Volvo Group Appoints Boustead Sdn Bhd as its Authorised Distributor in Brunei
The Volvo Group has just announced its partnership with Boustead Sdn Bhd, as its authorised distributor of Volvo Trucks and UD Trucks in Brunei. The new dealership is now open for business and ready to serve customers here.
This is the latest phase of the Volvo Group’s expansion plan -in this hub- undertaken since 2013 as part of the implementation of its Network Strategy Plan that was aimed at raising the bar in retail excellence. Volvo aims to establish dealer coverage by reducing the average travel distance between each of its dealer points to within 3 hours, while providing better facilities to improve productivity, service quality and customer satisfaction.
Mats Nilsson, President, Volvo Group, Region Malaysia said: “We are proud to have Boustead Sdn Bhd as the authorised distributor of Volvo Trucks and UD Trucks in Brunei. Volvo has been actively carrying out our Network Strategy Plan and this partnership with Boustead serves as a testament to our aim in providing excellent service to our customers.”
“Together with Boustead’s strong reputation in Brunei and Volvo’s well founded global presence, we look forward to establishing a strong and long lasting partnership to offer products and services that are able to serve a wide range of applications and needs in this growing market,” added Nilsson.
The new dealership will also serve as the service centre for both Volvo Trucks and UD Trucks. This state-of-the-art dealership’s design and service area is strategically located for the ease of transporters from Muara port, the main port of arrival in Brunei.
The commercial facility area is about 25,000 sq feet, which includes facilities such as a parts warehouse with cargo lift, workshop bays for 4 trucks, special tools and engine repair room, a training facility area and also a service reception area for customers.
Volvo Trucks supplies complete transportation solutions to customers in the heavy duty trucks segment. The company’s best-selling trucks include the Volvo FM and Volvo FMX in new range and specifications launched in 2014. The new truck range is equipped with Dynafleet, Volvo Trucks’ proprietary web-based tool and system that streamlines the planning and execution of fleet management for improved profitability.
Volvo Trucks in Malaysia has logged an unprecedented achievement of 39% market share (333 trucks sold) in 2015 under the European HD category. This continues the robust trend seen throughout recent years. This growth figure has further boosted Volvo Trucks competitiveness gains, driving upwards its market share in the heavy duty commercial vehicle segment in Malaysia.
UD Trucks specializes in fuel efficiency and uptime. It sells and serves light, medium and heavy duty trucks as well as special vehicles. UD Trucks was established in Japan in 1935, was previously known as Nissan Diesel and became part of the Volvo Group in 2007. With its headquarters located in Ageo, Japan, UD Trucks supports sales and services in more than 60 countries through a worldwide network.
Driven by its mission to provide the Ultimate Dependability in all of its products, UD Trucks is committed to going the extra mile in everything they do by offering cutting-edge technologies and purposeful aftermarket service and support to meet their customers’ most demanding needs.
Japanese craftsmanship is evident in UD Trucks heritage, values and hands-on field approach of its Gemba spirit to create reliable, durable, fuel-efficient, and modern-looking trucks.
Boustead Sdn Bhd
Lim Jin Lee, Executive Manager, Boustead Sdn Bhd said, “With more than 40 years of experience in the automotive industry, we are confident and pleased to be the authorised distributor of Volvo Trucks and UD Trucks. With these two powerhouse brands distributed by Boustead in Brunei, we hope to thrive and meet all of your business needs. Commercial vehicles are key factors in a company’s profitability because distribution and transportation time play a crucial role in minimizing costs and maximizing profitability. We hope to have a pleasant and successful partnership with Volvo Group as well as bring out the best of what Volvo Trucks and UD Trucks have to offer to our customers here in Brunei.”
The dealership is strategically located at a high traffic site purposed for logistics and ease-of-convenience. Jin Lee continues, “We believe that the location of our dealership is very strategic thus allowing us to reach and provide swift service to our customers. Our well trained mechanics and skilled staff are ever ready to provide the best service to our customers.”
With both Volvo Group and Boustead Sdn Bhd striving to provide excellent aftermarket services, customers will be pleased to know that a trained team is ready for on-site service to fleet owners at their convenience. The dealership is also in the process of preparing for 24/7 service hours, where in the event of a breakdown, the customer is able to contact Boustead Sdn Bhd for repairs even during off-peak hours
In conjunction with the opening of the new dealership, Boustead is offering an FREE on-board diagnosis worth BND$160 for three months in conjunction with the launch event on 26th August 2016.