Tan Chong Industrial Equipment Sdn Bhd (TCIE), the sole distributor partner of Japanese truck maker, UD Trucks, recently delivered the first-ever unit of the all-new UD Kuzer truck to Jun Hong Trading Sdn Bhd.
The UD Kuzer is a light-duty truck and this delivery marks UD Trucks’ strategic approach to further establish its presence in the light-duty truck segment in Malaysia. The all-new UD Kuzer was previewed at the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS), following which bookings were opened to the market several months later.
The UD Kuzer is the newest truck in the UD range currently offered in Malaysia, and complements the heavy-duty UD Quester and medium-duty UD Croner.
“The delivery of our first unit of UD Kuzer signifies the growing partnership between UD Trucks, TCIE and our customer, in addition to heralding promising growth to all our businesses,” said Steve Hedouin, Managing Director, UD Trucks Hub Malaysia & Oceania.
“UD Kuzer is the light-duty truck that is developed to deliver extra and is ready for any tasks and challenges our customers have. This delivery has further cemented our brand presence and broaden our capability in providing quality trucks to suit our customers’ needs. UD Kuzer is indeed the perfect partner for smart logistics solution!” Hedouin added.
Designed for congested city settings and light-duty work, the UD Kuzer promises great maneuverability, a strong chassis, spacious cabin and improved driving comfort. Its advanced engine technology offers high performance and torque, delivering reliability, durability, power, comfort, and fuel efficiency. The truck also comes with real-time Fuel Coach system as a guide to optimise fuel savings. The UD Telematics system is also an option for owners to track and improve the truck and drivers’ performances.
Jaclyn Loy, Chief Operating Officer of TCIE shares, “UD Kuzer provides our customers who have diverse logistics needs. It is designed as the perfect partner for efficient day-to-day urban deliveries as it fulfills all the requirements customers seek, from easy to maneuver to safety and fuel economy. It is a very capable light-duty truck with superior efficiency thanks to an optimize driveline.”
“We are extremely delighted with this handover to our valued customer Jun Hong Trading Sdn Bhd and would like to thank them for their support as our loyal customer for over 15 years. We certainly look forward to more deliveries of UD Kuzer to our Malaysian customers in the near future,” she continued.
Established more than 20 years ago, Jun Hong Trading Sdn Bhd is a specialist supplier of general merchandise including products for household and garden, car care and accessories and various handy tools and lifestyle products. The company will be using its new UD Kuzer for deliveries to hypermarkets and departmental stores such as Mydin, Aeon/Aeon Big, Giant and TF Value Mart.
“We are honored to be the first in Malaysia to receive the new UD Kuzer. Our decision to buy it was spurred by our good experience with previous UD legacy models and the extensive and responsive aftermarket service coverage. This is important because our trucks deliver goods to all over Peninsula Malaysia. Our drivers’ positive feedback on UD Kuzer’s high horsepower and spacious cabin is also encouraging us to consider buying more units in the future,” said Chong Fook Loy, Executive Director of Jun Hong Trading Sdn Bhd.
“UD Trucks’ key focus is to achieve greater success for customers by going the extra mile and making the extra effort. We are constantly motivated to continue our rich legacy of building the “truck that the world needs today” because we know that our customers are also constantly expecting trucks that can deliver smart and efficient logistics,” said Hedouin.
In Malaysia, UD Trucks customers are supported by TCIE’s extensive network of 43 services centres and dealerships nationwide which provides the UD Extra Mile Support services comprising UD Genuine Service and Parts, UD Driver Training, UD Telematics Services and UD Trust Service Agreements.