafah and Osama Mohamed Zeid, Account Manager WABCO DCS Middle East at the signing ceremony.

WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is the leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. Originating from the Westinghouse Air Brake Company founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO is powerfully “Mobilizing Vehicle Intelligence” to support the increasingly autonomous, connected and electric future of the commercial vehicle industry. WABCO continues to pioneer innovations to address key technology milestones in autonomous mobility and apply its extensive expertise to integrate the complex control and fail-safe systems required to efficiently and safely govern vehicle dynamics at every stage of a vehicle’s journey – on the highway, in the city and at the depot. Today, leading truck, bus and trailer brands worldwide rely on WABCO’s differentiating technologies. Powered by its vision for accident-free driving and greener transportation solutions, WABCO is also at the forefront of advanced fleet management systems and digital services that contribute to commercial fleet efficiency. In 2019, WABCO reported sales of over $3.4 billion and has almost 14,000 employees in 40 countries.

About Almajdouie Logistics
Almajdouie Logistics Company (MLC) is part of Almajdouie Group, one of the largest conglomerates in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sheikh Ali Ibrahim Almajdouie established the Group in 1965 as a land transport company but, over the years, the business has flourished and now caters to a diverse range of sectors and industries. MLC is an award-winning company that operates in Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and Far East, providing integrated logistics and supply chain solutions to major industries ranging from FMCG to petrochemicals. Its offerings include transportation, heavy lift, project logistics, freight forwarding, terminal handling, warehousing and distribution, and automotive logistics. MLC owns, operates and integrates its extensive assets and is backed by a team of experts committed to exceeding customers’ expectations. With over 50 years of experience serving megaprojects, it is expanding operations within the Middle East by providing safe, efficient and economical solutions.

Almajdouie media contact
Izaz Ahmed Watangi, Marketing Manager

WABCO global media contact
Nina Friedmann
+49 69 719 168 171