Getting closer to customers in Saudi Arabia

September 7, 2018 SIMON JENSEN

The new FLSmidth office on the coast of the Arabian Gulf in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, improves the support and service we can provide to customers, and it strengthens our cement and mining offerings in the growing Saudi Arabian market.

In the new FLSmidth office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), there are around 12 members of staff dedicated to serving and supporting customers. The team includes a service engineer for Packing-Loading-Palletizing and a service engineer for grinding rollers and tires for cement and mining equipment. Customers can take advantage of the advanced kiln inspection equipment and tools that are permanently based in KSA, facilitating fast and efficient service.

Until December 2018, FLSmidth’s KSA lawyer, Mr. Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, is acting as the interim General Manager in the new office. The permanent General Manager will take up the position in the New Year.

More immediate support
KSA is the largest economy in the Middle East, accounting for 50% of the GDP of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Currently, KSA is the world's 13th largest cement producer with an installed capacity beyond 70 million tonnes a year.

The large mining sector in KSA is dominated by the government-owned “Ma’aden”, with major production facilities of aluminium, gold, phosphate, coal, zinc, and copper. As part of the "Saudi Vision 2030", mining in KSA is identified as a key area of growth and a key contributor to the diversification of the Kingdom’s economy.

“FLSmidth is today servicing more than 75% of the 44 kilns in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and we are committed to continuing to support and upgrade our valued KSA cement and mining customers. Our permanent local presence in Al-Khobar will now offer customers more immediate service and support. We look forward to working even more closely with them and strengthening the working relationships.” - Simon Jensen, Head of FLSmidth Group, Middle East

Simon Jensen

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