The joint venture by Zahid Holding Group and Construction Products Holding Company (CPC) brings unparalleled market experience and expertise to the transportation business.
The partners, through their separate subsidiaries Zahid Heanor and United Transport Company Limited (UTC), are already reputed for meticulous and customized transportation and logistics services.
“With 30 years’ experience in this field we have a broad knowledge of the market requirements as well as the high capacity to meet these needs in the best ways,”
said Mr. Marwan Alfadl, Director, Business Development at Zahid Holding Group.
Alfadl, who is a member of the Board of Directors of WARED added, “WARED will use the latest technologies to expand in the Middle East and North Africa”.
Dr. Faysal Alaquil, Director, Business Development of CPC, and the official spokesman said, “ WARED was formed after a thorough study of the Saudi and regional markets where companies need high expertise and professionalism to facilitate their businesses, including the provision of modern transport equipment for carrying heavyweight or over-length cargos”.
He added: “In the last few years, we successfully provided logistics and transportation services to large construction projects in Saudi Arabia, in particular the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) project”.
WARED will provide comprehensive contractual solutions that enable clients to work accurately within the limits of their business assessments and cash flow expectations, said Brian McHale, Chief Executive Officer of the joint venture.
“We currently have distribution centers in 12 cities in Saudi Arabia, namely Jeddah, Medina, Yanbu, Abha and Tabuk on the west coast, Riyadh, Qassim and Hail in the central province, and Dammam, Hofuf and Jubail in the eastern province,” said McHale.
“Also we are about to finalize the design of the first two warehouses in Jeddah and Riyadh, each of about 40,000 square meters,” he added.
In the Arab region, WARED has an integrated branch office completed with warehouses and trucks in the industrial zone in Damascus, Syria, and a distribution branch in Jebel Ali in Dubai.
“Work is going on to establish offices, warehouses and a transport center in Egypt in the city of the 6th of October,” McHale informed reporters during the press conference. He added, “The expansion plan includes, in the short term, the opening of branches in Abu Dhabi, Lebanon, Jordan and Algeria. The mid-term goal is to expand across the Arab countries to the far west, to South Africa, and eastward to Asia”.
WARED’s Board of Directors is chaired by Mr. Waleed Zahid, other board members are Mr. Saleh Binladin, Architect Saad Binladin, Engineer Mu’taz Sawwaf, Mr. Marwan Alfadl, and Mr. Sami Alaa Eldeen. Its Executive Committee is chaired by Engineer Mu’taz Sawwaf and Mr. Marwan Alfadl and Mr. Adnan Kronfol as members of the Committee. Mr. Brian McHale has been selected as the Chief Executive Officer of the company.
WARED’s major area of business is import, transport, distribution, logistics solutions and shipping containers. The company has about 500 heavy, medium and light trucks. It also has heavy trucks to haul heavy equipment of up to 45 meters in length and weighing up to 200 tons – including giant cranes.
WARED is presently negotiating with a major international company specialized in storage and distribution of frozen foods, for the establishment and management of refrigerated warehouses in the Middle East.
WARED provides door-to-door, sea, air and land transport services, and handles customs clearance through ports, airports and land entry points. Its integrated services for all types of cargo, including refrigerated cargo, cover shipment tracking and complete documents management all at very competitive rates and within budget.
Equipped with the latest information technologies, WARED offers high performance and automated information feedback, in addition to full transparency in regards to shipment quantity and movement throughout the transportation process from issuance of the purchase order until final delivery by sea, air or land.
WARED’s operations are also “green” with its use of low-emission, environment friendly trucks. Additionally, the company uses analytical software to choose the shortest and quickest routes. Its drivers are trained to drive cleverly in order to save fuel and reduce air pollution, putting off the engine during waiting times as well as driving cautiously and safely to prevent loss of lives and property. Besides, the company uses electric forklifts for all its warehouse operations.
The company’s ‘green’ concerns extend further to selecting construction materials that do not harm the environment, re-refining used oils, and dealing with sea and air shipping companies that are environmentally conscious as well. WARED’s philosophy toward environmental issues is in line with the recommendations of the national leadership and the directives of the competent national and global bodies.
In addition, the company also helps raise public awareness of the environment in general and the health of its staff, citizens and residents in particular.
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