FGV Adds 44 MAN TGS Trucks To Its Fleet

FGV Adds 44 MAN TGS Trucks To Its Fleet

FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV) recently took delivery of the first 15 units of 44 MAN TGS Trucks that it had ordered. Procured by its logistics arm, FGV Transport Services Sdn Bhd, the remaining units of MAN TGS 6×4 prime movers are expected to be delivered soon. This acquisition will bring FGV’s fleet to a total of 560 trucks. 503 of its trucks are used for inland transport while 57 are for courier use.

MAN Malaysia CEO, Andrew O'Brooks, presenting a scale model to FGV Transport Services CEO, Mohd Jainal Hj Ismail at the handover.
MAN Malaysia CEO, Andrew O’Brooks, presenting a scale model to FGV Transport Services CEO, Mohd Jainal Hj Ismail at the handover.

“As a major logistics player in the country with a fleet of over 500 trucks and 14 nationwide hubs, the new fleet additions will support the Group in meeting the rising market demand for efficient logistics management,” said Mohd Nazrul Izam Mansor, FGV’s Group Chief Executive Officer. “This purchase is also part of the Group’s plan to strengthen our inland businesses under FGV Transport, with a projected additional revenue of RM6.5 million a year”.

This purchase by FGV is also the single largest order in 2021 for MAN Truck & Bus (M) Sdn Bhd (a.k.a. MAN Malaysia), a subsidiary of MAN Truck & Bus SE, Germany.

According to Andrew O’Brooks, Managing Director of MAN Malaysia, winning this tender from FGV represents a significant boost to the brand and company. “Major transportation and logistics companies are increasingly putting their trust in MAN Trucks. Despite the pandemic, we have recruited a number of new customers to the MAN Truck family in the last 24 months. We are honoured that FGV Transport is among them. We are optimistic about future growth in 2022, having established ourselves as a leading provider of intelligent and sustainable transportation solutions with the recent launch of our Euro V-powered New MAN Truck Generation,” he added.

MAN TGS 6x4 Truck Fleet_FGV Transport ServicesThe MAN TGS 33.480 6X4 variant purchased by FGV is powered by the MAN D26 common-rail diesel engine with a maximum power output of 480 hp and 2,300 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 12-speed MAN TipMatic® gearbox with retarder and off-road ready software.

Mohd Nazrul also said that the MAN Trucks’ high-capacity engines are ideal for FGV Transport’s operations, which involves transporting high volume of bulk or liquid cargo with an average capacity of 40 metric tonnes (MT) per trip.

“They are also equipped with various safety features that include two auxiliary brakes which is an important component required by FGV Transport in ensuring safety and comfort for our drivers,” added Mohd Nazrul. “Having built an unmatched track record as the largest transporter of crude palm oil in the country over the past few decades, these new trucks will support our growing business beyond the FGV group to external customers in sectors such as cold chain transportation, oil and gas, haulage and industrial segment moving forward”.


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