Scania Malaysia Sales And Services Centre In Senai Officially Launched

Scania Malaysia Sales And Services Centre In Senai Officially Launched

The Scania Malaysia Sales and Services Centre in Senai, Johor (SMY Senai) has officially opened to serve the southern region and enable the brand to build profitable and sustainable partnerships there.

Scania_Senai_Heba El TarifiSMY Senai had been operating since May 2021 but the official launched had been delayed due to the Movement Control Order. “Operations for SMY Senai started in May 2021 during the Movement Control Order and we continued to support the national and state transport and logistics industry, in particular the southern region of Peninsular Malaysia even during the National Recovery Plan period. We loved to have been able to launch it then but to do it today just makes it even better. We have continued to be resilient for our customers who are part of the essential services sector,” said Heba El Tarifi, Managing Director, Scania Southeast Asia.

His Excellency Dr Joachim Bergstrőm_Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia
His Excellency Dr Joachim Bergstrőm, Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia.

She was joined at the official launch by His Excellency Dr Joachim Bergstrőm, Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia, Haji Natazha Hariss, the Yang Dipertua of the Kulai Municipal Council, Johor as well as representatives from the Road Transport Department (JPJ), Fire & Rescue Department of Malaysia and Puspakom.

SMY Senai sits on 5,000 square metres of land that allows it to have wide open spaces and plenty of green-lung landscaping. As part of Scania’s sustainability effort, the centre is fitted with LED lights, a rain water harvesting system, an integrated state-of-the-art oil dispensing system, a waste oil-management system and an environmental station to ensure segregation and recycling of waste. Next on the list are solar panels to harness renewable energy from the abundance of sunlight in Malaysia. The workshop are has 16 workplaces, and an overhead crane, and are manned by a team of highly trained employees.

In conjunction with the launch, new Scania New Truck Generation were handed over to Tuan Haji Jaafar Abu Bakar, Group Managing Director, Chemtrax Sdn Bhd. SMY Senai continues to work with customers based on the Total Solutions approach focusing on their success and profitability.

Scania Malaysia_Sales & Services Centre_WorkshopWith the Scania Instalment Plan R&M7, customers don’t just profit tomorrow but will see immediate returns on their investment. Also, all new Scania trucks and buses purchased in 2021 comes with a pre-set Economy Mode as default to save even more fuel and reduce emissions. For customers with vehicle purchased before this year, they can go to SMY Senai to activate this feature. There are currently over 200 trucks and coaches from over 30 Scania Ecolution customers that have earned the status of ‘A Good Company’ through the reduction of their fuel consumption that also reduces CO2 emission. Scania is also giving recognition to the drivers from these ‘good companies’ through the ‘A Good Driver’ competition.

“Sustainability and profitability can go hand-in-hand. Scania Ecolution and our customers have proven this and can only improve from hereon. This augurs well for shift towards a more sustainable transport system in this country, leading up to Scania’s Science Based Targets of the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) orchestrated at the Paris Agreement 2015” said Anders Liss, Regional Manager – Region South, Scania Southeast Asia “This is why our Scania Ecolution MOUs and repair and maintenance services are rapidly gaining recognition, and our new facility will support them all the way.”

Scania is celebrating its First 50 Years in Malaysia, and also its 130th anniversary this month.


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