Scania Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a leading manufacturer of heavy trucks, buses and coaches, industrial and marine engines, today announced its delivery of 10 Scania P340 LA 4X2 MSZ prime movers to Nexus Mega Carriers Sdn Bhd. A subsidiary of Giga Maritime Group, Nexus Mega Carriers is a total logistic company specializing in the automotive industry as well as custom agents for the automotive importers and exporters in Malaysia.
Scania’s latest delivery, to be completed by May 2012, forms part of a 23-trucks contract deal worth RM7.9 million signed with Nexus Mega Carriers. The expanded fleet is set to increase Nexus Mega Carriers’ capacity for automotive haulage in Malaysia. Nexus Mega Carriers is currently Malaysia’s largest car carrier company, helping leading local and foreign car companies distribute their cars from assembly plants or ports to showrooms and dealers. Scania has been supporting, the Malaysian logistics industry with its superior engines and advanced safety features that are reliable and ergonomic for over 40 years.
Nexus Mega Carriers’ prime mover fleet now stands at 92. Up until last year, Nexus Mega Carriers have deployed mainly Asian brand models for its haulage division. This latest customer acquisition heralds a significant breakthrough for Scania as a European marque. “I am pleased to note that Malaysian logistics companies and increasingly across other industries in this region, are now evaluating fleet renewal options based on best long term profitability rather than total acquisition cost. This certainly bodes well with Scania’s approach in maximizing each truck’s life cycle income which ultimately leads to maximum profitability for our customers.” said James Armstrong, Managing Director of Scania (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd during the official handover ceremony of the new trucks to Nexus Mega Carriers at Scania’s South East Asia head office in Shah Alam. The new Scania prime movers will be used across Nexus’ fleet in all of the company’s operations.
“Scania Malaysia is proud to be a trusted partner of Nexus Mega Carriers. We are committed to delivering the best customer profitability through providing total transportation solutions. Scania trucks are synonymous with reliability, safety, robustness and comfort through superior technology. At Scania, we manage each vehicle’s life cycle revenue and cost by ensuring highest vehicle up time and low environmental impact, combined with lowest fuel consumption, constant driver training, longer service interval, scheduled preventive maintenance, 24 by 7 roadside assistance and prompt on-site repair; through our nine Scania-owned and operated after sales branches nationwide and mobile workshops “ added Armstrong.
Scania’s commitment to Nexus Mega Carriers includes a full comprehensive Repair & Maintenance package which comprises regular preventive maintenance and 24/7 road side assistance. As a value-added service, Scania will also provide training to Mega Nexus Carriers’ drivers who will operate the state-of-the-art P340 LA 4x2 MSZ prime mover. The training course will include economical and safe driving techniques that will help reduce both fuel consumption and vehicle wear. Driver training is an investment since drivers can improve fuel economy by driving with the correct technique.
“Nexus Mega Carriers has always been confident with Scania. Combined with its comprehensive network of professional service workshops, we look forward to higher productivity and operation efficiency with Scania vehicles to match our anticipated growth forecast in vehicle haulage this year,” said Capt. Cheong Yut Seng, Chief Executive Officer of Nexus Mega Carriers Sdn Bhd.
Scania’s P340 LA 4x2 MSZ prime mover is powered by a 340 hp engine which is Euro 3 compliant for lower emission levels. In addition to the standard Anti-lock Blocking System (ABS) as well as Traction Control (TC) - which are now standard across the range for all Scania trucks – the new trucks are also equipped with other advanced features such as steering wheel mounted cruise control and a speed limiter, ensuring a safer and more comfortable driving experience.
Scania Malaysia’s total sales volume of heavy vehicles amounted to 590 units last year: 240 prime movers, 200 coaches and 150 city buses. For 2012, Scania is on track to achieve nearly 30% growth for prime movers, driven largely by customer fleet renewals such as Nexus Mega Carriers and new domestic market requirement as a result of increased growth activities in key industries.
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Source from www.scania.com