Extended Partnership for 5 Years A Deal Valued at 250 Million EGP: Suez Cement Contracts with Ostool
(Cairo – July 2021) Crowning the great success Ostool achieved during its cooperation with Suez Cement over the past six years, Suez Cement – a subsidiary of Heidelberg Cement Group – has signed a contract to renew its cooperation with Ostool for five years.
Under the contract, about 65 fleet cars will be allocated for transporting cement and serving Suez Cement factories in Kattameya, Helwan and Suez. The volume of investment under the contract is about 250 million EGP. Ostool will allocate a number of its flatbed and silo trucks for transporting cement under this partnership. Ostool has also adapted its trucks allocated to transport bulk cement, in order to reduce the cost of transportation and reduce the environmental footprint.
The decision to extend the cooperation for five years is based on the highest levels of safety that Ostool’ trucks enjoy and the advanced technological systems used by Ostool, which provide real-time reports on the progress of trucks and monitor performance, besides Ostool’s compliance with safety and security measures. This cooperation reflects the trust Ostool enjoys in the Egyptian and regional market.
Tamer Badrawi, CEO of Ostool Company, said that this step strengthens the company’s position in the market, and it is expected that Ostool will transport over 180,000 tons of cement monthly for the Suez Cement, allocating 65 cars equipped with the latest technologies to serve the local market and promote export activities. Badrawi also noted that Suez Cement is one of Ostool’s most prominent clients, and the current contract has been extended for five years – an unprecedented agreement in the history of contracts between the two companies.
“Ostool has a fleet of over 250 heavy transport vehicles, as one of the largest transport fleets in Egypt. Ostool works efficiently to serve many sectors; most notably, cement industry, glass, wheat, raw materials, natural gas and petroleum.” Badrawi added, noting that Ostool pays special attention to providing goods transportation services within large factories. Ostool is currently seeking to expand its services in several new sectors, most notably the petroleum and natural gas sector.
He explained that the company’s fleet of cars is supported with the latest technologies, which ensure the delivery of products on time and guarantees the ability to track vehicles through Ostool’s smart system. Ostool is also keen to hire highly qualified drivers.
A New Partnership: Ostool Transports Ascom’s Carbonate to Ports for Export
(Cairo – July 2021) Ostool, the leading company in the field of transportation, has signed a partnership agreement with Ascom for Carbonate and Chemicals Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Qalaa Holdings. Under the partnership, Ostool shall transport raw material from Ascom factories in Minya governorate to all ports of Egypt, especially Sokhna port. Cooperation shall start as of July.
The partnership demonstrates the success of Ostool and the trust it enjoys among its customers, especially considering its commitment to the highest levels of industrial security.
Tamer Badrawi, CEO of Ostool, expressed his happiness with the cooperation, as it contributes to diversifying Ostool’s customer portfolio and strengthens the company’s efforts in promoting the export activities of Egyptian products.
Ostool Transport has a fleet of over 250 trucks. The company portfolio covers the cement and mining industries, grains, building materials, and various goods, and it has recently entered the field of transporting carbonate.
Ascom for Carbonate and Chemicals Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Qalaa Holdings, is one of the leading companies in Egypt in manufacturing calcium carbonate products, on which a number of industries are based, especially paper, paints, plastics and chemicals. Ascom’s factories include four production lines with a total capacity of 425,000 tons annually, and 85% of the company’s production is exported in containers to several international markets in South Asia, the Gulf countries, and many major African markets.
Ostool Achieves Highest Record of Retread Tires in Egypt
Ostool received a certificate of achievement for the highest retread tires record in 2015 and in the first half of 2016 in Egypt. The total number of retread tires was 859 in 2015, and 875 in the first half of 2016, signifying 39% of the total tire consumption. Retreading tires saves on money and time, and is an environmentally conscious practice. The process of retreading tires relies primarily on keeping track of pressure, retread depth, and the miles travelled by each tire. When the tire approaches the 3 mm mark, it is sent to Bridgestone, the retread tire company. Bridgestone carefully asses the tire condition and starts the retreading process.
The 3 mm tread is assessed physically and through an ultrasonic technique, and then removed and replaced with a new 18 mm tread. This process renews the tire so that it operates at full capacity. A process not yet adopted by many companies in Egypt, retreading adds almost 70% additional time to the life of a single tire. This process requires extensive follow-up, and a keen focus that ensures the tires are placed in the correct positions on the trucks for maximum output. In a country where tires are burnt after use, retreading massively benefits the environment and ensures a maximum use of the available resources. Ostool is committed to the retreading process and is expected to retread in the range of 1000 tires by the end of 2016.