ALJ Motors to improve performance with new system

Abdul Latif Jameel Motors
Updated 23 July 2018
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ALJ Motors to improve performance with new system

Abdul Latif Jameel Motors (ALJ Motors), the authorized distributor of Toyota vehicles in Saudi Arabia, is transforming its business and guest offering with the activation of a new IT solution system that will overhaul its management processes and performance.
The new, dedicated enterprise resource planning system, known as J-SAP, has been provided by SAP, and securely gathers and centrally stores live data from across Abdul Latif Jameel Motors’ operations to optimize site and staff performance, enabling the company to serve more guests, more efficiently.
Advanced analytics allow the company to intelligently predict demand for services and parts, ensuring sites are always ready to meet guest requirements and reducing wait times as well as waste within the business. The system also paves the way for new guest tools, including mobile apps to access Abdul Latif Jameel Motors’ wide range of vehicle services and support.
Faisal Abdullah, vice president of Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, said: “This project is about more than an IT system — it is completely changing how we manage our business and team to provide a new level of service to our guests. It is an important step for Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, introducing advanced technology and infrastructure that will serve us — and our guests — long into the future.”
He added: “As the government made clear in its Vision 2030 strategy, the private sector in Saudi Arabia needs to innovate and modernize if we are to create the competitive economy that delivers the growth and jobs the country requires. We are proud to be doing our part and will continue to strive to strengthen and grow the business.”
Khaled A. Alsaleh, managing director for SAP Saudi Arabia, said: “Saudi Arabia is a fast-growing automotive market, and customers expect to interact with their distributors quickly, easily, and efficiently. Our co-innovation with Abdul Latif Jameel Motors on their digital transformation shows how a real-time digital core can transform productivity and customer experiences, with customers finding and servicing their vehicles at the right time and cost.”
The new system was developed in collaboration with Britehouse, a firm which specializes in the design and implementation of SAP systems for automotive companies. The company worked alongside Abdul Latif Jameel Motors’ technology team to design, build and roll out a tailored system to fully integrate and digitise Abdul Latif Jameel Motors’ operations and replace legacy systems.


32 countries taking part in Saudi Build 2018

Saudi Build 2018 will be held in conjunction with Saudi Stone Tech 2018 and Saudi PMV Series 2018. All three events will give visitors deep insights into the latest innovations and developments in the construction sector. (AFP)
Updated 22 October 2018
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32 countries taking part in Saudi Build 2018

The Riyadh Exhibitions Company Ltd. is hosting Saudi Build 2018 from Monday to Thursday at the Riyadh International Conference and Exhibition Center. The Saudi Export Development Authority, which seeks to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s non-oil exports in line with Saudi Vision 2030, is the event’s platinum sponsor. 

The event comes at a time when the Saudi building equipment market is steadily growing. The industry is expected to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 3.1 percent between 2017 and 2022. 

The 30th edition of the largest international construction technology and building materials exhibition in Saudi Arabia brings together local and international experts, decision-makers, and leaders to discuss emerging investment opportunities arising from the government’s $3.5 billion allocation for the construction of roads and bridges this year. Allocating higher funds aims to further diversify the Kingdom’s economy in line with Saudi Vision 2030.

Mohammad Al Al-Sheikh, head of marketing, Riyadh Exhibitions Company Ltd., said: “Saudi Build 2018 is taking place amid increased construction activities, especially in the industrial and commercial sectors, in the local market in keeping with the goals of the National Transformation Program 2020 and Saudi Vision 2030. The event will give all participants a direct access to the promising opportunities the Saudi market has to offer. Investors interested in entering the domestic market and beating the competition will benefit from the event. This year, it will focus on sustainable construction, which plays a key role in the government’s economic diversification plan and sustainability goals. Investors and decision-makers from the government and private sectors are expected to attend to explore current and future construction projects in Saudi Arabia. The construction sector now accounts for 45 percent of the total construction industry in the Middle East.”

Saudi Build 2018 will be held in conjunction with Saudi Stone Tech 2018 and Saudi PMV Series 2018. All three events will give visitors deep insights into the latest innovations and developments in the construction sector. Saudi Build 2018 is expected to bring together 512 exhibitors from 32 countries and more than 15,000 visitors who will participate in the event’s interactive presentations and workshops.

Al Al-Sheikh added: “Saudi Build 2018 is a result of our long efforts to create a world-class platform for local, regional and international building and construction industry leaders, backed with 38 years of experience in organizing a series of leading exhibitions and conferences that contribute to the growth of the Saudi economy. We are optimistic that the event will further enhance the confidence of the international community in the domestic construction industry. 

The value of the country’s current construction projects is at $284.3 billion, while over 700 projects are expected to be launched in the coming months and to be completed by 2022.”