UAE Dial-A-Battery services in big demand
Dubai, December 17, 2013
UAE-based Dial-A-Battery roadside battery replacement service has said it has witnessed a 200 per cent growth during the year
With the UAE’s vehicle population standing at 2.2 million, and each car needing a battery change at least once every two years, more than one million automotive batteries need replacing on a yearly basis, said a company statement.
The service has tripled its fleet of vehicles and continues to expand its staff of more than 75,000, in response to growing interest, according to a senior official.
“We saw as many as 800 installations per month during the summer, and we expected slower winter months, but we continue to receive regular calls for rescue on a daily basis,” said Tahir Ali, operations manager.
“Our database of clients quadrupled, and the number of calls coming from Emirates airlines continues to increase, and we’re always looking at expansion opportunities in the UAE and beyond,” he stated.
“Dubai has recovered from the global financial crisis, and with mega-projects like the Dubai Expo in 2020 coming up, as well as regional events like the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, we’re expecting the number of cars to easily triple,” said Ali.
“We expect at least 200 per cent growth for 2014, and moving towards 2020 and 2022, with continued team expansion, we’re looking at a minimum of 2,000 installations per month during peak periods,” he added.
Each dispatch vehicle is equipped with new batteries, battery testing equipment, tools and analysers. The service also plans to include tracking software that allows Dial-A-Battery operators to pinpoint the callers’ exact location and delivery time. - TradeArabia News Service