As a leader in the local haulage industry, Taipanco Sdn Bhd (Taipanco) relies on high-quality, durable transportation to move containers for its clients. And as the company expands its horizons, there’s even more need to provide the right type of transport to meet ever-changing customer demands.
It comes as little surprise then that after much consideration and research, Taipanco turned to Volvo Trucks and its FM 440 6×2 prime mover trucks to give their customers an edge. Having experienced firsthand the reliability, performance and safety of Volvo trucks, the company recently purchased seven FM 440 trucks to add to their fleet of 197 prime movers and over 728 trailer units.
The new trucks not only emphasise Taipanco’s standing in the container transport industry within Peninsular Malaysia’s central region, but also complements their other logistics and non-logistics businesses. The company kicked-off operations in 2004 with 10 prime movers in its fleet, the same year it started its love affair with Volvo Trucks.
With the purchase of the new movers, Taipanco today has a grand total of 92 units of Volvo trucks in its stable.
The FM 440, a workhorse that meets rugged operating conditions, features a powerful, responsive D13 engine and an automated I-shift gearbox that allows effortless handling. Two of the seven units delivered to Taipanco are equipped with power take-off (PTO) systems, one with a generator and one equipped with equipment for special projects.
At the handover ceremony at Volvo Trucks’ flagship dealership in Port Klang recently, Taipanco’s Lee Chan Hooi and Nazari Akhbar received a mock key and a truck scale model from Law Ah Tiong, Vice President, After Market, Volvo Malaysia and Lim Eng Loon, Dealer Manager of Port Klang, Volvo Malaysia, .
“Taipanco acquired the Volvo FM 440 prime movers because these vehicles are known for their performance, reliability, comfort and primarily, safety,” said Nazari. “Volvo trucks are famed for their safety, which is critical to us in delivering our customers’ goods, but we also selected these trucks for their reliability and aftermarket services.”
Thanks to Volvo Trucks’ genuine parts, highly-trained staff and quick turn-around time, Nazari said Taipanco would be able to better serve the increasing demand for their services. The company’s purchase of the Volvo FM 440 includes driver training and 24-hour breakdown service.
Introduced to the local market in 2014, the new FM series is part of Volvo Trucks’ premium range of heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Marketed as a versatile model suitable for numerous applications, FM trucks deliver world-class handling, unrivalled operating economy and unparalleled safety in multiple configurations to meet the demands of discerning businesses.
“Taipanco is among our most valued customers and their recent purchase is testament to the quality of our products and the strength of our aftermarket support,” said Volvo Malaysias’ Law. “We appreciate Taipanco’s continued confidence, and will repay their trust by providing committed after-sales support, parts inventories and other dedicated services to reduce their operating costs.”
Volvo Malaysia Sdn Bhd currently has 13 network points delivering a combination of sales and after market services across Malaysia, with five in Peninsular Malaysia and six in East Malaysia.