Scania Malaysia’s Family Day held in Ipoh

Staff at Scania Malaysia are used to welcoming fleet owners and drivers while at work in their centres but the smiles were a little wider than usual recently because they were also welcoming their families.

Scania Southeast Asia Managing Director Marie Sjödin Enström with the Scania Malaysia Ipoh Branch team

Held at all the branches throughout Malaysia over July and August, the Scania Family Day that started out at its Bukit Jelutong branch and later reached Ipoh.

The purpose of the Scania Family Day is to give visiting family members an idea about what it’s like to work at Scania and the full picture of what Scania can offer as an employer. Families will learn more about Scania’s strategic focus which is on customer profitability by being in the forefront of sustainable transport solutions.

Also on site for them to see and understand are information counters for Scania Genuine Parts and Scania Fleet Management System, a Scania Truck Simulator game console and a Scania autonomous platooning table that depicts the future of the industry which Scania is developing.

“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 Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia, Marie Sjödin Enström, in Ipoh.

“We treat each other the way we want to be treated. We listen and understand. From drivers of vehicles to all our employees and society at large, the individual stands at the centre in all that we do. We seek to capture the knowledge, experience and ambition of each individual to continuously improve what we do, and how we do it”, added Marie.

The Scania Malaysia Ipoh Branch team giving the thumbs up after having a go at Scania Truck Simulator

The Ipoh branch event also saw the official handover of Scania vehicles to four of its key customers within the region – SR Gemilang Transport (M) Sdn Bhd, Perniagaan & Pengangkutan Yeap Sdn Bhd, Sakthy Transport Sdn Bhd and Chipseng Heng Enterprise Sdn Bhd. The customers cited the performance, reliability, fuel economy and safety of the Scania vehicles that contribute to the profitability and sustainability of their business, which make them the ideal choice for their haulage operations.

The Ipoh event also saw Scania presenting awards for achieving the best fuel savings for a competition based on its Fleet Management System to Ipoh Overland Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd for the bus category and Sakthy Transport Sdn Bhd for the truck category.

The Fleet Management System (FMS) is a total solutions approach from Scania for its customers to achieve the best profitability and efficiency in their businesses. It gathers data from the driver’s performance and vehicle, which is then used together with methods such as driver training and coaching to increase the productivity of the fleet, achieve fuel economy and eventually reduce the cost of operations.

Managing Director, Scania Southeast Asia Marie Sjödin Enström handing over the Best Truck Fuel Savings award of the Fleet Management System Competition in Ipoh to the Operation Manager of Sakthy Transport Sdn Bhd, Mr Ragunathan

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