Dubai Taxi Signs 9 million dirham Tyre Deal with Al Dobowi
Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) and the local Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) recently signed a contract with Al Dobowi Tyre to supply Hankook tyres to its fleet for two years in a deal worth 9 million dirhams (£1.525 million; 1.703 million euros; US$2.450 million). The contract was signed by DTC CEO Abdul Aziz Malik and Al Dobowi CEO Harjeev Singh Kandhari, in the presence of several directors and executives from both parties.
Al Dobowi was selected following a public tender attracting participation from several tyre specialist companies from across the globe. However, following analysis of offers made, Al Dobowi was nominated for submitting the best offer of 8,878,608 UAW dirhams. “…the company has a good record of experience and reputation in the field of tyres" commented Abdul Aziz Malik.
The contract also provides for tyre installation and balancing in addition to wheel alignment free of charge in case of replacing two or more tyres of a vehicle. According to local news reports, a DTC logo will be placed on the sidewall of the tyre, and the process is set to begin at Al Dobowi Al Qusais workshop, where the tyres of about 30 to 40 vehicles will be changed each day. All tyres will be inflated with Nitrogen gas free of charge.
Harjeev Singh Kandhari expressed his delight with winning this tender and working hand in hand with the RTA and DTC: “We stand ready to honour our commitments under the contract made and assigning due attention to safeguarding the interests of the RTA and the DTC fleet to achieve the utmost level of security and safety.”