Nissan-Petromin plans to open 20 more showrooms in Kingdom

Covering more than 3,000 sqm, the Nissan-Petromin showroom has the capacity to display the full model lineup of Nissan cars and is fitted out to Nissan’s global brand standards.
Updated 16 October 2016
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Nissan-Petromin plans to open 20 more showrooms in Kingdom

Nissan-Petromin, Nissan’s new dealer in Saudi Arabia, opened its first showroom in Riyadh on Oct. 10. The showroom is located on Al-Thumamah Road in north Riyadh.
Covering more than 3,000 sqm, the showroom has the capacity to display the full model lineup of Nissan cars and is fitted out to Nissan’s global brand standards.
The opening of this showroom reflects the Petromin’s plan to expand its network and it marks the first time full showroom and vehicle sales in the Central Region.
Nissan-Petromin plans to open a further 20 showrooms across the Kingdom by the end of 2017.
Sakhr Jamjoom, VP, marketing and HR, Petromin Corporation, said: “Petromin is already the market leader in lubricants sales and vehicle servicing in Saudi Arabia, and we are determined to rapidly expand our Nissan showroom and aftersales facility network. Petromin Express is already the largest quick lube network in Saudi Arabia and supports all brands of vehicles. While we continue to expand our network, our aim is always to exceed the expectations of our customers and enhance their purchase and servicing experience. This can be only be achieved by providing excellent customer experience at every touch point in the ownership cycle.”
Simon Frith, MD, Nissan Saudi Arabia, stated: “Today, we witness a new part to Petromin’s story. We know now that Petromin’s strength and expertise in customer service excellence is extended to the central region, and soon across the rest of the Kingdom.”
Commenting on the showroom’s opening, Tony Barlow, chief operating officer of Petromin Saudi Arabia, said: “This ultra-modern showroom is a corner stone for our Nissan business and our expansion in the Kingdom. Petromin looks forward to expanding its business in the central region and Riyadh in particular and to supporting our customers fulfill their motoring needs.”


Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Updated 12 December 2018
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Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Careem held the first edition of its Captain’s Excellence Award Ceremony in Riyadh on Saturday. The event, which will be held annually, was the first-of-its-kind in the region and welcomed over 300 top-performing “captains” (Careem drivers) across the Kingdom. 

The captains were awarded based on different criteria such as: Captains with the highest number of trips, highest (customer-given) ratings and longest serving captains. Rewards were also handed out to captain ambassadors, i.e. those with the highest number of referrals and captains that were given a special shoutout on social media by customers for their dedication to their service. Several rewards were handed out along with the grand prize, a brand new car. 

Abdulla Elyas, chief people officer and co-founder of Careem, opened the event with an ode to the captains in attendance, thanking them for their service and commitment in driving impact through meaningful initiatives across the Kingdom. Some of these initiatives included the vaccination campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, which helped more than 100,000 men, women and children across 17 cities get vaccinated in their own homes. Careem also collaborated with Bupa Arabia during Ramadan this year to donate clothes from customers to people in need, where over 180,000 donations were collected. 

Elyas also announced Careem’s partnership with Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP) in delivering the first installment of cars for the empowerment of people with special needs. The foundation, chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, will provide a number of cars over the course of seven years to men and women of the Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia) after being trained.

“Our captains are the lifeblood of our business and we wanted to celebrate these men and women for helping us achieve our mission of simplifying and improving the lives of people in the Kingdom,” Elyas said. 

“We are proud to have 395,000 ‘captainahs’ (female drivers) and captains registered with us to date in Saudi Arabia, providing over 122 million rides. This ceremony is our small way to thank them for their service and reward them for the hard work they put in every day so that people have a safe way to get around. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today” 

Muaaed Al-Saeed, a representative from the Public Transport Authority (PTA), said: “We are excited to have you all; you have overcome each obstacle you were faced with in a short span of time and for that we are extremely proud.” 

He added: “On this occasion, I convey the regards of PTA President Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih. The participation of myself and Majed Al-Zahrani, PTA general manager, is proof of our support to all the captains.”