Speedy service

15 April 2008

In an effort to meet the huge demand for aggregates in Dubai, UAE, Demir Export has turned to a fleet of Volvoexcavatorsand wheeled loaders. Based in Demir's Ra's al Khaimah quarry, 100 km north of Dubai, the equipment is loading independently owned and operated haulers quickly and efficiently, a crucial selling point in a region where time is money, according to Hamit Aykut Unal, manager of Demir's Wadi Is ni quarry

“We have to fill the trucks fast or their drivers will not wait and will work for our competitors instead. Each driver wants to make two or even three trips from quarry to customer a day, and any delay in getting refilled can reduce their profitability,” said Mr Unal.

Four Volvo EC460B excavators, an EC290B excavator and two L180E wheel loaders are currently loading over 170 trucks a day at the site, and load times range from five minutes for loose material to 20 minutes for large armour rock.

Latest News
NDFC reacts to UK’s Labour election win
Prime Minister Keir Starmer to fast-track approval of urban brownfield sites
Mace’s revenue passes £2bn mark
UK-based Mace has seen its revenue pass the £2 billion mark, driven by an expansion of global consultancy work and a five-year high for construction revenue
Corruption controversy engulfs Australian construction union
An Australian government minister has asked the federal police to investigate allegations of corruption against the construction division of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU)