Following its receipt of a Scania New Truck Generation XT Rigid model, Mansang Logistics also signed the Scania Ecolution Agreement. Not only is it the first truck operator in Sarawak to purchase the XT truck, it is also the first in the state to sign up for the Ecolution partnership. This move comes naturally to Mansang Logistics as it has always been one of the company’s objectives to reduce its carbon footprint and help care for the environment.
The agreement was sealed between Phang Yee Fong, the Regional Manager for the East Coast and East Malaysia, Scania Southeast Asia and Lim Kee San, Head of Customer Management, Mansang Logistics Sdn Bhd.
Alex Lai Sian Ann, the Managing Director of Mansang Logistics, understands the impact and responsibility his company has on the environment since its core business revolves around long distance transportation. As his vehicles travel more than 1,000 kilometres daily into rural areas, signing up as a Scania Ecolution partner is the natural step towards reducing fuel consumption. This would help in reducing the company’s carbon footprint.
Scania Ecolution is a tailor-made partnership between Scania and its customers. The programme focuses on reducing fuel consumption to achieve a reduction in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions. The partnership also focuses on reducing operating cost, thus translating to improved profitability while fulfilling the growing demand for environmentally-friendly initiatives.
“We are proud to be the first in Sarawak to be a Scania Ecolution Partner, knowing that this state has one of the world’s largest and oldest rainforest. Sustainability is already a natural way of life for Sarawakians and Mansang Logistics intend to continue that journey. With the rich biodiversity available in Sarawak, it is our duty to ensure that future generations can experience the wonders nature has to offer and Scania Ecolution is a first step towards preserving our environment,” stated Alex.
Over the past few years, Scania has significantly reduced CO2 emissions from its own operations and from its own transport and logistics. Scania has also worked to minimise emissions from its products through fuel efficiency measures. For over 25 years, the company has provided the industry’s broadest range of products that run on alternatives to fossil fuels. In September 2019, Scania announced its aim to set Science Based Targets (SBTi). The approval of these targets now marks another major milestone on the journey towards fossil-free transport.
“At Scania, we believe that sustainability and profitability can go hand-in-hand. We are glad that Mansang is joining us on this journey towards a more sustainable transport system.” stated Phang Yee Fong.
Established in 2010, founder Alex Lai, assisted by Henry Tiong, started a milk run business under P.M.S. Enterprise. The main business was transportation of goods daily from major cities to rural towns such as Belaga, Bakun, and Sungai Asap using several different modes of transport, from pick-up trucks to boats.
In 2015 Alex, who also has a decade of experience in the maintenance and fabrication sector, decided to expand and established Mansang Logistics Sdn Bhd. His first task was to ensure that the new company was able to coordinate and deliver to all seven districts in Sarawak. Alex had maintained the use of pick-up trucks for deliveries during the initial stages. With his wife, Lim Kee San, in charge of customer management, Alex focused on operations. With the support of his relatives and friends, they successfully carried out daily deliveries into the interiors of Sarawak providing much needed basic goods.