The dream of building a Saudi car from scratch comes true for Belal
Dreaming of building a car since he was a kid, Bilal Abdulazez, started his career in the civil and military automotive industries in the United States of America after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in business administration.
When asked ‘why Ceer?’, Bilal says, “Being a part of the Ceer team is exciting. I have the opportunity to gain experience from the best leaders in the automotive industry.”
“After graduating, I dreamed of working in the first car manufacturing company in the Kingdom, and now the dream is a reality as we are designing, manufacturing and selling the first Saudi battery-powered electric car,” Belal added.
Bilal is making his dream come true by working as an assistant manager in the manufacturing department at CEER. The department’s responsibilities include designing, planning and constructing a one-million-square-meter factory in Industrial Valley (IV) near King Abdullah Port in KAEC.
The factory will contain all the different stages involved in the manufacture of electric cars, starting from stamping to building the body of the car, painting, and finally the battery and assembly. Everything will be completed according to the highest international standards and the latest technologies to ensure manufacturing efficiency.
Bilal’s role includes overseeing the department’s budget and monitoring the project schedule, in addition to managing the sustainability projects that will be implemented in the factory. In addition to maintaining high standards and quality, being sustainable is important to the company, and Ceer aspires to minimize energy and water usage while keeping the factory a zero-waste landfill site.
The transportation sector is considered one of the most promising priority sectors in the Kingdom, which includes automotive, as it supports the development of new industries and an ecosystem, contributes to attracting international and local investments. It also creates job opportunities for local talent, enables the private sector and contributes to increasing Saudi Arabia’s GDP over the next decade as part of the Public Investment Fund’s strategy to drive economic growth in line with Vision 2030.
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