Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commercial Vehicles (MBM CV), which is the authorised distributor of FUSO trucks in Malaysia, and its authorised FUSO dealer, Vista Wheels Sdn Bhd, recently delivered 24 units of FUSO trucks to Pentas Flora Sdn Bhd, the only and largest privately-owned oil refinery plant in Malaysia.
A FUSO customer since 2011, Pentas Flora Sdn Bhd’s recent fleet purchase comprise primarily of the FE71PB and FE83PG series. The FE71PB series is commonly used for short-distance distribution and inter-state logistic transportation, while the FE83PG series is suitable for unpaved or rougher terrain. Vista Wheels Sdn Bhd will provide Pentas Flora’s fleet with extensive after-sales support and vehicle maintenance.
“As a long-time trusted partner of the nation’s haulage and logistics industry, MBM CV is pleased to continue our on-going pledge to the Malaysian market. Our commitment in providing trucks of the highest quality, while offering reliability and economic efficiency is of the utmost importance to us and to our customers. We are absolutely pleased that Pentas Flora Sdn Bhd has placed their confidence in our highly reliable and economical commercial vehicles and extensive service network. It is a trust that we greatly value and appreciate deeply,” said Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, Vice President, Commercial Vehicles, Mr Albert Yee.
At the handover ceremony of the latest five FUSO trucks, Vista Wheels Sdn Bhd, Managing Director, Mr Book Lim Guan, said, “In the haulage industry, we understand that customers require vehicles that are safe, durable and perform well under pressure. Peace-of-mind is what customer’s look for, and together with Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commercial Vehicles, we are proud to deliver the highest level of quality and service to Pentas Flora Sdn Bhd.”
“As a company that relies heavily on the transportation of used oil and a one-stop provider for waste management, our trucks needs to be in a tip-top condition. We depend on consistent aftersales service for our fleet that is reliable and most importantly, with absolutely minimal downtime. We are on track for positive growth this year, so it is only natural that we look to MBM CV to deliver the necessary services in expanding our FUSO truck fleet,” said Pentas Flora Sdn Bhd, Operation Director, Mr David Ng.
Established in 2008, Pentas Flora Sdn Bhd’s primary business is to provide an integrated solution of waste management and recycling used engine and other mineral oils for companies. A member of the EXSIM Group Of Companies, Pentas Flora Sdn Bhd is currently on an aggressive expansion drive, with plans to open their twelfth factory in Labuan this year. Todate, FUSO trucks make up 90% of the company’s 61 units of the commercial vehicle fleet; Pentas Flora Sdn Bhd is set to further expand its fleet by year end.
Earlier this year, Hap Seng Trucks Distribution Sdn Bhd acquired the Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commercial Vehicle business. Going forward, Hap Seng Trucks Distribution Sdn Bhd will be responsible for the commercial vehicle business, handling the import, assembly, wholesale distribution and aftersales service of Mercedes-Benz and FUSO commercial vehicles in Malaysia.