For Kedah-based rice miller, Kilang Beras Seri Merbok Sdn Bhd, the problem was slowly but surely spiralling out of control. Its fleet of forklifts was breaking down way too often, causing significant downtime and disrupting production. The reason was over-heating engines due to prolonged idling during operating hours. The downtime and repairs were getting costly and exacting a heavy toll on their finances.
Commercial vehicle manufacturers always place high demands on the robust product quality of air cleaners for the Asian market. Pressure to lengthen the service intervals under high-dust operating conditions is also increasing. MANN+HUMMEL has developed two new air cleaners for this purpose. Both concepts are freely available on the market and are not subject to exclusive rights.
Sin Hock Soon takes Shell FuelSave Diesel for a test drive. It delivered. Since young, Tony Yew has been ambitious. He never settled for what he had, and that determination made Sin Hock Soon Transport Sdn Bhd, industrial transport and logistics provider, into the success it is today. So when it came to his business’ fuel partner, he expected no less. In 2015, Sin Hock Soon started to use Shell FuelSave Diesel as their main fuel supply, right after Yew tested its claims of better fuel efficiency and cleaner engines.
Although there have been no “leaked” images of the new Scania, there has been a lot of excitement and interest build up for the launch of the Next Generation Scania. Asian Trucker went to the IAA in Hannover and Scania’s headquarter to learn more about this vehicle and the package around it.
Here is the good news: the new Scania was worth the wait. And the bad: It won’t be available in South East Asia for some time as the Swedish brand is currently busy rolling the truck, and equally important services and applications, out in Europe. Asian Trucker secured an exclusive slot to drive the truck and to get updates from Scania’s management on their strategies and future plans.
This European truck manufacturer remains competitive with all new features for their trucks and a online backend that is to assist fleet operators to be more efficient. This man of MAN Malaysia is no longer someone new to Asian Trucker readers; he is someone that has been with MAN for almost 15 years now: Mr Hartmut Müller, Managing Director of MAN Truck and Bus (M) Sdn Bhd. We interviewed him at IAA 2016, where he was joined by clients from Malaysia.
By now one should be used to Lamilux being a powerhouse of innovations. Again, at the IAA 2016, the company comes through with the presentation of new solutions, coupled with staff driven to go the extra mile.
Presenting a revolutionary Zero Impact study at this year’s IAA, Iveco also looked back at a highly successful year. Confidence boosts came from orders for the new Stralis and Trakker from high profile customers that have been testing the vehicles over the past month.
While the resume that Hyva draws could be as simplistic as our headline, there is more to the success of their participation at IAA 2016. We met with the South East Asian Team at their booths.
One thing visitors notice is that there are a lot of Hyva staff at the booth. And for a very good reason. Customers from all over the world flock to the stand, wanting to discuss things at the IAA while meeting with the people responsible for their respective markets. With close to 75% of exhibitors needing hydraulic cylinders at the IAA using Hyva, there is a lot of pride to be felt too.
Meeting with Hammar’s owner and Chairman, Mr. Bengt-Olof Hammar, we learn why this sideloader is likely to be classified as a disruptive technology. With the only SOLAS compliant application of this kind, the future looks bright for the Swedes.
The demand for laminates with better characteristics have triggered an evolution that has made the Italian made Elycold and Elyplan fiberglass laminates, an optimal solution for recreational and temperature-controlled vehicles.
Held for the 66th time, the IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover, Germany, had a lot of innovations and improvements to show, impressing with a coherent message from the participating companies. Asian Trucker went to scoop up the latest from the show.
If there was ever a show where so many exhibitors were singing the same song from the same book, then it would have been this year’s IAA in Hannover Germany. Opening its doors on 22 September, all major exhibitors preached the reduction of cost for truck operators by using high-tech with alternative fuels, new materials and disruptive new ways of doing business.