KUDRAT MALAYSIA SELECTS SCANIA FOR ITS FIRST HAULAGE FLEET
SHAH ALAM, 3 October 2013 – Kudrat Hauliers Sdn Bhd (KH), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kudrat Malaysia Sdn Bhd, has acquired 15 Scania prime movers for its first fleet to power its entry into the haulage industry.
KH will utilize the Scania fleet as it expands its operations to provide a complete range of supply chain management services with the Scania P410 LA 6X2 MSZ model forming the backbone of the Port Klang based company’s maiden expansion into haulage services.
“There has been an increase in the freight business in tandem with the increase in Malaysia’s exports and imports in 2013, so to cater for the increase as well our business expansion, the decision was made to expand into the haulage business as well,” said Group managing director of Kudrat Malaysia, Faizul Kamaruddin.
Incorporated in 1984, Kudrat Malaysia is a 100 per cent Malaysian owned leading and reputable shipping and forwarding agency house in Malaysia with a presence in all the major ports in Malaysia.
Over the years the Company has also expanded into related business enclaves such as warehousing, insurance ship brokering and now, with its fist fleet of prime movers into container haulage.
“The haulage industry is a capital intensive business and the investment in Scania prime movers gives us the physical capability to be an efficient service provider and we believe that there is always a place for an efficient player in the industry, especially with the positive outlook for Malaysia’s trade and the container throughput” said Faizul.
The decision for a Scania fleet, added Faizul, was based on the marque’s reputation for reliability and wide service network.
KH funded part of the fleet acquisition using the Scania Credit facility, which offers a range of flexible and comprehensive financial solutions to provide local companies predictable costs and manageable risks over the entire life cycle of their vehicles.
The Scania P 410 LA 6x2 MSZ with Opticruise offers power, fuel economy and reliability with its powerful engine that produces higher torque at lower revs for better drivability and low fuel consumption.
The Scania Opticruise feature offers the best in class optimal gear-change which improves fuel economy while reducing clutch and synchromesh wear.
Encik Idros Puteh, General Manager of Scania (M) Sdn Bhd said, “We’re very proud that Kudrat Malaysia chose to invest in Scania prime movers for its expansion into the haulage industry, especially when it is making such a large investment in trucks for the first time.”
“Transport is a trust business and Kudrat Malaysia has invested its trust in Scania to provide its haulage business with a total solution to ensure that it can reliably and efficiently deliver cargo as well as the returns to achieve maximum profitability,” said Idros.
The Scania P410 series prime movers is an excellent choice for Kudrat Malaysia, added Idros, as they are highly reliable and provide the high torque necessary to move containers; backed by a vast network of service centres to minimize downtime.
Photo Caption (from left to right)
· Mr. Gary Archer, After Sales Director of Scania Southeast Asia
· Mr. Ferike Pasthy , Regional Director Asia, Scania Credit
· En Ashraff Hassan Abu Bakar – Chairman Kudrat Group;
· Tuan Haji Faizul Kamaruddin – Group Managing Director, Kudrat Group