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 stories in this month's issue are Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Malaysia operating under the Sunway Group. Sunway Trading and Manufacturing Division's Chief Executive Director Yeoh Yuen Chee believing that strong branding, coupled with the trustworthy reputation of the Sunway and Dongfeng brands, is giving them confidence that this acquisition will be a successful venture. The Sendok Group marked another important milestone with the launch of the Malaysia’s First Fully Electric Van - CAM EC35, and Isuzu is retaining top titles as Malaysia’s No.1 Truck and Light-Duty Truck brand for year in 2021 despite the pandemic.
There is an exclusive interview with Dato’ Seri Teoh Hai Hin Hong Seng, the Group Managing Director of Hong Seng Group on their new products. Also exclusive is the interview with Joseph Tan the Chief Executive Director of Hock Lee Industries Sdn Bhd and BL Auto Car Care & Tyre Malaysia’s husband-and-wife team, Tan Kheng Boon and Emilyn Loke spoke about their new partnership. As a 100 per cent Hock Lee’s product user, their centre is Hock Lee’s ‘Live’ Showroom. The couple demonstrates how they put Hock Lee’s products into use in their daily operations for potential customers.
The Malaysian commercial vehicle market seems slowly picking up its momentum with reports on handovers and new acquirement of trucks and buses. These include FGV acquiring 44 MAN Trucks to strengthen its logistics business, Scania handing over 10 of their new Scania Truck generation to Chemtrax, Sea Hawk taking delivery of latest MAN Trucks, Geodis Malaysia investing in Mercedes-Benz Actros 5 truck range for added safety, Volvo Buses delivering 90 Units of the Volvo B8L to Prasarana and SuperNice adding 10 Scania coaches to its fleet.
To learn how to safeguard diesel fuel and avoid costly injector failure, you should not miss the Donaldson article in this issue.
For the tyre industry, we have an article from Michael Hutt, Group Marketing Manager, Kit Loong Commercial Tyre Group and an exclusive interview with Highclass Group Executive Director Desmond Kew on their Samson tyre brand. Through their subsidiary KKT Rubber Industries Sdn Bhd, the Group is targeting fleet customers who are looking ways to reduce their operating costs.
Daihatsu Malaysia and MBM Resources Bhd (MBMR) have rendered a helping hand to the recent flood victims. The Daihatsu Flood Relief Program prioritises the safety of their customers to increase fleet uptime and ensure the operational efficiency, and the Daihatsu Staff Flood Relief Donation Drive to distribute to all its employees in the Group who were affected by the flood disaster. Whereas for MBMR, the company has presented a donation of RM300,000 to 5 Food Bank Support organisations.
Last but not least is UD Trucks and Tan Chong Industrial Equipment Sdn Bhd (TCIE) conducting a CSR activity to pay tribute to the truckers by distributing hygiene packs at selected rest and service areas in appreciation for their tireless contribution to the logistics industry.
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