Abdul Latif Jameel Heavy Equipment, an Abdul Latif Jameel business, today announced plans to build and operate a state-of-the-art facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, designed to provide easy access to customers as well as best-in-class services in the heavy equipment sector.

The announcement was made during a ground-breaking ceremony which was attended by Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel, Chairman and President of Abdul Latif Jameel and also by Hassan Jameel, Deputy President and Vice Chairman of Abdul Latif Jameel Domestic Operations. Representing Abdul Latif Jameel Heavy Equipment was M. Arif Chishti, Managing Director, as well as well as the senior management teams of the consultant and contractor for the project.

“Customer satisfaction is key to the success of any business, whether it be small or large,” said Hassan Jameel. “We are confident that once this new facility is operational, our customers and partners will not only benefit from easier access to their equipment, but they will also be able to tap into our pool of expertise and local industry knowledge.”

Located close to the Harmain road in Jeddah, the facility will boast a comprehensive layout including a guest reception area, parts counter and warehouse, multiple workshop bays, a component rebuild area, training center and equipment test area. As part of its network expansion strategy, Abdul Latif Jameel Heavy Equipment also plans to build modern facilities in further locations in Saudi Arabia, including Riyadh, Dammam and Abha.

“In order to meet the demands of our ever-changing region, industry players must be able to address and adapt to business needs faster than ever before,” said M. Arif Chishti. ” The facility, scheduled to commence operations in 3Q 2015, is designed to ensure optimal productivity, workflow efficiency and increased flexibility while giving young Saudi talent the opportunity to experience and be part of a specialized work environment through our training center.”

Contributing to the continuous development of Saudi Arabia and the region, Abdul Latif Jameel Heavy Equipment provides world-class construction equipment and specialist training and servicing as well as Sharia-compliant financing. In 2013, Abdul Latif Jameel Heavy Equipment acquired the distribution rights in Saudi Arabia for the leading Japanese brand, Komatsu. Its product line-up includes wheel loaders, excavators, bulldozers, motor graders, dump trucks and pipe layers.