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From right to left: Almajdouie; Ono; Saif and Al Biqawi exchanging tokens of appreciation at the cel

From right to left: Almajdouie; Ono; Saif and Al Biqawi exchanging tokens of appreciation at the cel



RPL: 10 years of partnership, success

The joint venture company between Almadouie Logistics of Saudi Arabia and The Sumitomo Warehouse Company of Japan provides integrated supply chain management and on-site logistics services to the petrochemical industry

July 2018

Rabigh Petrochemical Logistics (RPL), a joint venture company between Almajdouie Logistics of Saudi Arabia and The Sumitomo Warehouse Company of Japan, recently held a special celebration to mark its 10th anniversary. The event highlighted RPL’s many impressive achievements and included speeches, video presentations, and cultural entertainment.

For 10 years, the company has provided integrated supply chain management and on-site logistics services to the petrochemical industry by combining technical knowledge of polymer handling with transportation solutions.

Almajdouie Logistics CEO, Baheej Al Biqawi, said: “The company was established in 2007 to provide logistics services to Petro Rabigh, and in just 10 short years, we have come a long way. I recall Almajdouie and The Sumitomo Warehouse Company working night and day to fully understand the project before confidently joining hands to form RPL. Our aim was to create a leading company that could cater to the requirements of the growing petrochemical industry. I can confidently say we have achieved that goal. I would like to thank our entire team from top to bottom for creating such a supportive culture within the organisation. This not only helps each individual to progress, it makes the workplace feel more like a family environment.”

RPL has 560 employees of 15 different nationalities and an impressive 38 per cent Saudisation. Furthermore, a remarkable 20 per cent of the entire workforce has completed 10 years of service with the company.

Employees of RPL: team work

Employees of RPL: team work

The Sumitomo Warehouse Company President and CEO, Takanori Ono, said: “I would like to thank our valued client, Petro Rabigh, for placing its trust in RPL, and Almajdouie Logistics for 10 years of successful partnership. I’m very proud of our RPL staff for their hard work. I believe the most important elements are finding the right partner and building a strong relationship based on trust. We did not need much time to make a partnership agreement with Almajdouie because I was instantly attracted by the company’s professionalism and open minded mentality upon meeting with the chairman, Sheikh Ali Almajdouie, and Abdullah Almajdouie, Group president.”

RPL’s relationship with Petro Rabigh is built on teamwork, professional respect, and mutual understanding. During the milestone celebration, both companies noted that communication and collaboration continue to play important roles in their shared success.

Petro Rabigh PDD manager, Abdullah Saif, said: “I would like to thank RPL for its significant contributions to our success over the past 10 years. We sincerely appreciate the dedication, professionalism, and the strong spirit of collaboration we share. We look forward to celebrating the next chapter in our history, together.”

Almajdouie Group president, Abdullah Almajdouie, said: “RPL is a single project company, which means the client receives our full and undivided focus. This has led to a greater understanding of the project and created a unique bond between our companies. Over the past decade, Almajdouie and The Sumitomo Warehouse Company have built a strong partnership through trust, hard work, commitment, and care. I’m incredibly proud to celebrate RPL’s 10th anniversary, and I am confident that we can reach even greater heights in the years to come.”

Safety is a top priority for RPL and it recently reached three million safe man-hours, operating without any lost-time injuries. This impressive accomplishment is a testament to the quality of the safety processes in place and the diligence of the employees that follow them.

RPL general manager, Ryo Matsuda, said: “This achievement is a great example of our vigilance towards safety. It wouldn’t have been possible without the tireless efforts of everyone involved, or the strong team spirit and collaboration we share with our valued client. RPL and Petro Rabigh will continue to work closely to ensure the workplace is productive, professional, and safe for everyone.”

During the celebration, Ono and Almajdouie exchanged tokens of appreciation and thanked each other for the decade of support and mutual cooperation.




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