FGV Transport Services Sdn Bhd (FTSSB) has added 41 units of the New MAN TGS prime movers with low emission Euro V specification engines to its land transport fleet as it ramps up its container haulage business.
The latest addition to FTSSB’s fleet comprises five units of MAN TGS 4×2 and 10 units of 6×2, both which will be used for container haulage. The remaining 26 units are MAN TGS 6×4 which are ideal for heavy-duty cargo transportation. The MAN TGS Trucks are assembled locally in Serendah, Selangor by MAN Truck & Bus (M) Sdn Bhd (MAN Malaysia), a wholly owned subsidiary of MAN Truck & Bus SE of Germany.
FGV Holdings Berhad Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dato’ Mohd Nazrul Izam Mansor received the first 15 units of the new MAN TGS Trucks from MAN Malaysia Managing Director Andrew O’Brooks and General Manager Thayalan Subramaniam at FTSSB’s logistics hub at Shah Alam.
According to Mohd Nazrul, the logistics sector has been a strong contributor to the FGV Group’s financial performance due to improved handling and transport rates as well as higher throughput volume for the transport and storage businesses over the past year.
“This investment in a new generation of technologically advanced, fuel efficient and low emission trucks from MAN would enable FGV to uphold our pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as part of our commitment to sustainable business practices. The New MAN TGS Trucks would help grow FGV’s haulage business as they are able to comply with the strict Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) requirements of multinational customers.
We are extremely satisfied with the performance and reliability of the current batch of MAN TGS Trucks in our fleet and are confident that the New MAN TGS Trucks would play a key role in efforts to reduce carbon footprint as one of the focus areas under Protecting the Environment pillar of our Group Sustainability Framework,” he said.
MAN is the first truck manufacturer in Malaysia to offer Euro V engines as standard across its entire product range and now leads the way in driving sustainable mobility forward in the transport sector.
The latest 41-unit deal is the second open tender win by MAN Malaysia from FTSSB following the earlier acquisition of 44 units of the previous generation MAN TGS Trucks in 2021.
The New MAN TGS Trucks for the FTSSB fleet comes with the latest technologies such as MAN Telematics and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that include Driver’s Airbag, Lane Departure Warning System and Advanced Braking System that includes Pretarder and Retarder among others.
MAN Malaysia Managing Director Andrew O’Brooks thanked FGV for agreeing that the New MAN TGS Trucks with Euro V engines can help it achieve both business profitability and environmental responsibility.
“The New MAN TGS leads the way in driver orientation, fuel efficiency, assistance systems, digital networking and, above all, sustainability. There is no better truck to help FTSSB evolve into a sustainable transport solutions provider.
Like FGV, MAN is pursuing clear goals to counter climate change as sustainability is a central tenet of our corporate strategy. The target is to reduce emissions levels by 70 per cent by 2030 compared to 2019 levels across all the company’s locations around the world, including Malaysia.
For our customers, MAN is actively shaping the transition to sustainable and climate-neutral mobility with high technology, zero emission products. As the charging infrastructure in Malaysia is still under-developed, it will be some time before fully electric products such as our MAN eTruck and eBus can be viable options. That’s why we remain committed to continuously innovating and improving our conventional products to meet the ‘real world’ needs of the transport industry today. All MAN Trucks sold in Malaysia are already equipped with Euro V engines as standard. Next year, we will be offering MAN Bus chassis with Euro V engines as well and start taking orders for MAN eBus chassis,” he said.