UD Trucks on 16 December 2013 delivered the first units of Quester, its all-new heavy-duty truck range, designed specifically for growth markets in Asia and the rest of the world, including Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Regarded as an industry game-changer, the Quester is designed, priced and equipped with features that cater to a multitude of different industries, from distribution to long-haul transportation, mining to construction.
Thailand’s Asia Group, the receiver of the first units, is in the concrete pile manufacturing business that demands for especially strong heavy-duty trucks, catering the transportation of the massy products. The deal between UD Trucks and Asia Group – which comprises 15 units in total – includes the signing of a comprehensive 3-year maintenance and repair contract.
Being part of the Volvo Group since 2007, UD Trucks has since geared up its manufacturing and distribution capabilities in Thailand. To achieve ‘closer to market’ status and ensure responsiveness to the demands from the Asian markets, investments over USD62 million (THB2 billion) had been made to expand the Greater Bangkok-based plant by adding a 20,000sqm facility with annual production capacity of up to 20,000 units. Additionally, USD93.5 million (THB3 billion) had been invested to increase the Thai dealer network.
Since its official introduction in August, the new UD Trucks range has received rousing support from the industry. Commercial transport companies in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia have put in orders for the Quester, regarded as an industry game-changer.
The Quester is designed, priced and equipped with features that cater to a multitude of different industries, from distribution to long-haul transportation, mining to construction.
With economic reports showing that Asia will have fast infrastructure growth, especially in Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia and Thailand, UD trucks believes that there is high demand for the right commercial transportation.
Source: UD Trucks Thailand