The K 440 P8x4 units ... delivered to Oryx Mix.

Renault Trucks, a leading provider of commercial vehicles for heavy construction and the long-haul segment, has secured a contract from Oryx Mix, one of the UAE’s major concrete suppliers, for supply of 10 heavy-duty K 440 mixers.

Announcing the fleet deal, Renault Trucks said it will help the Emirati group to handle the concrete industry requirements across the Northern Emirates.

These 10 units are additional to the company’s existing fleet of 240 Renault Trucks units. The K 440 P8x4 rigid chassis models, equipped with 12 CBM transit concrete mixers and supplied by Renault Trucks’ partner United Diesel, will help to optimise local operations as a result of their functionality and fuel efficiency.

Oryx Mix will use the trucks to transport readymix concrete across the emirates of Dubai, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah. The new models will help Oryx Mix ease operations and increase efficiency, and at the same time deliver the highest levels of safety for its drivers.

The global trucking giant said the K 440 model has been mainly designed to meet the needs of Oryx Mix’s operations, by optimising business activities and productivity and maximising profitability. The combination of an Optidriver AT 2612F gearbox, with an automatic clutch, a 445-litre tank and a 440hp engine reduces operations costs through the minimisation of fuel consumption, it stated.