GAC Motor opens largest Saudi service center

The opening event featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the launch of the GS7 SUV and the GM8 minivan.
Updated 04 February 2019
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GAC Motor opens largest Saudi service center

Automaker GAC Motor has opened a new sales and service center in the heart of the automobile business district in Riyadh.
The 5,588-meter-square center, located on Makkah Al-Mukarramah Road, is the largest GAC Motor store among the four existing centers in the Kingdom and is operated by Aljomaih Automotive Company (AAC), the automaker’s exclusive dealer in Saudi Arabia. The three other sales and service centers are located in Jeddah and Dammam.
The opening ceremony featured the launch of the GS7 SUV and the GM8 minivan. The event was attended by over 100 VIP guests and members of the media.
Among the guests were Li Bei, office director at the Chinese Embassy; Chen Hanjun, vice president of GAC Group; Yu Jun, president of GAC Motor; Wang Shunsheng, vice president of GAC Motor International; and Sheikh Waleed, COO of AAC.
“The opening of the Riyadh sales and service center today and the launch of new vehicles is another milestone indicating GAC Motor’s retail channel arrangements in the three major cities of Saudi Arabia in full operation. We are committed to providing Saudi Arabian customers with an enjoyable mobile experience,” said President of GAC Motor Yu Jun.
GAC Motor’s partnership with AAC is of strategic significance in the Middle East. AAC has more than 50 years of sales and service experience in the region. GAC Motor signed a partnership agreement with AAC in 2018 to invest and build four sales and service centers, with the goal of making GAC Motor a mainstream automotive brand in Saudi Arabia in the next three to five years.
Sheikh Waleed, COO of AAC, said: “We have set a great goal and challenge to satisfy our customers in the Kingdom by providing services that are in line with the name and luxury of GAC cars.” He said he is confident that the quality of GAC Motor’s products will exceed the expectations of the consumers in the Saudi market.


Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Updated 20 February 2019
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Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Saudi shipping company Bahri is demonstrating its commitment to advancing the growth of maritime industry and improving security in the logistics business at the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) and Naval Defense and Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX).

The events are being held under the patronage of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, president of the UAE and supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces in Abu Dhabi from Feb.17-21.

Khaled bin Hussain Biyari, assistant minister of defense — executive affairs; General Awwad Eid Al-Balawi, director general of Saudi Arabian Border Guards; and other officials visited Bahri’s booth during the events.

As part of its participation, Bahri is showcasing its maritime capabilities and innovation-driven solutions at the largest defense expo in the Middle East. The company is also highlighting its unmanned surface vessels (USVs) at its booth. Powered by MAP Pro technology, which transforms any vessel into an autonomous one, Bahri’s USVs are capable of numerous applications, including gathering data, surveillance and reconnaissance. In addition, the vessels offer significant cost savings and reduce human workload in high-risk operations. 

Bringing together more than 1,310 specialized companies from 62 countries, both events offer a strategic business platform for exhibitors to present their latest naval, maritime and coastal security technology, equipment and crafts, and explore partnership opportunities with local and international companies. 

Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, said: “Events such as IDEX and NAVDEX provide a unique opportunity to gather new insights into new security technologies that can help companies thrive in a safe and secure trade. With Saudi Arabia being at the forefront of efforts aimed at maintaining stability and security in the region, maritime security is a key focus area for the Kingdom.” 

Aldubaikhi added: “Bahri’s presence at IDEX and NAVDEX 2019 is part of our strategy to further strengthen our offerings to enhance the Kingdom’s maritime capabilities and support its transformation as the world’s leading logistics hub. The exhibition also provides us with an excellent platform to connect with our customers and explore new partnership opportunities that will further drive our ambitious expansion plans.”

Bahri Logistics, one of the five business units within Bahri and one of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world, operates six new state-of-the-art multipurpose vessels that are capable of carrying different types of cargo, including project, ro-ro, breakbulk, equipment, and container cargo.