Scania Malaysia has delivered 17 new trucks to one-stop solutions provider Gateway Shipping Sdn. Bhd., which is expanding its business operations and strengthening its haulage and trucking services with additional Scania prime movers.
Held at the Gateway Shipping Depot in Gebeng, Kuantan, the mock key was presented by Scania Southeast Asia Services Director Thor Brenden to Gateway Group of Companies Executive Chairman, Dato’ Shaharuddin bin Shamsudin and Gateway Group of Companies Managing Director, Encik Rishinsa Yusoff.
Dato’ Shaharuddin cited performance, reliability, fuel economy and safety of the vehicles, along with excellent after sales service as some of the reasons why Scania was the ideal choice for transportation of the company’s bonded and non-bonded cargo.
“Being in the logistics industry, it is crucial that we provide good end-to-end service to our customers including their supply chains. Scania has enabled us to do so, as well as achieve total operating economy since our first purchase in 2015. As testament, we have been able to maintain good track record with our customers over the years,” said Dato’ Shaharuddin.
Gateway Shipping – one of the leading logistics providers in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia – acquired the Scania G410LA6x2MSZ trucks that can help the company attain best profitability for long-haul operations through powerful performance and increased fuel savings.
Drivers are able to stay more focused and alert on their journey with Scania Opticruise. This gear-change feature promises better comfort and fuel economy while reducing clutch and synchromesh wear, as well as a fully-adjustable steering wheel.
The acquisition of these new trucks were financed by Scania Credit Malaysia, the Scania Group’s financial provider that strives to provide its customers tailored and sustainable financial packages which best suit their business needs. In addition, the new trucks were purchased with insurance solutions offered by Scania Credit Malaysia to help minimise their financial loss and handle damages while optimising uptime.
Gateway Shipping’s purchase comes with the standard package of two-year free Scania Maintenance; two-year free 24/7 Scania Assistance and a ten-year free Control 5 Fleet Management System (FMS) that digitally enables them to monitor the performance of its drivers as frequent as every five minutes via real time updates that it provides.
In addition, Encik Rishinsa signed a two-year Maintenance Contract with Scania for five of its new trucks (480,000km each) covering scheduled maintenance of the vehicles and breakdown assistance.
“For Scania, today’s handover is a reflection of the Company’s on-going commitment to the quality, safety and performance of our vehicles and we are indeed very happy that Gateway Shipping has once again placed their trust in Scania for the best profitability and sustainability of their business,” said Brenden.