The new Euro V-powered MAN TGS prime movers have won over Kedah-based logistics service provider Globonus Sdn Bhd.
At a ceremony at its main logistics headquarters in Gurun, Kedah to take delivery of its latest four units of new MAN TGS ADR 6×2 from MAN Truck & Bus (M) Sdn Bhd (MAN Malaysia), Globonus, already delighted, signed for another five units.
ADR or “Accord Dangereux Routier” is French for “European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road” and the standard that governs the transportation of dangerous goods by road.
The new purchase will make MAN the dominant Truck brand in Globonus’ growing fleet. The company currently operates six units of the new MAN TGS and five reconditioned units.
Globonus Executive Director Muhd Jamal Pawanteh said that the company needed a reliable and high-performance truck to handle the transportation of a variety of chemical products safely and sustainably all-over Peninsular Malaysia and across the border to Thailand while minimising impact on the environment.
“Our trucks are on the road six days a week, transporting sensitive products such as urea, diesel exhaust fluids, liquid methanol and ammonia gas among others over long distances from our base in Gurun to as far as Singapore. The new Euro V-powered MAN TGS with ADR specifications has exceeded our expectations with its fuel efficiency, low emissions and uptime. Our drivers love the MAN TGS’s pulling power and superior handling while the aftersales support from the MAN Prai branch has been excellent,” said Jamal.
In line with Globonus’s firm commitment towards sustainability and journey towards carbon neutrality, the MAN TGS’s low emission Euro V engine has also enabled the company to lower the carbon footprint of its fleet and meet the strict requirements of some of its multinational clients.
MAN Malaysia Managing Director Andrew O’Brooks commended Globonus for having the foresight to future-proof its fleet with low-emission Euro V powered MAN TGS and pledged to ensure that the trucks are supported by the company’s constantly developing Customer Service Management operations.
“We are delighted to know that our team at Prai is meeting customers’ expectations. We are constantly striving to upgrade our service level by hiring more qualified technicians whilst we enhance their skills with MAN Technical training. We are also in the process of renewing our fleet of MAN Mobile Service vans to ensure faster response if such cases arise,” said O’Brooks.