Nittsu Transport Service (Nittsu), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Express (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd became the first international truck fleet in Malaysia to sign up for Scania Ecolution as part of the company’s commitment towards reducing its carbon footprint.
In an official signing ceremony held at Nittsu’s office in Balakong, Director of Nittsu, Billy Tee also received the delivery of five Scania New Truck Generation G360A4X2NA. The keys to the Scania trucks were handed over by Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia, Marie Sjödin Enström.
Scania Ecolution is a tailor-made partnership between Scania and customers that focuses on reducing fuel consumption resulting in reduced CO2 emissions. The partnership also focuses on reducing operating cost, translating to improved profitability while fulfilling the growing demand for environmentally-friendly initiatives.
Apart from the powerful Scania New Truck Generation enhanced engine, these trucks provide safety features such as the improved response from the Electronic Braking System (EBS).
The comfortable fully adjustable seat placed close to the door and ergonomic dashboard with touchscreen works very well for the drivers. A large windscreen with extended view, gives clear visibility from all angles for the drivers making the Scania New Truck Generation as one of the safest trucks in the world, for all road-users.
Nittsu also signed the inclusive Repair and Maintenance contract where the costs of the spare-parts are already included in the contract and keeps the Scania trucks uptime to the maximum consistently.
Nittsu is the trucking division of Nippon Express with its headquarters based in Kuala Lumpur. Its main core businesses include heavy haulage, reefer fleet, railway, domestic, milk run, and cross-border business; all of which amounts to transporting an average of 1000 containers monthly across Peninsular Malaysia, 700-800 containers monthly crossing the Thailand border and 400 containers in and out of Singapore.
Politeknik Sandakan Sabah (PSS) became the first Educational Institution of Higher Learning in Malaysia to sign the Scania Ecolution Partnership Agreement.
In an official signing ceremony held at the Campus in the Education Hub of Sandakan, the partnership was forged when Mr Tajul Ariffin Mohamed Arif, Director of Politeknik Sandakan Sabah signed on the dotted line with Mr Tom Kuiphuis, the Pre-Sales Director of Scania Southeast Asia.
Being the second of only 2 Polytechnics in Sabah, PSS was established in 2008 but fully facilitated in 2012 with its own campus. It now offers a Diploma in Agro-technology and Diploma in Aquaculture to SPM qualified students from all over Malaysia with 85 percent of them from Sabah.
“We chose to offer these 2 Diplomas due to its close association with nature, especially with PSS Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023 of transforming its building complex into a Green Campus by 2023.”
“We believe being part of the Scania Ecolution programme will help us towards our Green objective; to reduce the impact onto the environment by emitting less carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) into the atmosphere via our Scania K360IB4x2,” said Mr Tajul.
PSS was very happy to be presented with this opportunity to be part of Scania’s programme that is significantly lessening the impact to the environment.
It is a programme that will not only lower PSS’ coach operation cost but will also reduce its carbon footprint by lessening the emission of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) through the reduction of fuel consumption.
To be able to utilise the full potential of the Scania coach, the drivers have to have the right attitude when handling this technologically-advanced machine.
PSS will be enlisting the drivers into the Scania Driver Training and Coaching services that will help change their mindset into believing that every individual driver matters and is part of a very big picture in the preservation of mother earth.
The Scania coach truly helps with the smooth running of all the PSS’ programmes be they in Sandakan or throughout Sabah, right up to Brunei due to the excellent uptime that it gives.
Now with the Scania Maintenance contract and Scania Fleet Mangement System Control 10 subscription and the Scania Ecolution agreement that PSS has signed for, its coach operation is virtually hassle-free.
Purchasing the Scania K360IB4x2 coach was a worthwhile investment that PSS has made and ensured the smooth transportation of PSS’ student state- side.
One of the most successful express bus operators in Malaysia – Konsortium E-Mutiara Berhad (E-Mutiara) – has become the first company in Asia to adopt Scania Ecolution to reduce their fleet’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for the betterment of the environment.
Scania Ecolution is more than just a product or service, it is a tailor-made partnership that is designed to reduce CO2 emissions and reduce fuel consumption.
By applying a suite of Scania’s total solutions, a company’s sustainability commitment also gets a boost to meet the demand of consumers today for more responsible practices that add to the constant pressures on fleet operators for just-in-time deliveries and tight profit margins.
“Scania Ecolution will facilitate the shift towards a sustainable transport system for transport companies whether it is transporting goods or people. It is a competitive industry that is increasingly focusing on sustainability,” said Scania Southeast Asia Managing Director, Marie Sjödin Enström.
“More needs to be done to lower emissions globally to reduce global warming and address climate change. Scania Ecolution is a solution on how profitability can be achieved without sacrificing sustainability. By working together, we can make it even better,” added Marie.
E-Mutiara will work with a dedicated Scania Ecolution Manager who will monitor the progress and choose from our wide range of solutions to achieve the mutually agreed emission reduction target to achieve its sustainability goals and profitability in the long term.
The Kota Bharu based company has subscribed to Scania’s Fleet Management System, Scania Repair and Maintenance as well as Scania Driver Training and Coaching to enhance their own service offering and increase their productivity.
“E-Mutiara is truly at the forefront of change as they have always been and will continue innovate ways to provide the best experience for their customers while taking responsibility to reduce their carbon footprint,” added Marie.
“We are happy to be collaborating with Scania to achieve our mission of becoming a more sustainable business and reducing our carbon footprint. We believe that this will also be appreciated by our passengers, knowing that they are going green by choosing us for their journey,” said E-Mutiara Executive Chairman, Tuan Haji Che Ibrahim B. Che Ismail.