Scania Malaysia handed over 15 new Scania prime movers to first-time customer, AONE Logistics Sdn Bhd, which recently acquired additional units to facilitate the expansion of its trucking and haulage requirements. The 15 units delivered were the Scania G-Series trucks, comprising of nine G360LA4x2MNA, five G410LA6x2MSZ and one G460LA6x2MSZ – all of which offer powerful performance and improved fuel savings that help with improving profitability of long-haul operations.
The keys were presented by Scania Southeast Asia Managing Director, Marie Sjödin Enström to AONE Managing Director, S. Palani at Scania Malaysia headquarters in Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam. According to S. Palani, performance, reliability, fuel economy and safety of the vehicles, along with excellent after-sales service are some of the reasons why Scania was the ideal choice for its business operations and total operating economy.
“As a logistics company, it is crucial that we provide good end-to-end service with minimal downtime to our customers and I believe Scania can help to ensure that we do so with the attractive total solutions package it offers, as well as its systematic way of managing fleets,” said S. Palani.
The acquisition of the prime movers was made on hire purchase terms facilitated by Scania’s financial services provider, Scania Credit Malaysia, which is focused on giving its customers tailored and sustainable financing packages that best suit their business needs.
The trucks will also be insured by Scania Credit Malaysia, which offers Scania customers peace of mind with benefits that minimise financial loss and handling of damages while optimising uptime, including an accelerated claims process, special waiver on loading rate of up to five years and excess rate for vehicles sent to Scania workshops.
AONE’s purchase includes the standard package of free Scania Maintenance for two years; free 24/7 Scania Assistance for two years and free Control 10 Fleet Management System (FMS) for ten years. FMS enables AONE to monitor remotely the performance of its drivers as frequent as every ten minutes via real time updates.
To ensure smooth productive deliveries, AONE also signed a seven-year Repair and Maintenance (R&M) Contract, as well as Scania Fleet Care, covering scheduled maintenance of the vehicles and breakdown assistance.
“For Scania, today’s handover is a reflection of the Company’s on-going commitment to the quality, safety and performance of our vehicles and we are indeed very happy that AONE Logistics has placed their trust in Scania for the best profitability and sustainability of their business,” said Marie.