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.
Scania Malaysia delivered the Scania New Truck Generation P410B8x4NZ rigid type to Curio Pack Sdn Bhd (Curio Pack), an Integrated Logistics Solution Company that was incorporated in Malaysia in 1985.
The keys to the Scania truck was handed over by Services Director, Scania Southeast Asia, Thor Brenden to the Director of Curio Pack, Ngiam Chong Lee in a simple ceremony at Scania Malaysia’s Bukit Jelutong headquarters.
“We decided on the Scania New Truck Generation rigid type as the configuration allows us to mount the crane for our operations and in Malaysia, this large high-tech crane master’s extreme tasks and maximum loads just as easily as challenging precision work.
This is crucial especially when part of our business involves lifting precision equipment at challenging environment,” stated Ngiam. Aside from the New Truck Generation rigid type that was handed over today, Curio Pack has two other Scania trucks.
The purchase of Scania New Truck Generation rigid type is a testament to the power, fuel economy and safety features Scania trucks have to offer. Apart from meeting the high standards that Curio Pack practices, the Scania trucks are also environmentally-friendly and will also, in the long-run, reduce the operations cost, giving better returns on the investment.
In addition, the Scania New Generation Truck rigid type was purchased with a hire purchase agreement with Scania Credit Malaysia giving Curio Pack a tailormade flexible financing solution to give predictable cost over the entire lifecycle of the vehicle.
Curio Pack also enjoys two years Scania Assistance as well as ten years Scania Fleet Management system with the purchase of the Scania New Truck Generation rigid type. These services will provide Curio Pack with peace of mind in knowing that the Scania supports its customers and have their best interest in mind.
“We appreciate Curio Pack’s trust in Scania sustainable transport solutions to help provide the best profitability to his business and the environment. With a wide range of truck applications and a wide range of offering from Contracted Services to Data Driven Services, Scania will continue to support Curio Pack as usual, even during a Recovery Movement Control Order period,” said Thor Brenden.
Curio Pack is strategically represented in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam offering custom brokerage consultancy, turnkey project management, machinery and plant erection and installation, vacuum/VCI packing, warehousing and distribution.
Scania has announced that all its ten major production facilities worldwide are now powered by fossil-free electricity, the target set for 2020.
The final large production plant to phase out fossil energy has been Scania’s production plant in Tucumán, Argentina, which will be supplied by electricity from a wind farm.
“We’ve worked hard to this year reach the zero fossil-fuel target in our industrial operations,” says Leif Borgstedt, Senior Energy Advisor at Scania.
“We procure electricity from a host of suppliers with Guarantees of Origin and other equivalent certificates that ensure that it is produced from renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectricity, wind and solar power.”
Of the ten production plants, three are located in Sweden and two in the Netherlands with one each in Argentina, Brazil, Finland, France and Poland.
Together they annually consume nearly 450,000 MWh. The transition to fossil-free electricity corresponds to annual savings of 33,000 tonnes CO2e. In 2019, Scania produced 91,700 trucks, 7,800 buses as well as 10,200 industrial and marine engines.
“Scania is on an ambitious path of reducing its carbon footprint and has adopted Science Based Targets as its guiding light for the coming years,” says Andreas Follér, Head of Sustainability at Scania. “These not only encompass our own operations but also include reduction targets for indirect emissions generated when our products are being used.”
By 2025, Scania aims to halve its carbon footprint, both in its industrial and commercial operations compared to 2015. The same reduction will be achieved in land transport operations per transported tonne.
“Decarbonising our industrial operations represent a milestone along our journey and is a clear manifestation of our commitment to reaching the Science Based Targets,” explains Follér.
You would’ve seen a first-aid kit in a vehicle many times, but have you ever seen a vehicle (besides an ambulance of course) equipped with a defibrillator?
You know, the thing doctors use to jumpstart a person’s failing or failed heart to bring them back?
Yes, you read that right. Scania just delivered an R 520 prime mover to trucker Kim Ancker in Denmark two days ago with a sticker that states that the truck is equipped with a defibrillator, a heart starter.
Why Scania decided to do so is because back in 2018, Kim Ancker here got into an accident involving another truck whose driver actually lost his life following a cardiac arrest.
Traumatised by the event, Kim, who said that he doesn’t want that to happen to himself, or to other truck drivers ever again, actually decided to equip the vehicle with a heart starter when he ordered the truck from Scania.
It is clearly evident that Ancker cares about safety in other ways, as well. His Scania V8 R 520 8×2 has eight mounted exterior cameras that feed images to three monitors in the cab.
In addition, the truck is equipped with Scania’s Blind Spot Detection, Scania Opticruise with clutch-on-demand, Adaptive Cruise Control with Active Prediction and retarder, electronic parking brake with hill hold and Lane Departure Warning. With all of these features, Ancker boasts one of Denmark’s safest trucks.
Not surprisingly with this level of engagement, two years ago his small haulage business was recognised as “Transport Company of the Year” by the Danish Transport and Logistics Association, expressly for his road safety efforts.
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.
Perdana Group signs Maintenance Contracts and Ecolution partnership while receiving new Scania buses to provide passengers with a safer, more comfortable, and greener ride
Perdana Group, operator of Perdana Express, Darul
Iman Express and Lienadia Express has just signed a Maintenance, Repair & Maintenance
Contract and Ecolution partnership with Scania Malaysia for 78 of its buses as
part of their efforts in providing passengers with a safer, more comfortable,
and greener journey.
In an official signing ceremony held at the
Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, Bandar Tasik Selatan, Managing Director of Perdana
Express, Tuan Haji Laili Ismail also added 31 new Scania buses to Perdana
“At Perdana Group, we believe in safety and comfort
for our passengers. The contracts we signed today are a validation of the high
quality service by Scania’s skilled workshop personnel in ensuring that our
customers have peace of mind during their travels,” commented Tuan Haji Laili.
Perdana Group also signed up as a Scania Ecolution
partner as part of the Group’s sustainability efforts to reduce their CO2
emissions. The Group will have Ecolution for its entire fleet starting with 22
buses as pilot and expanding from there. Scania Ecolution partnership focuses
on reducing fuel consumption and operating cost, which translate to improved
profitability while fulfilling the growing demand for environmentally-friendly
Perdana Express, a major bus express company in
Malaysia that was established back in 2009, offers bus services to destinations
across Peninsular Malaysia covering the East coastal states of Kelantan,
Terengganu and Pahang; the Northern states of Kedah, Penang and Perlis; the
central region of Selangor, Wilayah Persekutuan, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka and
the Southern region, namely Johor. The company currently owns over 100 Scania
buses in their fleet and has been a Scania customer since 2010.
In conjunction with the contract signing, Perdana Express
also received new Scania buses to strengthen its connection between the East Coast
to the Central Region of Peninsular Malaysia as well as expansion to the
Northern Region in particular Tanjung Malim and Parit Buntar.
The first batch of the new buses were handed over
by the Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia, Marie Sjödin Enström to the Managing
Director of Perdana Express, Tuan Haji Laili Haji Ismail during the signing
“Investing in more Scania buses is a testimony of
our trust and faith in the performance and reliability that Scania has given us
for more than a decade when we started this business.,” added Tuan Haji Laili.
Perdana Express invested in Scania’s K410EB6X2
buses that are equipped with Scania Opticruise, full air suspension, electronic
braking system (EBS), Scania Retarder, and traction control, a higher torque at
lower revs engine, and fully adjustable steering wheel and hanging pedals. These
features ultimately result in a bus that is safe, comfortable and fuel-efficient
for both passengers and drivers during long distance travel while minimising
impact to the environment.
“Today’s signing and
handover ceremony is a testament of Scania’s on-going drive towards
sustainability with our far-reaching 2050 commitment in reducing the carbon
footprint to net zero. By providing our customers with sustainable transport
solutions, we can achieve mutually beneficial results of profitability for
their business and reducing the environmental effects of our operations,” commented
Scania has appointed Steve Wager as the Managing Director of Scania Finance Asia effective 1 November 2019.
Based in Kuala Lumpur, Steve is a British national and a chartered certified accountant since 1985. He brings with him over 35 years of experience in the commercial vehicle industry.
Prior to his appointment, he was the Managing Director of Scania China since August 2016 where he increased Scania’s sales volume five fold and increased the recognition of the Scania brand in the huge China market.
Steve was also responsible for doubling the market share in South Africa and placing Scania second in the market when he was the Managing Director of Scania South Africa from 2012 to 2016.
“I am looking forward to be part of Scania’s total solutions approach in the region and especially in Malaysia. Our customers continue to appreciate the wide range of solutions under-one-roof that we can provide. They also continue to appreciate Financial Services as a product that helps them achieve more profitability,” said Steve.
Steve succeeds Matthew Lawrence, who has ended his 5-year tenure will move on to his new role as Scania Finance China’s Managing Director effective 1 November 2019.
Scania XT, part of the wide range of the New Truck Generation, has entered the construction segment in Malaysia with Sara Transport and Logistic Services Group (STLS Group) receiving the first Scania XT, ready to tackle the toughest challenges while securing uptime and boosting productivity.
The Scania XT has a robust design that can be combined with all cabs and engines to take on the harsh working conditions in particular within the construction and mining industries.
Visually, the highly sturdy heavy-duty bumper that protrudes 150 mm in front of the cab coupled with the skid plate and headlamp protection mesh lend the XT a distinctive appearance that signals both strength and toughness.
These features also provide extra protection against fairly heavy impact or collisions to the truck’s front. An easily accessible towing bolt that is classified for 40 tonnes is also available at the front in case the truck has to pull something out or should it need assistance when laden.
In addition, the Scania XT is part of Scania’s modular system whereby XT customers are able to tailor-made solutions that fit with their business requirements allowing the XT to perform different applications such as tipper, mixer, skip loader, flatbed with crane, and heavy haulage.
The customisable interior that is designed to be dirt and dust resistant also provides the driver with a safe and comfortable working environment.
STLS Group recently purchased 2 units of Scania’s New Truck Generation G460A6X4NZ XT model under a hire purchase agreement with Scania Credit Malaysia to strengthen the premier bulk sand supplier’s current fleet.
The Scania XT truck also come with a two-year Repair and Maintenance Package to provide STLS Group with peace-of-mind and maximum uptime while focusing on their profitability. Currently, STLS Group owns 6 Scania PGR range that are under two-year Maintenance Package and has been a Scania customer since 2012.
At the recent New Truck Generation Test and Drive 2019 event at the MAEPS, Scania also had the handover ceremony of the New Truck Generation to two customers, Mekar Angkut Sdn Bhd (Mekar Angkut) and Tasik Bintang Transport and Trading Sdn Bhd (Tasik Bintang). Mekar Angkut, part of the Konsortium E-Mutiara group of companies, decided to purchase 5 G360A4X2NA Scania New Truck Generation as their first time purchase after being satisfied with the performance of Scania busses that are operating under Konsortium E-Mutiara.
On the other hand, Tasik Bintang, an existing Scania customer with 12 Scania trucks in their fleet, purchased a total of 9 New Truck Generation by Scania as a sign of confidence in the performance and reliability of Scania trucks.
Since the launch of the New Truck Generation, many transport and logistics companies have been purchasing the trucks as a show of the industry’s confidence in Scania as well as the increased industry focus towards sustainable transport solutions.
The foundation of Scania XT is a highly robust heavy-duty bumper that protrudes 150 millimetres in front of the cab front. It lends the vehicle a distinctive appearance that signals both strength and robustness. In addition, Scania XT customers can opt for different local interior and exterior trim packages, which contribute enhanced productivity and reinforce the impression of unyielding solid force.
Built for a hard life
The powerful bumper protrudes 150 millimetres and provides an attack angle of around 25 degrees, depending on the configuration in term of choice of tyres and chassis. In combination with a skid plate and headlamp protection mesh, the XT version has a particularly robust and rugged front, which easily copes with any fairly heavy impact or collision with objects without any damage to the underlying structure. At the centre there is an easily accessible towing bolt that is classified for 40 tonnes, which is welcome if the vehicle has to pull something out or should it need assistance when laden.
The New Truck Generation by Scania received overwhelming praises and positive responses from customers and guests during the New Truck Generation Test and Driver 2019 that was held at Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS).
For The Customers and Fans
The week-long event saw around 300 invited customers, guests, fans as well as members of the media flocking MAEPS to experience driving Scania’s New Truck Generation in a safe and controlled environment. Participants praised the performance and features of the New Truck Generation after having the chance to maneuver a Scania G410A6X2 New Truck Generation across two choices of routes within MAEPS.
One praise came from Alex Lai of Mansang Logistics Sdn Bhd who commented that “the features of the New Truck Generation have improved greatly from the older generation as many things have been simplified making the truck more user friendly, very comfortable and most importantly the clear visibility from the different angles.
The truck itself is more enhanced and very powerful. Safety feature such as the improved response from the braking system is also a plus point for Scania’s New Truck Generation.”
From the driver’s perspective, enhancements have been made to provide an enriched driver’s environment as noted by Mohamad Hasni from Yeap Transport and Trading Company.
“The cabin is one of a kind. Adjustable seat that is close to the door, ergonomic dashboard with touchscreen, and large windscreen with extended view make it easier for the driver to operate in a comfortable and safe environment. Scania has truly designed a truck that is focused on the customers and the drivers needs,” Mohamad Hasni elaborated.
“I am very grateful for all the guests who took the time to test & drive the New Truck Generation from Scania. I am even more inspired by the feedback that I have gotten from them. Our guests definitely saw the features that we can offer, felt the performance of the truck and also believe that this truck can help lower operating cost, increase revenue and profitability for their businesses,” stated Scania Southeast Asia Managing Director, Marie Sjödin Enström.
The New Truck Generation by Scania is the result of 10 years in development and SEK 20 billion (RM 10 billion) worth of investment with more than 12 million kilometres of test- driving. Launched earlier this year, the New Truck Generation is designed and engineered to give Scania truck owners better fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions as it is equipped with advanced powertrain and aerodynamic solutions that consume an average of 3 percent less fuel. Other features of the New Truck Generation include new chassis design, extended storage options, and enhanced safety features such as the award- winning rollover side curtain airbags, which is a first in Malaysia.
“As a business, Scania has been at the forefront of providing sustainable transport solutions to our customers. Our New Truck Generation will serve as the vehicle to carry the momentum of economic progress with reduced carbon footprint as we work towards our new 2050 commitment of achieving net-zero emissions,” added Marie.