Scania is celebrating its first 10 years (F10Y) in Ipoh, pledging to continue to build sustainable partnerships that help its customers achieve profitability for business and the environment.
A celebration was held internally with all the personnel at the Scania Malaysia Sales and Services Centre Ipoh branch (SMYIPH) was graced by Heba El Tarifi, Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia, Thor Brenden, Services Director of Scania Southeast Asia, Wong NyookLin, Regional Manager – Region North, Scania Southeast Asia and Wan Noaimadudin, Workshop Manager, SMYIPH.
The celebration included a ceremony of signing on the commemorative F10Y insignia, ceremonial cutting of the F10Y cake, and the awarding 10-year long-service staff with the First 10 Years Award; made the morning a joyous occasion for everyone.
“SMYIPH’s success since 2011 has been attributed to building sustainable partnerships as part of Scania Malaysia’s wide network of sales & services branches,” said Heba.
Customers in the state of Perak and along the North South highway continue to benefit from scheduled maintenance avoiding breakdowns, increasing uptime for their trucks, buses and coaches. Scania Assistance 24/7 roadside assistance continues to provide peace-of-mind for customers.
The first Scania Ecolution partnership in 2019 then added to the offering to help reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Coupled with Data-Driven Services leading the new era of transport and logistics, customers can then better manage their fleet through Fleet Management System and Driver Training & Coaching. Instalment Plan Repair & Maintenance 7 was offered this year to help customers achieve profit immediately.
Now all new Scania trucks and buses purchased in 2021 come with a pre-set Economy Mode as default to save even more fuel – for customers with vehicle before this year, they can go to SMYIPH to activate this.
“SMYIPH technicians lead the way in ensuring our customers get the best uptime,” said Thor. “In 2018, SMYIPH technicians won the Top Team practical challenge in Malaysia. In 2020, SMYIPH again won first place in the Top Team theory challenge for Malaysia. This is a testament of their consistent strength in maintenance and repair of our customers’ vehicles.”
“I cannot be prouder of my team in SMYIPH,” said Wan. “They have been driving real change for our customers’ business, operations and, also for the environment for the past 10 years. They did it through working together as a team, both amongst colleagues and with our customers in true partnership.”
“The next 10 years and beyond will be an exciting time for SMYIPH, especially in aiming to reduce CO2 emissions in transportation and logistics in line with our commitment to Science Based Targets” said Nyooklin.
“Our customer’s appreciation for our total solutions approach continues to grow. Renewable fuels and electrification, safer and smarter transport technologies continue to usher in a new era in transport and logistics. The team at SMYIPH looks forward to continue driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system by building more sustainable partnerships.”
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