Front End signs exclusive partnership with Crane+

Front End Limited Company, a Saudi-owned firm that provides advanced products and solutions to the energy, mining, industrial, maritime and logistics sectors, has signed an exclusive deal with Crane+ at the Future Minerals Forum (FMF). This partnership marks a significant shift in the energy and mining sectors in Saudi Arabia and the wider region, indicating a key moment for industry innovation and collaboration.
The agreement formalises Front End’s exclusive role as the primary collaborator for Crane+’s cutting-edge products and services within the dynamic landscape of Saudi Arabia, namely proposing the transformation of industrial and mining and oil & gas operations by incorporating the use autonomous high payload, long-range drones and trucks.
Front End’s growing ecosystem of partner companies demonstrates their commitment to innovation, with this one in particular paving the way towards a promising logistics and critical operations future through the development of next-generation autonomous systems.
Significant leap
The partnership falls in line with the National Industrial Development and Logistics Programme (NIDLP) under Saudi Vision 2030, to position the kingdom as a leading industrial power and a central global logistics hub. This alignment signifies a significant leap forward in the progression of the mineral-mining industry. The agreement by Front End was one of two that were announced on the second day of the FMF 2024 in Riyadh.
Majid Alghaslan, Chairman and CEO of Front End Limited Company, commented: “In announcing our exclusive partnership with Crane+, Front End is not only reinforcing its key transformational role in the Kingdom but also pioneering the autonomy economy. This collaboration marks a significant step in revolutionizing mining and oil & gas and logistics sectors with autonomous drones and trucks, aligning with the National Industrial Development and Logistics Programme (NIDLP) and Saudi Vision 2030. Our aim is to make autonomous technology the core of industrial operations, setting new standards in efficiency, safety, and sustainability. As we lead this transformative journey, we are not just introducing advanced technology; we are at the forefront of the global autonomy economy, driving innovation and excellence.”
A spokesperson from Crane+ said: “Celebrating our exclusive partnership with Front End at FMF 2024 marks a significant milestone for Crane+. This collaboration with Front End, a leader in providing advanced solutions in energy, mining, industrial and logistics, signifies our shared commitment to excellence, innovation, and transformative advancements. Together, we aim to redefine the landscape of mining and oil & gas operations in Saudi Arabia and the wider region, leveraging cutting-edge autonomous technologies.
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