The technology company and automotive supplier Continental on Wednesday announced it C.Drive programme, a training programme for fresh Malaysian graduates. It is an investment in human resources and technology. The programme is expected to bridge the gap between academia and automotive industry expectations for fresh graduates and is a good opportunity for the local engineers to be developed and gain knowledge.
More than 200 participants from the cement, quarry and construction sectors at the Shell Malaysia Technovation 2018 had the opportunity to gain insights from industry experts on some of the opportunities and challenges present as infrastructure developments continue to drive the country forward.
Among the country’s major infrastructure projects are the Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 (MRT2), the Pan-Borneo Highway or PBH and the much talked about high-speed rail (HSR) linking Malaysia and Singapore.
Volvo Trucks Malaysia recently hosted a vehicle handover ceremony for its long-time customer – Taipanco Sdn Bhd. The official handover of 10 units of Volvo FM440 6x2 prime movers was held at Taipanco’s office at Bandar Suleiman, Port Klang and was attended by the senior management team members of both companies. The handover ceremony started with a welcoming speech from Volvo Trucks Managing Director, Mats Nilsson, followed by a presentation of a truck scale model and mock key to commemorate the occasion.
UD Trucks and sole distributor partner Tan Chong Industrial Equipment Sdn Bhd (TCIE) recently welcomed UPC Chemicals (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd as the new owner of UD trucks. UPC Chemicals had purchased 5 units of heavy-duty UD Quester through Edaran Setia Auto, TCIE’s authorized private dealer in the East Coast region.
This marks the start of a budding partnership between all parties as the new UD Trucks is the first and only truck brand owned by UPC Chemicals. For marking this milestone, a momentous truck handover event was held at UPC Chemicals’ Port Tank Farm in Kuantan, with attendance from all the companies’ management teams in celebration of this accomplishment.
IVECO launched its wide offering of natural gas powered commercial vehicles for people and goods transport, with a display of its Stralis NP 400 and the Daily Blue Power Family at the Japan Truck Show, from May 10th to 12th. The Stralis NP 400 is the first natural gas truck specifically designed for long distance transport and the first to be ready for sale in Japan. The Daily Blue Power family is also commercially available in its Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power and Daily Minibus Natural Power versions.
Early May saw a big push from FUSO Thailand to further gain market share and to align dealers with the Daimler Way and values of the brand. In a two-day event, the truck maker invited dealers, customers and partners like body builders to a comprehensive session with workshops, networking opportunities, test drives and opportunities to shape the future of the brand in Thailand.
Held in the Amata Castle, just an hour outside of Bangkok, the venue offered a lot of insights and chances for exchanges. During the day, dealers were seen with their customers discussing deals while the staff of the ten dealers currently selling FUSO trucks were exposed to content in the “Workshop 2.0”, which followed up on the first session 100 days prior.
From June 14 until July 15, 2018, the World Cup in Russia takes place. 32 teams want to become the next world champion and fight for the World Cup trophy – and in a new edition of the tip competition the product brand DT Spare Parts is looking for their "DT Aftermarket World Champion 2018".
Participants have the chance to win attractive prizes at the "DT Aftermarket World Champion 2018" tip competition – join quickly now!
The season of giving will soon be upon us. This Ramadan, the Asian Trucker Drivers’ Club will be visiting the Rumah Bakti Cahaya Hati, an orphanage in Rawang, Selangor.
On May 27, members of the club will bring a variety of potluck dishes to treat some 50 residents of the orphanage for the breaking of fast. The orphanage houses over 30 children between the ages of three months and 17 years old.
The highly anticipated show, the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS), will take place from 24 – 26 May 2018 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center. It is expected to house around 580 exhibitors across 45,000 sqm of exhibition space this year, and will welcome over 20,000 visitors across three days.
Last year saw China’s vehicle sales surpass a mammoth 28 million. At the same time, rapid economic growth in the Sichuan region in recent years has bolstered the industry’s desire to enhance its competitiveness with advanced technologies. In fact, the area has seen a boom in the number of new energy vehicles and modernised after-sales companies of late, with the local government continuing to support such endeavours. This is becoming increasingly evident at one of the leading trade platforms – CAPAS, for the automotive industry in Southwest China.
Proud of his successes in the country, Mueller called for a last press conference on 27th April to announce his retirement to the assembled media representatives. "It is a good feeling to be retiring, however, it is also a sad moment for me," he said during the gathering.
Now 62 years old, Mueller came on board MAN Malaysia in September 2013. Prior to that, he has held various positions in MAN including Senior Vice President of Sales Management, Senior Vice President of International Key Accounts and CEO for MAN France.
Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research(MIROS) together with 3M Malaysia, a global science company with a rich history of road safety innovation recently launched the ‘3M Road Safety Award for Southeast Asia’. The award, which is open to individuals, government and non-government organisations intends to encourage and recognise road safety initiatives that are impactful, innovative, sustainable and replicable in Southeast Asia.