FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV), through its logistics arm and subsidiary, FGV Transport Services Sdn. Bhd. (FGV Transport) has recently acquired 44 MAN TGS 6×4 prime movers from MAN Truck & Bus (M) Sdn. Bhd. (MAN Malaysia), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MAN Truck & Bus SE of Germany.
With the new fleet additions, the FGV Group now owns 560 units of trucks – 503 units for inland transport and 57 units for courier transport.
Mohd Nazrul Izam Mansor, FGV’s Group Chief Executive Officer said, “As a major logistics player in the country with a fleet of over 500 trucks and 14 nationwide hubs, the new fleetadditions will support the Group in meeting the rising market demand for efficient logistics management.”
“This purchase is also part of the Group’s plan to strengthen our inland businesses under FGV Transport, with a projected additional revenue of RM6.5 million a year,” added Mohd Nazrul.
The first 15 units of the 44 prime movers have been delivered, with the remaining units expected to arrive by the end of December.
Andrew O’Brooks, Managing Director of MAN Malaysia remarked that the tender win was a significant boost for the company and brand. It was also the largest single order for MAN Malaysia in 2021.
“Major transportation and logistics companies are increasingly putting their trust in MAN Trucks. Despite the pandemic, we have recruited a number of new customers to the MAN Truck family in the last 24 months. We are honoured that FGV Transport is among them. We are optimistic about future growth in 2022, having established ourselves as a leading provider of intelligent and sustainable transportation solutions with the recent launch of our Euro V-powered New MAN Truck Generation,” said O’Brooks.
The trucks’ model is MAN TGS 33.480 6X4 variant powered by the MAN D26 common-rail diesel engine with a maximum power output of 480hp and 2,300 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 12-speed MAN TipMatic® gearbox with retarder and off-road ready software.
Mohd Nazrul also said that the MAN Trucks’ high-capacity engines are ideal for FGV Transport’s operations, which involves transportation of high volume of bulk or liquid cargo with an average capacity of 40 metric tonnes (MT) per trip.
“They are also equipped with various safety features that include two auxiliary brakes which is an important component required by FGV Transport in ensuring safety and comfort for our drivers,” added Mohd Nazrul.
“Having built an unmatched track record as the largest transporter of crude palm oil in the country over the past few decades, these new trucks will support our growing business beyond the FGV group to external customers in sectors such as cold chain transportation, oil and gas, haulage and industrial segment moving forward,” continued Mohd Nazrul.