The first units of Renault Trucks’ K440 8X4 chassis model to be delivered in the GCC region has gone to Ocean Readymix & Precast, a concrete supplier based in Al Ain.

Five units of the model, which has a transit mixer capacity of 14 cubic metres, were delivered by Al Masaood, Renault Trucks’ UAE-based importer and among the largest integrated industrial, commercial and service organisations in the Middle East. Ocean Readymix & Precast will use the new units to service its projects and customers in Al Ain.

The K440 8X4 chassis model has a gross vehicle weight of 50t, which suit Ocean Readymix’s operational requirements. Renault Trucks is also backing up the sale with a preventive maintenance service contract and reliable after-sales support. Among other features in the new K range models are the Optidriver manual gearbox with automated shifting and Renault Trucks’ Optibrake exhaust braking system which provides added safety with a 300kW power rating. Other features the trucks come with include wheel anti-slip regulation (ASR). hill-start aid, anti-lock braking system (ABS), emergency braking assist (AFU) and electronic parking brake (EPB).

Eyad Ibrahim Dukhan, MD, Ocean Readymix & Precast, was quoted as saying: “Working with Renault Trucks for the very first time to bring this unique deal to light has been an extremely positive experience. Not only have we been able to collaborate closely to introduce the largest concrete mixer yet to the region, but the finance scheme offered by the brand ensures maximum flexibility for us as a business. With its tried and tested engine, differential and gearbox, we have total confidence in our new trucks’ capabilities.”

Mohamed El Zeftawi, GM, Al Masaood Commercial Vehicles & Equipment, added: “We’re very pleased to collaborate with Ocean Readymix & Precast and to provide them with our best-in-class holistic sales and aftersales services. Our sales and services are in line with Al Masaood’s commitment to bringing enhanced customer experience and satisfaction. For Ocean Readymix & Precast, the K range model was a perfect fit for their needs due to its high capability and durability features that fully support the company’s operations. This collaboration is another testament to the industry’s trust in our capability to deliver high-performing products and complete solutions according to the globally recognised standards.”

According to Renault Trucks, its K range of heavy construction trucks is designed keeping the Middle East’s toughest terrains in mind. The range offers reduced fuel consumption and high profitability, and also features the latest technology aids. The range is powered by 11-litrel and 13-litre engines and sports all-wheel drive (AWD) capabilities.

Guillaume Zimmermann, commercial director of Renault Trucks Middle East, said: “This order by Ocean Readymix & Precast demonstrates the confidence that exists in the marketplace for our line-up of high quality, K range transit mixer models. Complemented by the peace of mind and first-class customer service offered by our local partner, Al Masaood Commercial Vehicles & Equipment, the K model is the perfect working tool for customers around the UAE and wider Gulf region.”