Express bus company, Sani Express Sdn Bhd got 23 new Scania buses as part of its business practice of upgrading its fleet to provide its customers with more comfortable, safer, and greener travel. Concurrently, Sani Express also signed up as a Scania Ecolution partner as part of the company’s sustainability efforts to reduce their fuel costs and CO2 emissions.
Sani Express received its first batch of the new buses from Marie Sjödin Enström, Scania Southeast Asia Managing Director, at a handover ceremony at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan in Bandar Tasik Selatan. Receiving the new buses was Wan Mohd Iskandar Dato’ Salleh, Sani Express Group Managing Director. Iskandar cited performance, reliability, safety, and lower fuel consumption as some of the major reasons for continuing to use Scania buses as part of its fleet refresh. The company currently has 45 Scania buses in its fleet and has been a Scania customer since 2008.
“It is important for us to refresh our buses every five years in order to provide our customers with the best service and Scania buses have proven themselves to be the right vehicles for our passengers. The new Scania buses would give us the opportunity to continue providing our customers with comfortable and worry free travel,” commented Iskandar.
Sani Express had purchased Scania’s K410EB6X2 buses that are equipped with various features for the passenger, driver and owner. For the passenger and driver, the bus has low noise levels with full air suspension for unparalleled comfort levels, Scania Opticruise function, electronic braking system (EBS), Scania Retarder, traction control, fully adjustable steering wheel, hanging pedals for the driver’s comfort, an engine with higher torque and lower revs; and for the owner, improved fuel economy.
The company also subscribed to the Fleet Management System Control 5 package and Scania Driver Training. These features along with the subscribed packages result in a bus that is safe, comfortable and fuel efficient for long distance travel with minimised impact to the environment. Further, the Scania Ecolution partnership also helps the company to focus on reducing operating costs, which translates to improved profitability while fulfilling the growing demand for green initiatives.
Sani Express is a major express bus operator in Malaysia established in 2006. It runs bus services to about 30 destinations across the country such as Kuala Terengganu, Kuala Besut, Kota Bharu, Kuantan, Alor Star, Kangar, and Kuala Perlis.
“We are very pleased that Sani Express has once again placed their trust in Scania in providing quality vehicles. Today’s handover is a reflection of our on-going commitment to provide customers with the best profitability and sustainability for their business,” stated Marie.