Scania now completes its new truck generation. Following the introduction of trucks for long-haulage and construction, the focus is now on urban and additional low-carbon transport solutions.
“With today’s release, Scania comprehensively sets the stage for the necessary shift towards sustainable transport, offering tailored low-carbon trucks for all transport applications,” says Christian Levin, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing.
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), part of Daimler Trucks Asia, today announced THACO as its general distributor in Vietnam, replacing Mercedes-Benz Vietnam (MBV) as the wholesale distributor and local assembly partner for FUSO products.
The signing ceremony between MFTBC and THACO took place on December 1 in Hanoi. The two companies were represented by Mr. Michael Kamper, Senior Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing, Daimler Trucks Asia and Mr. Tran Ba Duong, Chairman of the board, THACO.
Hino Motors Sales (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd - HMSM, a subsidiary of Hino Motors Limited Japan, associates under Toyota Group of Companies, delivered 15 newly launched HINO 300 Series trucks to My World Logistics Sdn Bhd. Providing home-delivery services for a renowned home furnishing company, My World Logistics believes that HINO after-sales offers better quality and that the network of 114 Hino dealerships that cover nationwide regions make Hino service centers easily accessible to customers.
Through a joined collaboration with a prominent automotive component manufacture, SSAB has developed Docol PHS 2000, a new press hardening steel that offers higher tensile strength than any other product in its wide portfolio of press hardening automotive steels.
MAN Trucks India Private Limited, the wholly- owned subsidiary of MAN Truck & Bus AG, Germany, has been operating in the country for the last 12 years, in the first six years through a joint venture with Force Motors and then independently. The company has its headquarters in Pune. The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh, makes everything for the truck with an average localisation of about 82 percent. It makes tippers for off-road and construction, haulage for regular and over dimensional cargo, and special application trucks such as fire tenders, garbage compactors, concrete mixers, boom pumps, tip trailers and bulkers. The product range for India is developed at the MAN Trucks R&D centre in Pune. The trucks made in India are also exported to African and other Asian markets. So far the company has made more than 25,000 vehicles, and about 40 percent of them was exported. Joerg Mommertz, CMD, MAN Trucks India, told T Murrali of AutoParts Asia that “uptime is a high focus in our business approach. We are very customer-focused and oriented; this mind-set is very important in a country like India where, we believe, customers are getting more professional and demanding with high expectations from the manufacturers. We have set ourselves a target to contribute 10 percent to our total global volumes, in the next four years.”
The Malaysian Army, is part of the Malaysian Armed Forces which consists of two more branches, the Royal Malaysian Navy and the Royal Malaysian Air Force. In this exclusive interview, Vinashal Pillai had the privilege of getting behind the garrisons at Camp Terendak and Batu 10 to acquire more intel on Malaysian Army truck drivers.
The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF), like any armed forces in the world, is tasked with the defence of the sovereignty of Malaysia and acts as a deterrent towards any other nation with hostile intent towards it. In peacetime however, the MAF is expected to train for war regardless of the peaceful environment to ensure the state of readiness and competencies are at its peak always and to meet any form of threat imaginable and plausible.
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.