MAN Malaysia Hands Over New Trucks To 14 Customers

MAN Malaysia Hands Over New Trucks To 14 Customers

MAN Truck & Bus (M) Sdn Bhd (MAN Malaysia) recently held its largest ever handover of new MAN trucks to 14 customers. The customers hailed from various industries and from different parts of Malaysia.

Juta Cahaya Gemilang Sdn Bhd and Sikap Mawar Sdn Bhd are based in Penang; Mekar Angkut Sdn Bhd and Pancaran Matahari Logistics Sdn Bhd in Kelantan; Zha Pengangkutan Sdn Bhd in Terengganu, SBK Logistics Sdn Bhd in Johor; L & R Haulage Sdn Bhd in Negri Sembilan, while AG Sdn Bhd, Gamalux Sdn Bhd, Gill Logistics Sdn Bhd, NX Transport Service (M) Sdn Bhd, Rani Transport Sdn Bhd, Sidhu Brothers Transport Sdn Bhd and Taipanco Sdn Bhd are all from the Klang Valley. Due to their different industries and requirements, all the trucks presented were different models and specifications.

L & R Haulage Sdn Bhd received the first of their 10 new MAN trucks.
L & R Haulage Sdn Bhd received the first of their 10 new MAN trucks.

The trucks were handed over by MAN Truck & Bus SE’s Senior Vice President and Head of Sales Area International, Roman Sitte, who was on his inaugural visit to Malaysia. 10 of the companies were first-time MAN customers, which reflects the growing confidence among the logistics industry players in the low-emission truck solution from this German marque.

L-R: MAN Malaysia MD Andrew O'Brooks with Roman Sitte, Head of Sales Area International.
L-R: MAN Malaysia MD Andrew O’Brooks with Roman Sitte, Head of Sales Area International.

In November 2021, MAN was the first truck manufacturer in Malaysia to offer Euro 5-compliant engines as standard across its entire product range in a bold attempt to encourage Malaysian transporters to join the sustainability journey. More than a year on, the Euro 5-powered MAN Trucks have been praised by both business owners and truckers alike. MAN Trucks_TGS_Euro 5 Engines

Business owners have benefitted from the MAN Trucks‘ proven performance, fuel economy, lower maintenance due to reliability and uptime improvements and general cost efficiency that contribute to lower total cost of ownership. While drivers have commented on the superior comfort, safety, ergonomics, power, braking and great styling.

Mr Sitte commended MAN’s Malaysian customers for their foresight and willingness to embrace technology and join the sustainability journey. “MAN has a long history in this country that spans more than 3 decades. However, over the past year or so, our brand has grown by leaps and bounds, driven by a very good product that was able to help businesses achieve both sustainability and profitability goals. Malaysia is now a focus market for MAN SE and we are committed to growing with all of you,“ he said.MAN TGS_Taipanco

MAN believes that the future of trucks is electric and the fully electric MAN eTruck is set to hit the roads in Europe, with the first deliveries to customers scheduled for the first half of 2024. Despite that, Sitte said that the company would not rush into bringing it to Malaysia until the necessary infrastructure and the right environment and incentives from the government were in place.

“We must make sure that we have the right product at the right time and time the market correctly with the innovation cycle. Meanwhile, diesel engines, especially low-emission variants with Euro 5 and above specifications, still have a long life cycle ahead. With the trucking industry in transition, we will continue to offer technologically advanced products that best serve or meet the ‘real world‘ needs of our customers,“ he added. The New MAN Truck Generation with Euro 5 engines as standard leads the way in driver orientation, fuel efficiency, assistance systems, digital networking and above all, sustainability.

MAN Truck & Bus (M) Sdn Bhd_Andrew O'BrooksMAN Malaysia Managing Director Andrew O’Brooks said that the company was developing, growing and moving forward with clear purpose to better support its growing pool of customers. “Our new headquarters in Shah Alam is shifting into high gear, with the official opening scheduled for July. We have just rolled out our first MAN Truck from the new CKD assembly line. The new service centre within the same integrated facility is able to efficiently service our customers‘ trucks and buses. We are growing our team and also hosting colleagues from the Cluster who are looking after several other markets in the region,“ he said.

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