Online PR News – 23-September-2011 – – Saudi Readymix’s Concrete – Product Knowledge training course has recently been, and for the first time, made available to all Saudi Readymix’s female staff (Ladies’ Division). A total of six women from the Ladies’ Division took part in the course all of whom passed with scores well above the required minimum.

The Concrete Product Knowledge training course is offered semiannually at Saudi Readymix and is setup to provide non-technical staff with basic information on four main areas of ready-mixed concrete: Concrete Properties; Raw Materials; Concrete Production, Transport, and Handling; and Troubleshooting.

Mr. Khalid Baghdadi, Managing Director, said, “We, at Saudi Readymix, are committed to the training and continuous development of all our employees. The Concrete Product Knowledge course is a part of our initiative in ensuring that all our employees are fluent in the basic technology of concrete. The course was designed and initiated more than seven years ago with excellent results. Three years ago, we established the Ladies Division, which is growing steadily, and we are pleased that they have now been given the chance to learn more about concrete.”

Each of the four topics (main areas) was covered in a seven hour session and once all four sessions were complete the female participants were subjected to a written exam. All the participants from the Ladies’ Division passed.

“We were very excited to take this course,” said Ms. Shahnaz Zainal, Senior Marketing Assistant, one of the participants from Ladies’ Division. “I have been with the Company for over three years and thought I knew well enough about concrete, but this course gave us a broader view on concrete and an in-depth insight into concrete technology.”

Saudi Readymix is the largest producer of concrete in the Kingdom. The Company employs over 2,900 employees and operates 30 concrete factories, 4 quarries and 3 concrete-blocks factories throughout the Kingdom.

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About Saudi Readymix

Saudi Readymix is the leading producer and supplier of ready-mixed concrete and related products in Saudi Arabia. The company was established in 1978 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Khalid Ali Alturki & Sons Company (Alturki), a leading industrial conglomerate.

Saudi Readymix employs a workforce of over 2,900 managerial, administrative, technical and operational staff. Its teams of technical experts offer specific advice and assistance to customers throughout the Kingdom. The teams operate local, regional and central laboratories that develop unique mix designs, perform routine testing and analysis on concrete products and research new and underdevelopment products. All of Saudi Readymix employees, not only technical teams, undergo intensive in-house technical training.

Since its establishment, Saudi Readymix has worked on an impressive array of prestigious projects for the public, private and governmental sectors. Most of the company’s factories are officially approved as suppliers to major governmental and industrial authorities, such as Saudi Aramco, SEC, SABIC, the Royal Commission, MoDA, to name a few.

The company’s network of factories is strategically located throughout the Kingdom in order to cover all major commercial and industrial areas. These areas include: Dammam, Sihat, Aziziyah, Hofuf, Jubail, Khafji, Khursaniyah, Ras Al Khair, Riyadh North, Riyadh South, Riyadh West, Al-Kharj, Jeddah North, Jeddah South, Jeddah Briman, Makkah, Medina, Yanbu and Rabigh.

Saudi Readymix boasts the largest fleet of ready-mixed concrete equipment in Saudi Arabia with over 550 truck mixers and 170 mobile and stationary pumps.

Its products include an extensive library of concrete recipes, many of which are unique to the company, along with hot mix asphalt, aggregates and concrete masonry units.