MAN Truck & Bus (M) Sdn Bhd (MAN Malaysia) is taking a proactive approach by engaging the government agencies in dialogue regarding the commercial transport scene here. After becoming the first truck manufacturer in Malaysia to offer Euro V engines as standard, MAN Malaysia is again demonstrating leadership by holding dialogues with the authorities about issues faced by both vehicle manufacturers and transporters.
MAN Malaysia had invited a 12-person delegation from the Ministry of Transport (MOT), Road Transport Department (JPJ), Puspakom and Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) to the company’s headquarters in Rawang recently. The group also visited the MAN assembly plant in Serendah.
Andrew O’Brooks, MAN Malaysia Managing Director, thanked MOT for bringing together all the relevant agencies in charge of land transportation for the unprecedented engagement. “We are grateful to the Ministry for its willingness to listen and engage with us on enhancing efficiency in the new truck registration process and how to incentivise transporters who commit to reducing emissions by investing in trucks equipped Euro V specification engines”.
“MAN is totally committed to reducing our carbon footprint while focusing on sustainable value creation over the long term. That is why we made a bold decision to make all our Truck products in Malaysia follow the Euro V emission standard from 2022 onwards. Such decisions do not come lightly and without sacrifice. However, we see the value for Malaysia and our customers by doing our part to reduce vehicle emissions in the country,” he added.
Delegation leader Puan Rosnina Yaacob, Deputy Under Secretary I, Strategic Planning and International Division, MOT, said that the Ministry welcomed approaches from manufacturers in order to better understand their needs and also appreciate the latest truck technologies currently being deployed in the country.
“The Ministry will always try to help facilitate better policies to help the transport industry, especially in shortening and expediting the various permit application and approval processes. That is why we are delighted to participate in this first-of-its-kind combined ministry and agencies visit and dialogue session with MAN Malaysia. It was a very fruitful session for everyone.”
For more information on MAN Malaysia and the New MAN Truck Generation, the first in Malaysia to feature Euro V engines as standard, please visit www.man.com.my.