It’s beyond doubt that Asia’s automobile industry has been developing at a rapid pace in recent years. From 2009 to 2016, China alone was the world's largest car manufacturer and benefitted greatly from having the biggest sales market. As a result, the country rose to become the world’s top producer and exporter of tyres, with production volume climbing to 947 million units in 2016. Not only that, but the global tyre demand is still rising, with the market projected to reach 2.5 billion units by 2022.
Steering the wheel towards Chennai’s high-potential auto hub, the 11th edition of Automotive Engineering Show is set to take place from 9 to 11 November at the Chennai Trade Center. The key business event will be inaugurated by Chief Guest for Exhibition Thiru. M C Sampath, Hon’ble Industry Minister, Government of Tamil Nadu. Smt R. Vasuki, IAS, Managing Director State Industrial Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd is also expected to grace the occasion to address the industry.
The UD Trucks Extra Mile Challenge (UDEMC), a truck driving competition that delivers multi-faceted advantages to both the truck drivers and UD Quester fleet owners, have recently concluded its final round of the competition for this year with the announcement of a winner. Truck driver, Anuar Bin Ahmad from Gardenia Bakeries (KL) Sdn Bhd emerged as the Malaysian champion and has qualified for the UDEMC Global Final 2017 to be held in Japan in early November this year.
MAN Truck and Bus (M) Sdn Bhd (MAN) announced today it has started providing mobile service workshops to customers - where MAN brings the workshop to the customer’s doorsteps instead of requiring customers to bring their vehicles to the standard workshops for service and maintenance.
Shell Lubricants Malaysia has recently launched a network of Shell Rimula-branded commercial vehicle workshops. The Shell Rimula Express network provides commercial vehicle workshop owners the opportunity to collaborate with Shell, world’s leading lubricant brand for the past 10 consecutive years. FULL LIST HERE:
Nine trucks are running toward the title of Sustainable Truck of the Year 2018. Three vehicles will compete in each category (Tractor, Distribution, Van). Promoted by the specialized magazine Vado e Torno in collaboration with Politecnico of Milan (in the person of professor Giulio Ceppi), the award will be delivered on November 7th in Rimini, in the frame of Ecomondo exhibition. All 2017 product news have been examined by the jurors. The award will be delivered on the basis of a concept of sustainability and efficiency intended not only as reduction of polluting emissions but also taking into consideration parameters like safety, comfort, reciclabilty of components.
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.