igus produces over 120,000 articles so if it moves they can provide the plastic piece needed to make that happen, writes Floyd Cowan.
“Our claim ‘Plastic for longer life’ means that igus products reduce costs and/or improve lifetime. An igus product is only an igus product if it fulfils this claim, is configurable online and promptly available for our customers around the globe,” explains Carsten Haecker, Head of igus Asia Pacific (International Group Development) of the German ‘hidden champion’ igus. Making Movement Happen Founded in Germany in 1964 by Guenter Blase, the goal of igus is to provide customers with the best product for their individual moving application, to reduce costs and improve the performance with tribopolymer solutions. “If something needs to move,” Mr Haecker states, “we make it happen.”
Several state-of-the-art compactor trucks have been handed over by KDEB Waste Management Sdn Bhd (KDEBWM) to sub-contractors at the Selayang Municipal Council grounds in Selangor on the 27th of September 2017. These Hyva compactors ensure the waste management of the residents in Selayang are carried out effectively and efficiently. The brand new Hyva compactors were built onto UD chassis.
Asian Trucker is proud to announce that our Singapore edition has scooped up the Gold for the "Cover of the year (Trade)" in the MPAS Awards.
The Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS) is a non-profit trade association that represents the leading B2B, specialist B2C, custom and digital publishers in Singapore. MPAS currently has 50 publisher members who produce more than 300 consumer, business and customer publications in total.
OCEASOFT leverages cutting-edge IoT communication networks to support shipping and logistics cycles for temperature-sensitive products with its new mobile temperature data logger, Cobalt ML3, featuring LoRaWan, the LoRa Alliance’s long-range communication protocol.
Tracking the temperature of sensitive and perishable products during transport is a real industry challenge. The growing requirement for traceability has led to increasing expenses related to monitoring the cold chain: it is expected that 6.23 billion dollars ($) will be spent annually for monitoring by 2022.
By replacing diesel with liquefied natural gas or biogas, CO₂ emissions from heavy trucks can be drastically reduced. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is today used primarily in industrial operations, but it has excellent prerequisites for being a competitive vehicle fuel with considerable environmental benefits. This is the opinion of Volvo Trucks, which is now intensifying its development of gas-powered trucks for heavy regional and long-haul operations.
Daimler Commercial Vehicle (Thailand) Ltd. (DCVT), a part of Daimler, the world leader in bus and truck sales, recently held a Fuso official launch event as it further demonstrates its strong commitment to Thailand. It is the first brand to offer true 'one-stop service solution' to assist with sales, facilitate the financing process, and enhance after-sales services. It will serve anyone who has a Fuso logo imprinted on vehicles anytime, anywhere. The event, held at its state-of-the art warehouse on Bangna-Trad Road also introduced its newly redesigned Fuso truck, and its certified driver service, ‘Fuso Drive’.
SSAB Shape has developed an innovative new tipper body for Scania that offers the Indian mining industry a product far surpassing the performance of current solutions. By utilizing SSAB’s product development services to execute the development of the new 20.3 m3 Mining Tipper, Scania is now able to launch a lightweight, yet durable mining tipper body developed for the Indian market. With a lower weight, the tipper body offers increased payloads and reduced fuel consumption.
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), part of Daimler Trucks - the global market leader with truck brands like Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz and FUSO - today celebrated the global launch of the FUSO eCanter in New York City. The FUSO eCanter is the world’s first series-produced all-electric light-duty truck and will be delivered to customers starting this year in the US, Europe and Japan. MFTBC is planning to deliver 500 units of this generation to customers within the next two years. Larger scale production is intended to start in 2019.
Continental Tyres PJ Malaysia Sdn Bhd (CTM) introduces the Conti Hybrid HD3 (CHD3), completing the Generation 3 truck tyre range with tyres for all axle positions. The new tread pattern and base compound on the CHD3 have generously improved rolling resistance and mileage from its predecessor, the HDR2. The sidewall has also been reinforced with 25% more steel for superior carcass robustness and strength. The block pattern drive axle tyre features new and improved stone ejection technology for added casing protection and future retreadability.
Shell Malaysia recently took the opportunity to share its technological know-how to key trade partners at the Shell Technovation 2017 Conference with the aim of helping them achieve lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
The one-day conference was attended by more than 200 trade partners and industrial customers, where they learned about the importance of lubricant management to achieve lower TCO, and updates on the grease technology and its effective usage to minimise equipment downtime, among others.
The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has appointed Qamar Wan Noor as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective September 5, 2017.
A magna cum laude in Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York in 1990, Qamar began her career with Shell in 1990. In her 26-year long career with Shell, she held many positions including senior management roles in Malaysia, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. She led the Marketing Supply and Distribution teams in ensuring safe and efficient asset utilisation in terminals, land and marine logistics in both Oman and UAE, and later in Malaysia and Singapore.