Saudi Readymix Begins Construction on New Factory in Key Location

Saudi Readymix announces the establishment of a SR 18 million commercial ready-mixed concrete plant in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, to service the rapidly-growing industrial city.

The Royal Commission sets stringent quality standards for all projects in Yanbu. Commenting on these standards, Fadi Mujahed, Saudi Readymix's Marketing Director said, "We are well equipped for this challenge. We were one of the first ready-mixed concrete companies to establish a presence in Jubail Industrial City in 1978, and have been involved with most of the Royal Commission projects ever since. Our presence in Jubail has expanded since that time to include two main stations, four batching plants and the largest fleet of equipment in the area".

The new 15,600 square meter Yanbu facility - which is scheduled to be operational by the end of January 2007 - will start with an annual production capacity of 120,000 cubic meters of concrete, with plans to double that in 2008.

"Yanbu, as one of the most rapidly developing areas in the Kingdom, was the ideal location to establish this new plant. It represents a crucial step in our ambitious expansion plans, and it is but one of many new plants which we plan to begin commissioning in the near future," added Mujahed.

Ready-mixed concrete's unique combination of strength, durability, economy, and versatility make it an ideal choice for any construction project ranging from residential villas to mega-projects.

"This will be our ninth station in the Western Region," said Bader Hussain, Saudi Readymix's Regional Manager for the Western Region. "Our first station in this region was established in Makkah 17 years ago, and we currently have plants in Jeddah, Makkah, Medina and Rabigh in eight different locations."

"In Yanbu, we will be setting up two batching plants, which can both produce over 200 cubic meters of concrete per hour, an ice plant, an aggregate washing plant, a large number of mobile pumps and truck mixers, and other auxiliary equipment," Bader continued. "The plant will also be equipped with a modern lab for testing concrete and raw materials."

"Yanbu is one of the many cities that we are targeting to serve in the near future. We are planning to expand our 19-station network further by establishing three more commercial stations during 2007. This does not include the five on-site stations that we currently operate. Our objective is to be available to serve our growing number of customers kingdom-wide," Mujahed concluded.