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Scania Malaysia seals first Scania Ecolution truck signing in Asia at Malaysian Commercial Vehicle Expo 2019 (MCVE)

KUALA LUMPUR, 20 June 2019 – Scania Malaysia and Aone Logistics Sdn Bhd signed the first Scania Ecolution truck agreement in Asia during the launch at the Malaysian Commercial Vehicle Expo 2019 (MCVE).

Scania Ecolution is a tailor-made partnership between Scania and customers that helps to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. This is achieved through vehicle optimisation and agreed fuel and CO2 emissions reduction targets. The progress to reach the targets will be regularly monitored, evaluated and discussed with the Scania Ecolution Manager to ensure the desired result. Scania Ecolution focuses on reducing operating cost translated to improved profitability while fulfilling the growing demand for green initiatives.

The signing ceremony saw Scania Southeast Asia Managing Director, Marie Sjödin Enström sealing the partnership with Aone Logistics Sdn Bhd Managing Director, S. Palani and witnessed by Dato’ Kamarudin Jaffar, Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of Transport and Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt, the Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia.

“At Scania, we believe that sustainability and profitability can go hand-in-hand and Scania Ecolution will facilitate the shift towards a sustainable transport system. This is a holistic approach towards more responsible and sustainable transportation of people and goods,” said Scania Southeast Asia Managing Director, Marie Sjödin Enström.

“Malaysia has in its participation to the Paris Agreement voluntarily committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 35-45% by 2030 (from the 2005 baseline). By working together with local operators, Scania Ecolution model is one of the many solutions to help meet that commitment,” added Marie.

Aone Logistics Sdn Bhd acquired 15 Scania G-Series trucks earlier this year to facilitate the expansion of its trucking and haulage requirements. The acquisition was made on hire purchase terms and included a Repair and Maintenance contract as well as Scania Fleet Care. Aone Logistics Sdn Bhd will be able to further optimise their operation with the Scania Ecolution agreement.

“Aside from the performance, safety, and reliability of Scania trucks, Scania Ecolution will help my business in terms of discovering cost savings in every detail of our operations. The reduction of CO2 emissions and better fuel efficiency that comes with it also fulfils one of Aone Logistics’s commitment to protecting the environment,” commented Aone Logistics Sdn Bhd Managing Director, S. Palani.

Further milestones at MCVE 2019

This year’s MCVE also saw the signing of South region, in particular, Johor’s first Scania Ecolution truck agreement with Naidu Trans Logistics Sdn Bhd marking another milestone for Scania Ecolution. Established since 2002, Naidu Trans Logistics Sdn Bhd is a Johor based logistics and transportation company specialising in road transportation and warehouse services. The company operates more than 20 Scania trucks with their latest Scania trucks delivered in July 2018.

“Having a sustainable transport solution is very important to Naidu Trans Logistics Sdn Bhd as our trucks are always on the road transporting goods across the country. Our partnership with Scania through Scania Ecolution ensures that we can reach our desired business targets and profitability while minimising our impact on the environment,” cited Naidu Trans Logistics Sdn Bhd Director, Boss Naidu.

Scania Malaysia further reached another milestone as the first Scania Ecolution truck agreement for the East region in particular Pahang was signed with Gateway Shipping Sdn Bhd. Gateway Shipping Sdn Bhd is a total logistics company which has been operating since 1995 and currently owns 25 Scania trucks within their fleet.

Managing Director of Gateway Shipping Sdn Bhd, Mr Rishinsa Yusoff found Scania to be a reliable business partner and committed to care for the environment. "We provide end to end logistics solutions to our customers. Our trucks play a key role in our business sustainability ensuring just-in-time pick-ups and deliveries in the supply chain solution that we offer to meet our customer's requirement while reducing our carbon footprint at the same time."

Following the launch of its New Truck Generation earlier this year, Scania Malaysia presented the first S- series Cab of the New Truck Generation in Malaysia to Heng Seng and Co., one of the first liquid petroleum gas (LPG) distributors in West Malaysia. Scania’s New Truck Generation is designed and engineered to give Scania truck owners better fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions with its powertrain updates, improved aerodynamics and with the new cab exterior and interior, and chassis design. The uncompromised safety has been enhanced with award-winning rollover side curtain airbags. Meanwhile, the S-series Cab is the tallest in the range and features a flat floor and a high roof to maximise interior space and comfort for long-distance driving.

“We are truly pleased to be working together with Scania as they understand the importance of having the right type of vehicle with the proper safety specifications and reliability to deliver results especially when our LPG centres abide by strict safety regulations. Heng Seng has become one of the key LPG players in the country thanks to the mutually beneficial partnership with Scania and having the new S-series Cab truck will give us a further advantage in our business in the long term”, stated Heng Seng and Co. General Manager, Steven Tan Kim Soon.

As part of showcasing its sustainable transport solutions, including Scania Ecolution, Scania Malaysia also displayed its award-winning New Truck Generation in particular the S450A6x2NA, G360B8x2NA and R560A6x4NZ truck. The G-series is the mid-size range of the New Truck Generation providing a robust Cab that is suitable for a wide range of applications while the R-series provides a premium and more powerful engine range for longer haul and more demanding working environment. The versatility of the New Truck Generation range provides customers with greater total operating economy and profitability.

Scania Malaysia also displayed the K410IB4x2 bus chassis for visitors to understand the great emphasis on safety and reducing the impact to the environment in all Scania vehicles. The bus chassis that comes with Scania Opticruise function features low noise levels with full air suspension for unparalleled comfort levels, electronic braking system (EBS), Scania Retarder, traction control, better fuel economy with a higher torque at lower revs engine, and fully adjustable steering wheel and hanging pedals for the comfort of the driver. These features results in a bus that is safe and fuel efficient for long distance travel as well as lowering the impact to the environment.

Complementing Scania vehicles many other Scania solutions are on display. They range from Fleet Management System, Workshop Services, Contracted Services, Connected Services, Driver Training and Coaching, Parts Services, Financial Services via Scania Credit Malaysia and Scania Assistance

Scania Test & Drive Competition-MCVE 2019 Edition

Scania Test & Drive Competition-MCVE 2019 Edition returned for the fourth year giving visitors and members of the media the rare opportunity to handle Scania’s New Truck Generation and a Scania bus in a controlled environment. Participants had to complete specific tasks to win exclusive Scania merchandise. The Competition also served as an avenue for visitors to understand the challenges of manoeuvring a truck as well as the impact truck drivers have on the road – made easy and safe with a Scania.

In addition to the Scania Test & Drive Competition, Sekolah Kebangsaan Nanga Ajau, one of Scania Malaysia’s recipients of the Master Sustainability Fund also presented about the importance of sustainability amongst school children and what sustainability means to them. A Master Sustainability Colouring Contest for children will also be held on Saturday 22 June 2019 to educate the children on the importance of taking care of the environment and what they can do to help save the environment.

Marie Sjödin Enström, Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia welcomes Dato' Kamarudin Jaffar, Deputy Minister of Transport and Mr. Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt, Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia, to the Ecolution Launch Ceremony.

Mr S. Palani, Managing Director of Aone Logistics Sdn Bhd sealed the agreement for being the first Scania Ecolution truck customer in Asia. The partnership towards reducing fuels consumption and CO2 emissions was wtinessed by Dato' Kamarudin Jaffar, Deputy Minister of Transport and Mr. Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt, Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia at the Malaysia Commercial Vechile Expo (MCVE) 2019.

Mr. Boss Naidu, Managing Director of Naidu Trans Logistics Sdn Bhd for being the first Scania Ecolution truck customer in the southern region in particular Johor. The partnership towards reducing fuels consumption and CO2 emissions was witnessed by Dato' Kamarudin Jaffar, Deputy Minister of Transport at the Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE) 2019.

Mr Wilson Kee, Country Sales Manager of Gateway Shipping Sdn Bhd sealed an agreement for being the first Scania Ecolution truck customer in the eastern region in particular Pahang. The partnership towards reducing fuels consumption and CO2 emissions was witnessed by Dato' Kamarudin Jaffar, Deputy Minister of Transport, Malaysia at the Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE) 2019.

Mr Mohd Sidek, Managing Director of Mohd Sidek Amzah Enterprise for being a Scania Ecolution truck customer. The partnership towards reducing fuels consumption and CO2 emissions was witnessed by Dato' Kamarudin Jaffar, Deputy Minister of Transport, Malaysia at the Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE) 2019.

Dato' Kamarudin Jaffar, Deputy Minister of Transport for officially launching Scania Ecolution with Marie Sjödin Enström, Managing Director, Scania Southeast Asia.

Dato' Kamarudin Jaffar, Deputy Minister of Transport is accompanied by Marie Sjödin Enström, Managing Director, Scania Southeast Asia. is checking out the New Truck Generation from Scania.

Marie Sjödin Enström, Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia explaining how sustainability and profitability can go hand-in-hand. From right Wilson Kee, Country Sales Manager of Gateway Shipping Sdn Bhd; Marie Sjödin Enström, Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia; S. Palani, Managing Director of Aone Logistic Sdn Bhd; Mr. Boss Naidu, Managing Director of Naidu Trans Logistics Sdn Bhd; and Mr. Mohd Sidek, Managing Director of Mohd Sidek Amzah Enterprise.

Handover of the first Scania New Truck Generation S-Cab in Malaysia, from Marie Sjödin Enström, Managing Director, Scania Southeast Asia to Steven Tan, Managing Director of Heng Seng & Company. This latest award-winning New Truck Generation in Malaysia has been designed and engineered to give fleet owners greater total operating economy and profitability, as well as lower CO2 emissions. Equipped with powertrain innovations that cut fuel costs by 3 per cent, this is a result of the Scania’s largest-ever investment of some SEK 20 billion (RM10 billion), 10 years of development work and more than 10 million kilometres of test-driving.

Sustainability & Profitability really does go hand-in-hand. David Lantz, Sustainability Manager speaking to the crowd at Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE) 2019.

Lyentivia Deprincessaca, a standard five student from SK Nanga Ajau, Betong, Sarawak giving a speech on What Sustainability Means to Children. SK Nanga Ajau is a recipient of the Master Sustainability fund for building tomorrow's sustainability leaders, today.

Zainal Abidin Mehat, one of the winners for Scania Test & Drive Competition receiving the prize from Idros Puteh, Sales Director of Scania Southeast Asia.

Ainul Azwan Azmi, one of the winners for Scania Test & Drive Competition receiving the prize from Gary Chin, National Sales Manager - Truck.