Scania expands customer base in north Malaysia

Sin Hock Soon Transport Sdn Bhd, Nurkasih Holiday & Tours Sdn Bhd and LLZ Haulage Sdn Bhd are examples of key customers of Swedish vehicle producer Scania. On 26 July Scania Malaysia handed over vehicles to these clients in the northern region, receiving in total 17 trucks, 6 buses and 2 trucks respectively.

Scania Southeast Asia MD Marie Sjödin Enström with the team from Scania (Malaysia) Butterworth branch

The keys were presented by Scania Southeast Asia Managing Director, Marie Sjödin Enström to Sin Hock Soon Director, Mr. Tony Yew; Nurkasih Holiday & Tours, Mr. Hafisol; and LLZ Haulage, Mr. Tajnoor at the Scania Butterworth service centre.

The three customers cited the performance, reliability, fuel economy and safety that Scania vehicles offer, all of which contribute to the profitability and sustainability of their businesses as well as Scania’s excellent after sales service.

Sin Hock Soon Transport and LLZ Haulage purchased the G410LA6x2MSZ trucks, 17 units and 2 units respectively. These G-series trucks promises powerful performance and increased fuel savings and are suitable to attain the best profitability during long-haul operations.

Meanwhile, the 6 buses acquired by Nurkasih Holiday & Tours – five K360IB4x2 and one K250IB4x2 – feature a powerful engine with higher torque at lower revs and are equipped with the Scania Opticruise gear-change that promises better comfort while reducing clutch and synchromesh wear.

Facilitated by Scania Credit, these new buses and trucks come with the standard package of the two-year free Scania Maintenance; two-year free 24/7 Scania Assistance and a ten-year free Scania Fleet Management System (FMS).

“We are proud to be a partner for Sin Hock Soon Transport and LLZ Haulage for their long-haul operations. We are also proud of our partnership with Nurkasih Holiday & Tours for their tour operations. We are indeed very happy that these established companies have placed their trust in Scania for the sustainability of their businesses,” said Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia, Marie Sjödin Enström.

The event also saw Scania presenting an award to Express Seni Budaya (M) Sdn Bhd for achieving the best fuel savings for a competition for the bus category based on the Scania Fleet Management System.

The FMS is a total solutions approach from Scania for its customers to achieve the best profitability and efficiency in their businesses by gathering data from the driver’s performance and vehicle.

That data is then used together with methods such as driver training and coaching to increase the productivity of the fleet, reduce fuel consumption and eventually reduce the cost of operations.

The handover of vehicles was held in conjunction with the Scania Open Day, which served as an opportunity for staff and their immediate family members as well as customers to mingle, understand what Scania can offer as an employer and have a more intimate look at how the company operates.

Mr Tajnoor, Director of LLZ Haulage Sdn Bhd, wins the Scania Truck Simulator challenge at the Scania (My) Butterworth Open Day.

“Scania’s continuing success is based on our employees and our core values. We focus on the individual and our future success depends on the achievements from our employees,” said Marie.

“We are currently driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. The Scania Open Days allow us to showcase what our solutions can do and gain feedback from customers and even families of staff; all of this for continuous improvement purposes. Only then can we make that shift”, added Marie.

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