Asian Trucker also met with Ted Göransson to find out more about the investment into the country and how Scania will put it all to good use.
Scania has identified Thailand as one of the key markets in Asia and is expanding its industrial and commercial presence in the country. A new assembly facility for trucks and bus chassis as well as a manufacturing facility for truck cabs will be established in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region, including staff for production, logistics and purchasing as well as research and development. The total investment is EUR 21.2 million and operations are scheduled to start in 2018.
On 17th May 2017, Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (DFCV) will be hosting its annual “Dongfeng Golf Challenge” in Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Golf & Country Club (SAASGCC) in Shah Alam.
Running for the fifth consecutive year, DFCV will be inviting more than 50 participants comprising DFCV customers, dealers and other business associates.
“The Dongfeng Golf Challenge was initiated in 2013 mainly to bring all our customers, dealers, business associates and other acquaintances together and to fortify relationships with one another.” stated Mr Lim Kin Chze, Business Development Manager of DFCV.
“The responses we received from our stakeholders over the past years were overwhelming year by year. We thank all the participants for the joy they contributed during the event. We are now planning to make it a bigger event in this new venue in May 2017.” added Mr Lim.
The Isuzu ELF truck range will be completely powered by the latest Isuzu commonrail engines, making Isuzu Malaysia one of the first Japanese truck manufacturers to exclusively employ the use of these ultra-efficient engines in Asia.
With these new engines, truck users will not only gain from superior power and torque performance, they will also realize improved fuel efficiency by up to 7.5 percent over the already-efficient mechanical injection versions based on data compiled by Isuzu Malaysia. Coupled to this, the 2017 NPR models will benefit from new 6-speed gearboxes that feature optimized ratios to match the performance characteristics of the new engine, giving the new trucks better haulage power and higher fuel efficiency.
This year’s edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur expands portfolio of smart technology. The 10th edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive industry targeting trade visitors from ASEAN, is fast approaching. The exhibition takes place 23 – 25 March 2017 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is expected to welcome 300 worldwide exhibitors and 8,000 global buyers to the 9,710 sqm exhibition space spanning five halls.
Shell Malaysia announced the availability of its “Shell FuelSave Diesel Euro 5” on February 22nd. This is a high quality, fuel-efficient diesel available at eight retail stations along the west coast of Sabah.
Shell FuelSave Diesel Euro 5, formulated with Active Efficiency Ingredients, is a cleaner diesel fuel that improves engine efficiency and delivers better mileage. It ignites and burns more effectively to help improve fuel economy. Shell FuelSave Diesel Euro 5 also contains special detergents that helps protect against the build-up of injector deposits, amongst others.
Optimizing the operations of running a truck fleet extends into all aspects of a transportation business. Sin Hock Soon, running their own workshop, is benefitting from using a NCH Torrent machine to clean parts. Here is why.
Out of the entire fleet of Sin Hock Soon Group, some 140 trucks are outside the warranty and are being maintained by an in-house team of mechanics. Works carried out includes breakdowns as well as preventive maintenance of the vehicles. In the workshop, adjacent to the office, we also find the NCH Torrent, which the company has been using for the past four years.
We all get a little tired now and then. The worst that can happen to you when working in an office is embarrassment when being found snoozing, but when you move a few tonnes of chemicals in your truck, things look different.
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commercial Vehicles (MBM CV) continued to be a strong supporter of the transport and haulage industry throughout 2016. Despite the dip of 13 % in Total Industry Volume (TIV) for 2016, MBM CV delivered a resilient performance, recording a total of 2,612 vehicles sold in 2016 comprising FUSO light duty and heavy duty trucks as well as Mercedes-Benz trucks and vans.
“As part of the Daimler truck division, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commercial Vehicles represents first-class product quality and service excellence. With 120 years of experience, we have a deep understanding of our customers’ needs for safety, reliability and economic efficiency. Thanks to our dealer partners and the trust customers have in us, 2016 was a successful year for commercial vehicles. As a new year begins, we renew our commitment to deliver vehicles of the highest quality – Trucks you can trust,” said Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commercial Vehicles, Vice President, Mr Albert Yee.
It is a type of motorsport that involves driving trucks in terrifyingly difficult terrain. What is considered difficult here is beyond a layman’s imagination; cavernous mud holes, harsh and unforgiving rocks, and gradients of more than 45 degrees are just some of the obstacles encountered by trucks in these tournaments.
This makes it a sort of Olympics for trucks as it is the attestation to the durability of a truck’s chassis and tyres, the manoeuvrability and ultimately the driving and navigation skills of the truck drivers. The sport was born in the1980s in Europe. In a Truck Trial, the trucks must be all-wheel drive as it is almost impossible to master the terrains without the strength and agility that an all-wheel can provide.