Scania Malaysia recently announced the official launching of the brand’s newest Sales and Services Centre in Senai (SMY Senai), Johor.
In conjunction with the launch, a new unit of Scania New Truck Generation was handed over to Tuan Haji Jaafar Abu Bakar, Group Managing Director of Scania’s top customer down south, Chemtrax Sdn Bhd.
“Operations for SMY Senai started in May 2021 during the Movement Control Order and we continued to support the national and state transport and logistics industry, in particular the Southern region of Peninsular Malaysia even during the National Recovery Plan period. We loved to have been able to launch it then but to do it today just makes it even better. We have continued to be resilient for our customers who are part of the essential services sector,” says Heba.
SMY Senai measures 5,000 square metres of land with wide open spaces and plenty of green-lung landscaping.
LED lights are used throughout the premises. A water harvesting system, an integrated state-of-the-art oil dispensing system, a waste oil-management system and an environmental station to ensure segregation and recycling of waste; are all installed to meet Scania’s sustainability objectives.
Solar panels will be installed in order to harness renewable energy from the abundance of sunlight in Malaysia. The workshop has 16 workplaces, an overhead crane; all run by a team of highly trained employees.
According to Scania, SMY Senai continues to work with customers based on the Total Solutions approach towards their success and profitability, and with new initiatives like the Scania Instalment Plan R&M7, which helps customers see immediate returns on their investment.
Also, all new Scania trucks and buses purchased in 2021 comes with a pre-set Economy Mode as default to save even more fuel – for customers with vehicle before this year, they can go to SMY Senai to activate this.
All these benefits inaugurated in an event to cap a challenging yet fulfilling year. While Scania celebrates the First 50 Years in Malaysia Scania is also celebrating 130 years in this month.
There are over 200 trucks and coaches from over 30 Scania Ecolution customers that have earned the status of ‘A Good Company’ by reducing their fuel consumption resulting in the reduction of CO2 emission to the environment.
Scania Malaysia is now recognising these customers’ drivers in the ‘A Good Driver’ competition that was launched on 1 December 2021.
“Sustainability and profitability can go hand-in-hand. Scania Ecolution and our customers have proven this and can only improve from hereon. This augurs well for shift towards a more sustainable transport system in this country, leading up to Scania’s Science Based Targets of the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) orchestrated at the Paris Agreement 2015” said Anders Liss, Regional Manager – Region South, Scania Southeast Asia.
“This is why our Scania Ecolution MOUs and repair and maintenance services are rapidly gaining recognition, and our new facility will support them all the way.”