H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahed, UAE Minister of Environment and Water, has today (February 14, 2013) inaugurated the state-of-the-art Imdaad Mechanical Workshop, which is one of the biggest facilities of its kind in the UAE for servicing and maintaining all types of vehicles, especially waste collection trucks. The 30,000-square meter facility, located in Dubai’s JAFZA South, has been built at a cost of AED 12 million for the first phase, and is expected to reduce the overall cost of maintaining Imdaad’s fleet of more than 200 vehicles by 25 per cent, allowing the company to recover its investments within a short period of time.
Equipped with advanced maintenance and repair tools and technologies, Imdaad’s Workshop will facilitate all in-house services for denting, painting, welding and tire maintenance, and will service all types of small, medium and heavy vehicles. The workshop will include four wash bays, which have been designed to comply with environmental standards and regulations, while it has also been optimized for recycling and reuse of water. Imdaad also revealed plans to further expand the facility in the future, utilizing the entire 30,000 square-meter plot it has acquired in JAFZA South.
Jamal Abdulla Lootah, CEO, Imdaad, said: “The inauguration of the new Workshop marks an important milestone in our continuing thrust to consolidate Imdaad’s core competencies and ultimately enhance the quality of our services. The workshop drastically reduces expenditure related to maintaining and servicing Imdaad’s large fleet of vehicles, while significantly minimising vehicle downtime, resulting in a huge improvement in productivity and efficiency. Moreover, the new Workshop reaffirms Imdaad’s commitment to proactively invest in the latest technologies, techniques and best practices that will empower us to introduce strategic FM services that cater to the specific needs of our clients. Imdaad will continue to leverage new technological advances and knowledge to deliver integrated FM solutions that have an immediate and direct impact on the sustainable development of the society.”
The Workshop utilizes advanced computer applications to automate and fast track various process, while maintaining a detailed history of all maintenance/repair work done on each equipment or vehicle, as well as the man-hours and materials used.
Imdaad has gained a strong reputation in the region as an adopter and implementer of the latest FM technologies and practices. The company acquires eco-friendly equipment and prioritizes sustainability across all its operations. It also conducts recycling training for its clients, corporate partners and staff, in addition to providing free recycling bins in certain projects where it handles waste management and collection service.