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Mansang Logistics became the first truck operator in Sarawak to sign the Scania Ecolution agreement.
The signing of the agreement was sealed between Phang Yee Fong, the Regional Manager for the East Coast and East Malaysia, Scania Southeast Asia and Lim Kee San, Head of Customer Management, Mansang Logistics Sdn Bhd. This move comes natural to Mansang Logistics as it has always been part of the company’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint and help care for the environment.
Alex Lai Sian Ann, the Managing Director of Mansang Logistics understands the impact and responsibility his company has on the environment especially when its core business revolves around long-distance transportation. As his vehicles are traveling more than 1,000 kilometres into rural areas on a daily basis, signing up as a Scania Ecolution partner is the natural step towards reducing fuel consumption and thereby reducing the company’s carbon footprint.
Scania Ecolution is a tailor-made partnership between Scania and customers that focuses on reducing fuel consumption resulting in reduced Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions. The partnership also focuses on reducing operating cost, translating to improved profitability while fulfilling the growing demand for environmentally-friendly initiatives.
“We are proud to be the first in Sarawak to be a Scania Ecolution Partner, knowing that this state has one of the world’s largest and oldest rainforest. Sustainability is already a natural way of life for Sarawakians and Mansang Logistics intend to continue that journey. With the rich biodiversity available in Sarawak, it is our duty to ensure that future generations can experience the wonders nature has to offer and Scania Ecolution is a first step towards preserving our environment,” stated Alex.
Over the past several years, Scania has significantly reduced CO2 emissions from its own operations and from its own transport and logistics. Scania has also worked to minimise emissions from its products through fuel efficiency measures. Since more than 25 years, the company has provided the industry’s broadest range of products that run on alternatives to fossil fuels. In September 2019, Scania announced its aim to set Science Based Targets (SBTi). The approval of these targets now marks another major milestone on the journey towards fossil-free transport.
“At Scania, we believe that sustainability and profitability can go hand-in-hand. We are glad that Mansang is joining us on this journey towards a more sustainable transport system.” stated Phang Yee Fong.
Established in 2010, the founder Alex Lai, assisted by Henry Tiong, started a milk run business under P.M.S. Enterprise. The main business was transporting goods on a daily basis from major cities to rural towns such as Belaga, Bakun, and Sungai Asap using several different modes of transport, from four-wheel pickup trucks to boats.
In 2015 Alex, who also has a decade of experience in the maintenance and fabrication sector decided to expand and established Mansang Logistics and his first task was to ensure that the new company was able to coordinate and deliver to all seven districts in Sarawak ranging from North to South. Alex maintained the use of four-wheel pickup trucks for deliveries during the initial operations. With his wife, Lim Kee San in charge of customer management, Alex, who is the Managing Director of Mansang Logistics, focuses on operations and with the support of his relatives and friends successfully carry out the daily deliveries through the interiors of Sarawak.
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