SCANIA MALAYSIA SENAI CONTINUES TO BUILD PROFITABLE AND SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS IN JOHOR
Senai, Johor - Scania continues to build profitable and sustainable partnerships with its customers in Johor. This message was clearly delivered by Heba El Tarifi, Managing Director, Scania Southeast Asia at the official launch of the Scania Malaysia Sales and Services Centre in Senai (SMY Senai). The Guest-of-Honour was His Excellency Dr Joachim Bergstrőm, Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia. Haji Natazha Hariss, the Yang Dipertua of the Kulai Municipal Council, Johor and representatives from the Road Transport Department (JPJ), Fire & Rescue Department of Malaysia and Puspakom were also present for this milestone event.
In conjunction with the launch, new Scania New Truck Generation were handed over to Tuan Haji Jaafar Abu Bakar, Group Managing Director, Chemtrax Sdn Bhd.
“Operations for SMY Senai started in May 2021 during the Movement Control Order.and We continued to support the national and state transport and logistics industry, in particular the Southern region of Peninsular Malaysia even during the National Recovery Plan period. We loved to have been able to launch it then but to do it today just makes it even better. We have continued to be resilient for our customers who are part of the essential services sector,” says Heba.
SMY Senai measures 5,000 square metres of land with wide open spaces and plenty of green-lung landscaping. LED lights are used throughout the premises. A water harvesting system, an integrated state-of-the-art oil dispensing system, a waste oil-management system and an environmental station to ensure segregation and recycling of waste; are all installed to meet Scania’s sustainability objectives. Solar panels will be next to be installed in order to harness renewable energy from the abundance of sunlight in Malaysia. The workshop has 16 workplaces, an overhead crane; all run by a team of highly trained employees.
SMY Senai continues to work with customers based on the Total Solutions approach towards their success and profitability. With the Scania Instalment Plan R&M7, customers don’t just profit tomorrow but now already by getting immediate returns on their investment. Also, all new Scania trucks and buses purchased in 2021 comes with a pre-set Economy Mode as default to save even more fuel – for customers with vehicle before this year, they can go to SMY Senai to activate this. All these benefits inaugurated in an event to cap a challenging yet fulfilling year. While Scania celebrates the First 50 Years in Malaysia Scania is also celebrating 130 years in this month.
There are over 200 trucks and coaches from over 30 Scania Ecolution customers that have earned the status of ‘A Good Company’ by reducing their fuel consumption resulting in the reduction of CO2 emission to the environment. We are now recognising these customers’ drivers in the ‘A Good Driver’ competition that was launched on 1 December 2021.
“Sustainability and profitability can go hand-in-hand. Scania Ecolution and our customers have proven this and can only improve from hereon. This augurs well for shift towards a more sustainable transport system in this country, leading up to Scania’s Science Based Targets of the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) orchestrated at the Paris Agreement 2015” said Anders Liss, Regional Manager – Region South, Scania Southeast Asia “This is why our Scania Ecolution MOUs and repair and maintenance services are rapidly gaining recognition, and our new facility will support them all the way.”
The Guest-of-Honour was His Excellency Dr Joachim Bergstrőm, Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia. Seen here is His Excellency delivering his speech at the Launch of the Scania Malaysia Sales and Services Centre Senai.
The Launch was officialised with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Heba El Tarifi, Managing Director, Scania Southeast Asia (second from left), His Excellency, Dr Joachim Bergstrőm, Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia (middle), Tuan Haji Natazha, Yang DiPertua Majlis Perbandaran Kulai (far left), Tuan Wan Mohammad Shaham Wan Ma’sor, Penolong Pengarah, Jabatan Kejuruteraan Automotif, Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan Malaysia Negeri Johor and Kasper Pierzynowski, Acting Country Manager Malaysia, Business Sweden.
Scania continues to build profitable and sustainable partnerships with its customers in Johor. This message was delivered by Heba El Tarifi, Managing Director, Scania Southeast Asia at the official launch of the Scania Malaysia Sales and Services Centre in Senai (SMY Senai).
Heba El Tarifi, Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia taking His Excellency Dr Joachim Bergstrőm, Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia and the other VIPs for a tour of the Scania Malaysia Sales and Services Centre Senai. Starting with Zone A, it has 4 bays with 8 working places and is used for major jobs, sometimes needing the overhead crane to lift engines, gearboxes and axles, also making it easier to diagnose the problems of the vehicles.
“There is an integrated oil dispenser system controlled by a computer management system for motor oil change, gearbox oil change, essentially for all oil changes and all the oils that are used are kept in this oil room, and used oil are kept in this waste oil collector tank here, to be disposed of in the proper manner,” said Heba El Tarifi (front)) to His Excellency Dr Joachim Bergstrőm (far left), Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia and the other VIPs for a tour of the Scania Malaysia Sales and Services Centre Senai during the launch.
As one of our sustainability practices, Scania uses a rainwater harvesting system. “All rainwater is collected here and goes through this blue small container here, which is the water filter that separates the dirt from the water before releasing it into the rainwater harvester tank,” said Heba El Tarifi (second from right)to His Excellency Dr Joachim Bergstrőm (far right), Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia and the other VIPs for a tour of the Scania Malaysia Sales and Services Center Senai during the launch.