Volvo Malaysia ended 2012 on a positive note and once again reported strong growth in deliveries for 2012 with a total number of 339 units sold of which 301 were Volvo Trucks and 38 units of Renault Trucks. Compared to 238 units sold in 2011 (205 Volvo Trucks and 33 Renault Trucks), there has been a 42% increase in unit deliveries.
2012 has been a very good year for Volvo Malaysia’s truck business. From new customers to increasingly aggressive market share in Malaysia, Volvo is capitalizing on the infrastructure growth in Malaysia.
Despite the cautious global economy, 2012 has indeed been a significant year for Volvo Malaysia. Last year, the company focused on listening to their customers and using their insight to augment their business offerings in Malaysia. They augmented their breakdown support with fully equipped Action Service Vehicles and reduced their average response rate to a breakdown.
In comparison to the competition, DOLL demonstrates market-readiness with the panther-plus package: 5 years of warranty on all proprietary DOLL components in the vehicle: “Since after delivery hardly ever a vehicle returns to our workshop, the majority of our service personnel can be used for the production of new vehicles” says Rolf Gerhardt, engineering manager in the house, DOLL employee of 37 years’ standing. Third-party components are dispensed with in the panther to the utmost extent possible, because operational reliability and optimal driving characteristics require particularly precise matching of all components of the independent wheel suspension with the frame and chassis design. This tailored synchronization with the frame enables the specially patented panther components to completely do without soft bearings and use of rubber in the direction of the axles. Thus extraordinarily low maintenance and low wear are achieved, while driveability is concomitantly improved. This also means improvements in terms of road conservation – sustainability, which is estimated by authorities particularly in times like these when roads require preservation.
The panther’s third birthday thus emphasizes the maturity of the product, and at DOLL’s booth at Bauma it will be duly celebrated with all customers and prospects.
Malaysia, 15 January 2013 – Road traffic injuries are one of the fastest growing epidemics across the world. Over 1.2 million people die every year on the roads worldwide with 20 - 50 million suffering from non-fatal injuries. In most regions of the world especially South East Asia, road traffic casualties are still on the rise (Source: World Health Organization, 2009).
As part of Volvo Trucks’ continuous effort towards road safety across the world, the Swedish truck has partnered with Agensi Inovasi Malaysia to launch an initiative that aims to find innovative solutions to make Malaysian roads safer for motorcycles and trucks.
The initiative, Innovative Solutions to Reduce Crashes between Trucks and Motorcycles or iSTREC: Trucks and Motorcycles in short, was inaugrated today, 15 January 2013 at Volvo Malaysia’s headquarters in Shah Alam. The signing ceremony was witnessed and officiated by His Excellency Mr. Bengt G Carlsson, Ambassador of Sweden to Malaysia. Also present at the inauguration were other Malaysian and Swedish organizations that are a part of this initiative - the Swedish Trade Council (STC), University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) and SAFER – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre, Sweden.
In today’s competitive market, Scania’s range of flexible and comprehensive financial solutions aims to give local companies predictable costs and manageable risks over the entire life cycle of their vehicles. In addition to commercial banking solutions, Malaysian haulage and logistics companies can now look forward to an attractive alternative in financing options to help in their future fleet expansion. Scania Malaysia will provide diversified financial services, including hire purchase and leasing for acquisition of trucks, buses and other related products to qualified Scania customers. What makes this service special is that the financing is done by Scania itself and not through a third party. For the client, this means ease of. With this step, Scania is coming closer to becoming a one-stop-shop for anyone needing a truck.
“With large orders like these we are sustainably reinforcing our export business in important markets like Malaysia and Australia,” emphasized Kai-Uwe Seidenfuss, MFTBC Senior Vice President of Sales and After Sales Fuso. “Our broad-based sales network in over 150 countries and our strong sales partners are the best prerequisites for tapping into further market potential in our export countries.”
SWM Owns Largest Fleet of Fuso Vehicles in Malaysia
Fuso has won yet another large order from the waste disposal provider SWM (Southern Waste Management) founded in 1995. With 474 Fuso vehicles already in customer use today, SWM is expanding its Fuso fleet by 466 new medium-duty Fuso Fighter trucks to a total of 940 commercial vehicles of the Japanese Daimler subsidiary. This makes SWM into Malaysia's largest operator of Fuso trucks. Southern Waste Management is responsible for the collection, transport and disposal of all kinds of waste on the entire southern peninsula of Malaysia. SWM carries out the entire waste disposal activities of the Malaysia region, which is home to over 4 million people, with continued reliance on the dependable and eco-friendly vehicle technologies of its fleet vehicles.
With the rising cost of fuel being a primarily concern for haulage companies, Volvo Trucks, a subsidiary of the Volvo Group has developed I-See solution, a system that will help the trucking industry to cut fuel consumption.
I-See solution harnesses the truck’s own kinetic energy to “push” the vehicle up hills. On downhill gradients, the same energy is used for acceleration. The I-See operates like an autopilot and takes over gearchanging and utilises gradients to save fuel.
Speaking on the announcement of I-See in Malaysia, Mansoor Ahmed, President, Volvo Trucks Group, Region Malaysia said, “As a brand, we have been consistent in our efforts to ensure fuel efficiency in our vehicles. Malaysia is on track with its economic development plans. Logistics are becoming more important in the country than ever before, and with that comes the need to be sustainable in fuel efficiency and cost saving efforts. Given the geographic terrain and economic requirements of the country, we foresee I-See contributing significantly to the Malaysian trucking and logistics industry.”
Kuala Lumpur, 16 July 2012: Asia Pacific’s biggest competition for truckers, the Fuelwatch Challenge 2012, ended in a grand finale and gala dinner in Volvo’s Shah Alam premises on Saturday, 14 July. Roslan, the champion trucker will now get the opportunity to compete with some of the best truckers in the world in the Fuelwatch Finale in Australia in November.
Launched in Malaysia this year in May, Fuelwatch is an extensive customer-outreach initiative centred on boosting fuel efficiency and influencing positive changes in driver behaviour. This year’s Fuelwatch Challenge is the third consecutive time when Volvo Trucks Malaysia reached out to the drivers of Volvo product and trained them on the importance of techniques for increased fuel efficiency.
Kuala Lumpur, 16 May 2012 – Volvo Malaysia’s annual Fuelwatch Challenge has helped put Malaysian truckers on the global map for the past two years, pitting our local champions against the world’s best truck drivers. Back for the third time, Volvo Malaysia is again conducting a nationwide search for the best Malaysian trucker to represent the country in the Global Drivers Fuel Challenge by Volvo Trucks to be held in Australia later this year.
Volvo Malaysia also launched the Globe Truckers club to offer Malaysian truckers a constant stream of news and useful information that will advance them in their long-term careers. Malaysian truckers will now have a platform to interact within the trucking community to share and exchange knowledge, experiences and stories with other members.
Sarawak, 9 May 0212 – Renault Trucks introduced a new version of its truck model for medium heavy haulage, the Renault Premium Lander at Dai Lieng Machinery Sdn. Bhd. Dai Lieng Machinery is the authorized Renault Trucks dealer servicing the Miri, Bintulu, Sarawak and Sabah markets.
Specially developed by Renault Trucks, the Premium Lander now meets this demand for multipurpose vehicles that are both sturdy and highly productive. Equally at home on asphalt or on more challenging terrain, the Premium Lander to give hauliers the best possible level of productivity. The Renault Premium Lander is specifically designed for applications where payload, comfort, mobility and power are of prime importance.
A new platform for the Bus, Truck and Component industry is about to launch with the MIBTC 2013. Slated to be held in Q2 2013, this exhibition showcases trucks, parts, and busses. There will also be presentations and semiars to round off the program.
The organisers are now offering early bird rates for exhibtion spaces. The halls will accomodate complete vehicles and those who are launching their new trucks or busses may use MIBTC as a platform for this. Organisers expect a number of overseas vendors to participate in the event, making it a truly international exhibition.
Just a few days to go to our first Asian Trucker networking event. Already a success with all free tickets being snapped up in a short period of time, we even see guests join us from Hong Kong and Singapore. Better hurry to secure your free ticket!
Fantastic lucky draw prizes await our guests.