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Foton C2 and C2S servicing offer right now

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The festive season is here and the good people at Foton are offering a FREE 50 point check and FREE air filter and also oil filter when you service your Foton C2 and Foton CS2 vans. This offer starts today, the 6th of May 2019 and runs until the 30th of June 2019. 

The C2 is powered by a proven Isuzu 2.5-litre turbo diesel engine while the CS2L has the mighty Cummins ISF 2.8-litre diesel engine.

The View CS2L is fitted with a modern Electronic Control Unit (“ECU”) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (“EGR”) system, allowing the window van to operate with a lower carbon footprint and higher efficiency. It also has Bosch’s four-channel ABS + EBD, a “3H high-strength” body, strong anti-collision bars, front and rear bumpers, dual airbags, a collapsible steering column and three-point seat belts. This makes it one of the safest vans in the domestic market.

Mpire Group aspires to change the way Malaysians perceive Chinese trucks. Chinese-made trucks, Fotons in particular, have improved by leaps and bounds over the last few years. Not only are they more durable and better built, but they’re also safer, more comfortable, more efficient and high tech.

There are currently 2 showrooms in Selangor for Foton customers. The first is dedicated to van operations and is located at 2, Jalan Pemberita U1/49, Temasya Industrial Park, 40150 Shah Alam. For super-truck operations, another exclusive showroom can be found at 2, Jalan Gitar 33/3, Elite Industrial Park, Section 33, 40460 Shah Alam. These showrooms offer one-stop service and are decked out with sophisticated equipment and facilities.

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ZF and Foton Open Joint Transmission Plant in China

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At the end of 2016, ZF entered into two joint ventures with Foton, a Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer, to produce and sell commercial vehicle transmissions. The partners have now opened a production plant in Jiaxing, to the south of Shanghai. The companies will focus primarily on the production of automated transmissions for heavy and light commercial vehicles.

The joint venture, known as ZF Foton HCV Automated Transmissions (Jiaxing) Co., Ltd., in which ZF holds a 51% share, is focused on heavy commercial vehicles. The main objectives of this enterprise are the production and marketing in China of ZF’s automatic commercial vehicle transmission system, TraXon. The system will be integrated into commercial vehicles produced by manufacturer and joint venture partner, Foton.

“In China, the demand for automated transmission systems for light and heavy commercial vehicles is growing strongly,” explains Wolf-Henning Scheider, Chief Executive Officer of ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

“Together with our partner Foton, we will produce our latest transmission technology in China and thus offer our local customers more efficiency, comfort and safety.” Compared to manual transmissions, the TraXon transmission, for example, reduces fleet average fuel consumption by up to 5 percent.

Heyi Xu, CEO of Foton’s parent company BAIC Group, added: “This joint venture sees the joined hands of two industry leaders. It speaks for the product innovation and business capabilities of BAIC, and ZF global leadership in transmission products and manufacturing.

Both parties will leverage on their respective technology and strengths, form a modular and standard production platform, in order to produce cutting-edge, efficient and intelligent transmission products for the world. We will provide Chinese customers of commercial vehicles the desired world-class products, leading the development of the sector.”

ZF Foton HCV Automated Transmissions (Jiaxing) Co., Ltd. began production today. Production capacities in Jiaxing will be expanded successively and this is where ZF will produce the TraXon 12-speed transmission for the Chinese market. With an efficiency factor of 99.7 percent, TraXon is the most efficient commercial vehicle transmission on the market today and can be combined with additional functions, ensuring its viability for future market developments.

These functions include, for example, ZF’s predictive gearshift strategy PreVision GPS. With improved use of the rolling function this can further increase efficiency. The off-road and rock-free functions can improve the transmission performance during winter months, or in special vehicle applications.

Moreover, ZF Foton HCV will offer the TraXon transmission system together with the Intarder transmission brake. This effectively brakes heavy trucks without strain or wear on the service brakes. The Intarder can increase safety and extend the service interval, thus offering additional cost advantages in practice. Production of the Intarder will also begin in Jiaxing, imminently.

A second joint venture, Foton ZF LCV Automated Transmissions (Jiaxing) Co., Ltd.,in which ZF holds a 40-percent share, produces transmissions for light commercial vehicles in Jiaxing for the Chinese market.

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Foton Offers A 5-Year “Resale Value Guarantee” Program  

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Mpire Commercial is the official distributor for Foton Daimler EST & ESTA models which offer both 4×2 and 6×4 specifications. In the very near future Mpire Commercial is about to introduce the 6×2 spec to Malaysia market.

Foton Daimler is also quoted as the best China produced Heavy Truck in Malaysia which equipped with Daimler designed, American’s Cummins Engine, German’s ZF Gearbox. Foton Daimler truck is definitely a solution for customer which is looking forward for cost saving with excellent performance and durability.

With the overwhelming demand, Mpire Commercial has decided to introduce the “Resale Value Guarantee” program with the objective to enhance customer experience as well as a token of appreciation for pioneer customers.

Foton buy back 5 years

 

The terms and conditions for the entitlement of the “Resale Value Guarantee” program as follows:

  • 5 years buy-back value at maximum 30% based on initial prime mover (body excluded)  invoices price from Mpire Commercial Sdn Bhd only (subject to the Prime Mover conditions and service records),
  • Entitled Prime mover is obliged to service at Mpire Commercial showroom or any appointed service center throughout the 5 years period,
  • Unauthorized modification on Prime mover engine, transmission, and main chassis shall void the validity of the buy-back program regardless is a major or minor modification,
  • If Prime mover electrical features, vehicle components, chassis and engine number is being tempered it shall not entitled for the buy-back program,
  • Prime mover which aged lesser then 5 years (calculated from date of registration) buy-back value shall be determine by Mpire Capital based on Prime mover condition and market condition which the price offered is deemed final,
  • The 30% buy-back value is subject to the 100% of refurbishment cost of the vehicle, in order to determine the final value of buy-back vehicle, and
  • To qualify for the buy-back program customer is obliged to purchase a new Prime Mover from Mpire Commercial before surrender the second hand Prime mover.

For this program Mpire Commercial is the merely the seller and the 5 years buy back policy is being underwrite by Mpire Capital, a related company to Mpire Commercial.

Mainly because Mpire Commercial is not involved in the evaluation of the buy-back process; thus Mpire Capital Sdn Bhd shall reserve the final right to opt for an acceptation or rejection of Prime mover buy-back of truck bases on terms and conditions aforementioned.

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Foton & Mpire Group on track for Malaysian success

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In early 2018, Mpire Group signed an agreement to distribute Beiqi Foton Motor (herein referred to as, ‘Foton’) vehicles. These vehicles include the ‘View C2 Panel Van (4.8 meters)’, ‘View CS2L 18 seater Window Van (6 meters)’ and ‘Foton-Daimler EST-A Super Heavy Truck’ and ‘EST Super Heavy Truck’.

About Foton’s Vehicles 

View C2 Panel Van & View CS2L 18-Seater Window Van

The C2 is powered by a proven Isuzu 2.5-litre turbo diesel engine while the CS2L has the mighty Cummins ISF 2.8-litre diesel engine.

The View CS2L is fitted with a modern Electronic Control Unit (“ECU”) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (“EGR”) system, allowing the window van to operate with a lower carbon footprint and higher efficiency. It also has Bosch’s four-channel ABS + EBD, a “3H high-strength” body, strong anti-collision bars, front and rear bumpers, dual airbags, a collapsible steering column and three-point seat belts. This makes it one of the safest vans in the domestic market.

Foton Daimler EST-A

The Foton Daimler EST-A is also known as the “Energy Super Truck”. It comes equipped with the latest generation Foton-Cummins ISG diesel engine. The truck is built around three core technologies: new energy, internet of vehicles and the automatic transmission.

This “Energy Super Truck” has been engineered for maximum fuel efficiency through its High Torque and Low RPM technology. The aim is to realize a 30% decrease of fuel consumption, a 30% decrease of carbon emission, and a 70% increase in overall freight transport efficiency.

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About Beiqi Foton Motor

Headquartered in Beijing, Foton has been a major manufacturer of trucks, buses, tractors, heavy duty as well as passenger vehicles and machinery since 1996. They are a part of two important 50:50 joint ventures. The first with Daimler AG (Beijing Foton Daimler Automobile Co., Ltd) which resulted in the development of the ‘Foton-Daimler Super Truck’. The second is with Cummins Inc. (Foton Cummins Engine Company) which produces the diesel engines found in many Foton vehicles.

Foton has recognised the marketing strength of the Mpire Group and has selected them to distribute Foton vehicles in Malaysia.

About MPire Group

Mpire Group aspires to change the way Malaysians perceive Chinese trucks. Chinese-made trucks, Fotons in particular, have improved by leaps and bounds over the last few years. Not only are they more durable and better built, but they’re also safer, more comfortable, more efficient and high tech.

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There are currently 2 showrooms in Selangor for Foton customers. The first is dedicated to van operations and is located at 2, Jalan Pemberita U1/49, Temasya Industrial Park, 40150 Shah Alam. For super-truck operations, another exclusive showroom can be found at 2, Jalan Gitar 33/3, Elite Industrial Park, Section 33, 40460 Shah Alam. These showrooms offer one-stop service and are decked out with sophisticated equipment and facilities.

An additional 2 showrooms, located at Butterworth and Johor Bahru, will be ready by Q1 2019.

Committed to Customer Satisfaction

Prior to this, customers of Chinese trucks have had problems acquiring spare parts. This has made many reluctant to purchase new trucks. In order to boost customer confidence, Mpire has purchased more than RM1,000,000 worth of spare parts from Foton even before any trucks get on the road. This will maximise truck usage and ensure no “Vehicle Off Road” or “VOR” situations.

 

To further enhance customer satisfaction, Mpire Group has prepared a 24 hour off-road rescue team which can be reached via the toll-free number 1300-22-3399 beginning on the 1st of January 2019. A strategic alliance with a reputable company has been formed to ensure customer needs can be taken care of any time of the day, any day of the week.

Mpire Group will also launch an app for customers to more conveniently book service appointments. The app will also feature a GPS-enabled panic button to help pinpoint drivers who are in need of assistance.

Additionally, Mpire Group has appointed PKT Logistics Group to handle and manage spare-parts distribution. Being one of Malaysia’s largest and most competent logistics companies, PKT Logistics Group will be able to deliver spare parts within 48 hours to any local location.

By being customer-oriented, offering sustainable products with affordable prices, and by excelling in after sales service, Mpire Group is confident it can make Foton vehicles a success in Malaysia.

It is an exciting year for both Mpire Group and the Foton brand. Mpire is proud  to represent Foton in this niche segment and will strive to achieve excellence in term of customer satisfaction.

For more information, please head to the ‘Foton-Malaysia’ Facebook page (facebook.com/mpirefotonmalaysia).

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PKT takes delivery of their Foton Supertrucks

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Malaysia’s fastest growing warehousing and logistic provider, PKT Logistic will be the very first of many logistic companies in the country to use The all new Foton Automatic Transmission Supertruck which is designed by Daimler (Mercedes-Benz), powered by Cummins (world largest independent diesel engine producer), working with the german made ZF gearbox and produced by China Largest Commercial Vehicle Brand by export and sales, Foton. 

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Mpire Group Launches Foton’s 3S in Glenmarie  

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The Mpire Group has just successfully launched their Mpire Asia 3S centre at Glenmarie and the all new Foton View C2 5.4 meter panel van and the Foton CS2 L 6 meter 18-seater window van in Malaysia.

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Mpire Group thanks YB Tuan Tan Kok Wai, Malaysian special envoy to China and Datuk Aishah Ahmad, MAA President who together graced and officiated the event. A big thank you also goes to Mr. Khoo Kah Chin, President of KL & Selangor Used car and Credit Companies Association and the top management from Foton International who attended the event.

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