Key Rent a Car adds 50 Audi A6 cars

Saleh Sherwin, COO of Key Rent a Car, and Kerem Tas, general manager of the Audi brand in Saudi Arabia.
Updated 12 April 2018

Key Rent a Car adds 50 Audi A6 cars

Samaco Automotive Company, the sole dealer for Audi cars in Saudi Arabia, has announced its partnership with Key Rent a Car. The premium dealership of the Four Rings in the Kingdom will supply 50 Audi A6 2018 cars to Key Rent a Car, together with all after-sales services and the quick service package.

Key Rent a Car, the largest car rental company in Saudi Arabia, said it chose to buy the Audi A6 model for its “stylish exterior and luxurious interior.” Other equally important benefits included the engine performance, the substantially low operating cost, quality and reliability — all of which contributed to greater profit potential, it said.

Kerem Tas, general manager of the Audi brand in Saudi Arabia, said that Key Rent a Car has enjoyed a growth in its business with this popular Audi model in the past three years. 

“Audi cars feature a stylish and attractive design, innovative technologies, practicality and durability under various operating conditions. The request from Key Rent a Car to buy 50 Audi A6 cars was no surprise to us. This popular fleet model meets the needs of car rental companies to provide a premium Audi that is well-known for luxurious comfort, strong performance and reflects the company’s leading position in a fierce car rental market.”

Saleh Sherwin, chief operating officer of Key Rent a Car, said: “Firstly, I would like to thank Samaco for the high standards of after-sales services that it has provided to our fleet of Audi cars, and secondly, we appreciate the loyalty that our customers have shown for Audi models, which has encouraged us to enter into this contract with them. Audi cars have proved to be strong performers for Key Rent a Car.  They require very low maintenance, have outstanding fuel economy, are highly sophisticated and reflect the individuality of the user.”

King Abdullah Port sponsors logistics forum

Updated 18 September 2018

King Abdullah Port sponsors logistics forum

King Abdullah Port has signed an agreement to sponsor the Supply Chain and Logistics Conference organized by the Transport Ministry. The conference, which will take place on Oct. 15-16 in Riyadh, will be held under the patronage of Transport Minister Dr. Nabil M. Al-Amoudi. Decision-makers, experts and officials from major local and international companies involved in the supply chain and logistics sector are expected to attend.

Highlighting the importance of participating in the event, Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah Port, said: “Our sponsorship of the conference comes within our commitment to cooperate and exchange expertise with the active players of the logistics sector, which recently has been witnessing major developments in terms of business volume, innovation and solutions that complement Vision 2030 and transform Saudi Arabia into a global logistics hub by promoting its position on the Logistics Performance Index issued by the World Bank.”

“Saudi Arabia has a number of components and facilities that enable it to play a key role in this sector at the regional and global levels, and we will play our part in showcasing the best King Abdullah Port has to offer in the logistics sector, such as solutions and facilitation for investors based on the port’s strategic location on the Red Sea. The port is on the main shipping line between the East and West, which significantly enhances the Kingdom’s competitiveness and positions it among the key countries in global trade,” he added.

Qutub will participate in a session for CEOs, where participants will discuss strategic decisions to reshape and keep pace with the global system of supply chains and logistics.

King Abdullah Port previously announced an increase in container handling reaching 1,236,075 TEU during the first half of 2018, marking a new record of 50.5 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Earlier, the port announced a 21 percent increase in its annual throughput by the end of 2017, making it the second largest port in the Kingdom in terms of container handling. 

Run by the Ports Development Company, King Abdullah Port is the region’s first port to be fully owned, developed and operated by the private sector. It has been listed as the fastest growing container port in the world and one of the world’s top 100 ports after less than four years of operation. Eight of the largest shipping lines work at the port, which offers integrated services to exporters and importers.