Integrated logistics service provider, Swift Haulage Berhad, has taken delivery of 10 new Volvo trucks as part of its fleet expansion programme. The 10 Volvo FM 440 prime movers are part of an order for 30 units placed by Swift. The company will continue to take delivery of new trucks over the next year.
Swift is said to be Malaysia’s largest haulier by fleet size and TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit) volume. Swift owns a fleet of over 1,500 prime movers and handles over 600,000 TEUs annually. Started in 2011 in the container haulage business, Swift has since grown to become Malaysia’s leading integrated logistics service provider, offering logistics solutions ranging from container haulage, land transportation, warehousing and container depot, and freight forwarding services.
The purchase of 30 new Volvo FM440 prime movers is part of Swift’s ongoing expansion exercise. These prime movers will be strategically deployed to support the newly extended warehouse in Seberang Prai, Penang and the expansion in Taiping with new branch operations. The warehouse extension has added 107,000 square feet of capacity and is in operation (Certificate of Completion and Compliance – CCC was obtained in March 2022).
“April 2022 has truly been an eventful month. Our newly expanded Seberang Prai Warehouse has started operations, our Taiping office has opened, and we took delivery of 10 Volvo FM440 prime movers. The handover of the prime movers from Volvo Trucks Malaysia is timely as it coincides with the commencement of operations in our Seberang Prai Warehouse. We plan our fleet expansions strategically so that we are able to serve our customers better. The additional warehouse capacity will be well supported by the additional Volvo prime movers, leading to better service levels and increased customer satisfaction,” said Mr. Loo Yong Hui, Group CEO of Swift Haulage Berhad.
”Swift has been using Volvo prime movers since 2013. This has made Volvo Trucks Malaysia a reliable partner to Swift over the years as we shared a joint belief in the highest standards of safety, efficiency and reliability. Looking to the future, Swift will continue to expect and demand the highest standards in product quality and aftersales service whilst keeping an eye on Volvo’s technological strides in electro mobility,” he added.
Volvo Trucks continues to raise the bar in product offerings, service excellence, and cost efficiency and taking a customer-focused approach. “When we encounter ambitious partners that demand the very best in the highest standards of what we take pride in safety and technology for the future, Volvo Trucks is more than eager to rise to the occasion. We take great pride in building sustainable relationships of trust that last and we are proud to be by Swift’s side today and for the years to come,” said Anthony O’Connell, Managing Director of Volvo Trucks Malaysia.
The two companies are looking at sustainability in not just performance and market delivery, but also electro mobility in the future. “Swift is a prestigious customer in the logistics and transportation segment and they have high expectations on safety and product quality when it comes to their selection and choice of transportation partners. We are honoured to be Swift’s choice and we are truly humbled and grateful for your continued trust in adding 30 units of Volvo Trucks to your fleet. We are proud to share your ambitions and aspirations for the future; driving forward as one,” added Anthony.