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Ipoh, 17 March 2016 – Scania Malaysia today delivered two units of Scania P360 LA 4x2 MNA trucks to Circular Agency Sdn Bhd (CA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Malay-Sino Chemical Industries Sdn Bhd, which is part of the Batu Kawan Berhad group.


The keys to the Scania trucks were handed over by Pre-Sales Director of Scania Southeast Asia, Tom Kuiphuis to the Managing Director of Batu Kawan Berhad, Dato’ Lee Hau Hian. Also present at the handover were CA’s General Manager Tan Boon Chye, CA’s Service Support and Maintenance Manager Karunakaran a/l Ganapathy and Internal Auditor Manager of Batu Kawan Berhad, David Ng Weng Kiang.


“Circular Agency has always emphasised the importance of safety, health and environmental care when the company is transporting chemicals produced by the Group. That is why we ensure we have good quality trucks in our operations,” Dato’ Lee stated.


It was after careful consideration that CA chose the Scania trucks mainly due to their performance, fuel economy and safety. Apart from meeting the high standards that CA practices, the Scania trucks are also environmentally-friendly and will also, in the long-term, contribute to the total operating economy, giving the best returns on the investment.


The two Scania trucks comes with 2 years free Maintenance, 2 years free Scania Assistance and 10 years free Scania Fleet Management.


Scania Maintenance is part of a range of maintenance services provided by Scania Contracted Services. The trucks will be maintained by the Scania Malaysia service centre in Ipoh. Scania Assistance allows Scania to track and follow-up on the status of any customer’s case from start to completion; keeping the customer informed throughout the entire process. This allows the customer to plan and reorganise their fleet movements better in the event of a particular vehicle needing assistance. Scania Fleet Management is a set of services that connects the vehicles with customers’ office through a communicator device. Scania customers will get vehicle data, fleet position and reviews of driving performance. By just focusing on these details Scania customers can make informed decisions and take the necessary actions to increase the productivity of their fleet. Vehicle and driver performance can save up to 10% in fuel economy if Scania Fleet Management is used together with Scania Driver Support, Driver Training and Coaching services.


The trucks are also equipped with Scania Opticruise transmission technology that gives drivers a comfortable handling of the truck for the best safety and fuel economy while reducing clutch and synchromesh wear.


“At Scania, we continue to put our customers’ operations at the centre of the entire value chain. Scania’s wide range of quality products and services are constantly improving and optimised for our customers’ needs,” said Tom. “The addition of Scania Maintenance, Scania Assistance and Scania Fleet Management strengthens Scania’s total solutions to help our customer achieve the best profitability.”

From the left to right, Ganesh Nallu Kumaran, Sales Executive at Scania Malaysia; Tom Kuiphuis, Pre Sales Director at Scania Southeast Asia; handing the trucks over to Dato' Lee Hau Hian, Managing Director of Batu Kawan Berhad and Mr. Tan Boon Chye, General Manager of Circular Agency Sdn. Bhd. & North-South Transport Sdn. Bhd.

Tom Kuiphuis, Pre Sales Director at Scania Southeast Asia introducing the vehicle to Dato' Lee Hau Hian, Managing Director of Batu Kawan Berhad.