Continental Malaysia just published their 2014 edition of the Tyre Special. Packed with success stories, updates and news from the Germany tyre maker, this is the definitive read for anyone that needs to know about tyres. We have gotten the content exclusively for the subscribers to our online PDFs here: http://www.asiantrucker.com/in-print/malaysia/2014-2
Not only blessed with stunning weather, but also achieving a record attendance for the Prai event of the 2014 Fuelwatch challenge, Volvo had more than one reason to be content. As many as 128 participants had signed up before noon with many more turning up at the end of their Saturday shift.
With the growing demand today, Duromac expects 10-15% yearly growth over next five years. Duromc proudly had launched the 100th unit Bucher Schoerling road sweeper for the Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on April 10 2014. The launching ceremony of the 100th Duromac Cityfant 60 road sweeper was also attended by the Swiss ambassador to Malaysia, H.E Dr. Rolf Lenz, together with Mr. Thomas Dubach, Managing Director, Bucher Schoerling AG.
In tandem with modernity, Infinity continues to grow from strength to strength to take the high ground in the market. Precious time was given to Asian Trucker to personally meet Mr. K.Y.Chan, Managing Director of Infinity Logistics and Transport Sdn Bhd to get an insight into the planning for Infinity's future.
The preliminary stage for this year's Fuelwatch was held on 5 April 2014 in Volvo Malaysia Johor Bahru. It is the fifth consecutive successful year with an expected 700 drivers to participate in the challenge. Some 100 drivers showed up in the first state which is Johor Bahru.
We met with Dr Richard Tucker, the General Manager of Commercial and Industry Fuels and Lubricants Technology of Shell in an exclusive interview to explore how the Shell Rimula and Shell FuelSave Diesel can help businesses to improve their bottom lines. According to him, the three major challenges forced by the global transport industry were the need to make energy work twice as efficiently as it does now, cut CO2 emissions and ensure more diverse supply of energy, especially from renewable sources.
Specialised on commercial tyre retreading, Coltrac Sdn Bhd has recently undergone a rigorous audit, resulting in a top rating according to European standards. This qualified COLTRAC to the authorised Supercool retreader in Malaysia and we recognised them as GIIB Supercool Business Partner (SBP) The company uses 100 % GIIB retreading materials and has been accredited by GIIB for the use of their retread liners. Coltrac is also ISO certified, ensuring that processes are strictly adhered to.
Scania is strengthening its positionin the Taiwanese bus market. The company has recently received orders for 180 bus chassis. In order to provide high uptime for bus and truck operators, Scania will add new workshops to its Taiwanese service network. The 180 chassis will be delivered to two separate customers.
Major bus and coach bodybuilder Bo Sheng Body has continued its long-term cooperation with Scania by ordering 80 Scania K 400 coach chassis. Bo Sheng Body’s main focus is on the tourist coach segment and delivery of the new chassis has already commenced.
In an exclusive media briefing, Mr. Christophe Martin, President of Volvo Group Trucks Asia Oceania Sales, shares with us the insights gathered from surveys and plans for the near future. Customers can look forward to an even closer relationship with the Volvo Group and improved services are the cornerstones for the projected growth. To begin the update, Martin welcomes guests to the new Volvo Asia Oceania office in The Metropolis, Tower 2, Singapore. During the session we also met with Mr Ian Sinclair, who had some stories to tell about the driving skills of a certain Mr Floyd Cowan.