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Nittsu Transport Service received the delivery of Scania trucks and signed up for Scania Ecolution recently.
This has made Nittsu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Express (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd the first international truck fleet in Malaysia to sign up for Scania Ecolution, as part of the company’s commitment towards reducing its carbon footprint.
In an official signing ceremony held at Nittsu’s office in Balakong, Director of Nittsu, Billy Tee also received the delivery of five units of the Scania New Truck Generation G360A4X2NA. The keys to the Scania trucks were handed over by Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia, Marie Sjödin Enström.
“Signing up as an Ecolution partner is a natural step for Nittsu as we are very conscientious about reducing our carbon footprint and operating in a sustainable manner. With Scania New Truck Generation’s advanced powertrain and aerodynamic solutions, we are confident in achieving better fuel efficiency thus reducing our overall Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions,” explained Billy Tee.
Scania Ecolution is a tailor-made partnership between Scania and customers that focuses on reducing fuel consumption resulting in reduced CO2 emissions. The partnership also focuses on reducing operating cost, translating to improved profitability while fulfilling the growing demand for environmentally-friendly initiatives.
Apart from the powerful Scania New Truck Generation enhanced engine, these trucks provide safety features such as the improved response from the Electronic Braking System (EBS). The comfortable fully adjustable seat is placed close to the door and the ergonomic dashboard with touchscreen works very well for the drivers. A large windscreen, with an extended view gives clear visibility from all angles for the drivers making the Scania New Truck Generation one of the safest trucks in the world, for all road-users.
“From the first Scania truck that was purchased, to the latest addition of the five Scania New Truck Generation units, Nittsu made a smart investment as these trucks did not require heavy maintenance as long as we keep to the service schedule. Apart from that, our Scania trucks give us the best in fuel consumption savings,” added Tee.
Nittsu also signed the inclusive Repair and Maintenance contract where the costs of the spare parts are already included in the contract and keeps the uptime of the Scania to the consistent maximum.
“Today’s signing and handover ceremony is a testament of Scania’s on-going drive towards providing our customers with sustainable transport solutions that will lower fuel consumption and reduce Nittsu’s carbon footprint. We appreciate Nittsu’s trust in Scania as we continue to support them in achieving mutually beneficial results of profitability for their business and a reduction in the environmental impact of our operations,” commented Marie.
Nittsu is the trucking division of Nippon Express with its headquarters based in Kuala Lumpur. Its main core businesses include heavy haulage, reefer fleets, railways, the domestic market, milk runs, and cross-border business; all of which amounts to transporting an average of 1000 containers monthly across Peninsular Malaysia, 700-800 containers monthly crossing the Thailand border and 400 containers in and out of Singapore.
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