Keestrack further develops distribution network in Saudi Arabia
General Trading & Equipment CJSC is the new Keestrack dealer for Saudi Arabia
To grow market share in Middle East, General Trading & Equipment CJSC, in short GTE, will be the importer of KEESTRACK mobile crushing and screening equipment in Saudi Arabia.
GTE, established in 1976 is a leading Construction Equipment and Construction Systems solution provider with a strong reputation on excellent after sales service and support to their customers and played an important role in the development of Saudi Arabia’s infrastructure and industries. “The mission of GTE is to have strong relationships with its customers by providing best-in-class solutions, products and service and support”, says Dr. Mohamed Shams Elramly, General Manager at GTE. “This is why GTE is happy to add Keestrack state-of-the-art crushing and screening equipment to our product portfolio”.
Keestrack CEO, Frederik Hoogendoorn, and Giovanni Bartoli, Area Sales Manager at Keestrack, are looking forward working with GTE to expand the business in Saudi Arabia. “GTE is a very professional and experienced company in the construction business with excellent staff and they have the same customer focus as Keestrack has: solution oriented”, says Frederik Hoogendoorn.
GTE has its headquarters in Damman and consists of 9 branches with their own sales and aftersales support, 5 service centres with workshop, and the company consists of 3 divisions: Construction Equipment, Cleaning & Industrial Equipment and Construction Systems. The company is doing business in construction, agriculture, infrastructure, mining, warehousing, facility management, utilities, industrial factories and oil & gas. “For Keestrack equipment, the focus in Saudi Arabia will be on quarrying and mining, but also to some extend on potential recycling business” says Giovanni Bartoli.
“One of the reasons GTE wanted to become a KEESTRACK dealer is the ability to deliver fully electric powered mobile crushing and screening equipment. The high tech Keestrack machinery reduces the cost of ownership and gives a great flexibility of drive systems and electric interconnectivity. The introduction of the mobile concept of crushing and screening will be a great opportunity for GTE in Saudia Arabia, as stationary applications are the standard. With GTE’s expertise within the market, Keestrack is confident GTE can easily explain the advantages of the high-capacity mobile crushers and screens to their clients” Bartoli continuous.
Keestrack, the global specialist for mobile crushing and screening equipment in the mining & quarrying, recycling and the aggregates industry, started introducing electric drives already in 2012 by the e-drive; electric plug-in with onboard diesel/gen-set, in case there is no electric plug-in available. The e-driven machines evolved to equipment with a drop-off engine/gen-set unit which could be placed next to the equipment, in less dusty and vibrant circumstances, or on the frame of the machine.
Keestrack introduced in 2021 the ZERO-drive machines, without any combustion engine on board. Electric motors drive most of the mobile crushing and screening equipment and power some necessary hydraulics systems. The following equipment is available in ZERO-drive: all cone crushers, impact crushers including the reversible vertical impact crusher I4e, scalper screens and the C6e classifier, all stackers, almost all jaw crushers and the tracked Apron feeder A6.
Tracked engine/gen-set unit
As a backup for the ZERO-drive machines Keestrack developed a tracked engine/generator unit introduced at Bauma Germany in 2022. It can supply connected Keestrack crushers, screens and stackers directly with electricity in case there is no plug-in connection from the grid available.
This way the economic advantages of the complete production train will rise due to using and maintaining only one engine for several machines.