Mary has over 20 years experience as the editor of our Malaysian sister magazine, The Tyreman. Based in Kuala Lumpur, she writes articles for us on the Malaysian and other South East Asian markets.
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The leading story in this month's issue concerns Sri Maju Cergas Logistics who are invests in new trucks to fuel its business expansion. Under the leadership of Managing Director, Khoo Sze Chyuan, the company has grown tremendously despite the pandemic. Khoo shared with us how they started the company from scratch.
There are also a few exclusive interviews in this issue. Andrew O’Brooks, Managing Director at MAN Truck & Bus Malaysia shared with us the major challenges the operation has faced and the adjustments he has made since his taking over in 2020. Also revealed are his business strategies for the Malaysian market, the company’s future direction and what the outlook for the market looks like. Also exclusive is the interview with Volvo Buses Malaysia Country Manager Karen Tan, who graciously offered her time to answer our questions associated with the launch of the Volvo B11R Low Entry (B11RLE) chassis. Furthermore, she also commented on the market outlook and challenges currently faced, as well as the company’s overall direction. We also have a chance to talk to Dechchai Kulkarineetham, Managing Director of Volvo Buses Thailand to learn more about the rationale behind the set up of Volvo Buses Thailand by Volvo Buses, its role and operations. Additionally, Annie Loe, Marketing Director, Forklift Division of Hong Seng Group revealed brand expansion strategy for the Hangcha Forklift.
Meanwhile, the various reports on handovers and new acquirement of trucks, as well as new showroom openings are a reflection that the Malaysian commercial vehicle market continues to pick up its momentum after a turbulent few years. These include Isuzu Malaysia delivering the first unit of its newly rolled-out FVR300 6X2 truck to TMC Metal, Scania handing over the first Euro V new truck generation in Malaysia to Xin Hwa Holdings Berhad and the first batch of 60 new truck generation vehicles to Infinity Logistics and Transport, as well as TC Trucks Sales opening up a new showroom in Johor.
If you want to know why you need to replace your air dryer, you should not miss the Donaldson article in the latest edition of Truck & Bus News.
We also reported on the recently concluded Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo 2022 (MCVE 2022), where the all-new MAN TGX model made its Malaysian debut and Scania unveiled its sustainable partnership with its first ADAS and first Euro V in Malaysia. On top of all this, we report on first time participant Michelin Malaysia who showcased their sustainable mobility solutions, whilst Kitar Teliti introduced their Roadone brand of truck tyres.
For the tyre industry, we have an article from Michael Hutt, General Manager, Marketing and Business Development of Kit Loong Commercial Tyre Group –3R and its role in the future of the tyre industry. Addedly there are two exclusive interviews to get stuck into. One with Highclass Group Executive Director Desmond Kew who discussed their one-stop truck tyre solution, and another with SR Industries Malaysia’s Commercial Tyre Manager on their promotional campaign to raise brand awareness.
Last but not least,there is a report on Daihatsu Malaysia who have further strengthened their online presence with its first e-commerce digital store named Daihatsu MY OS Flagship Store and the Daihatsu Malaysia Official Store on Lazada andShopee respectively.
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