Daniel Tan, Sales Director, Scania Director, Scania Southeast Asia, handed over the first batch of 60 Scania New Truck Generation (NTG) vehicles to Dato’ Chan Kong Yew, Chief Executive Officer, Infinity Logistics & Transport Sdn Bhd in an expansion drive to facilitate its growth. Gracing this event, Infinity’s Board Members and Management Committee were also in attendance.
New Vehicles to Help Infinity Run a More Sustainable Operation
“The 60 Scania NTG units include 30 units of P360A 4x2NZ and 30 units of G410A 6x2NZ that will strengthen Infinity’s fleet and enable the fulfilment of its objective to run a sustainable operation in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) movement,” explained Daniel Tan. He added, “Having these NTG units financed by Scania Financial Services also provides flexible financing solutions tailored to give Infinity predictable costs and manageable risks – over the entire lifecycle of the NTGs.”
“This goes in line with Scania’s mission to drive the shift towards a sustainable transport system through sustainable partnerships, creating a world of mobility that is better for business, society and the environment,” Daniel Tan concluded.
The NTG design has been engineered to give Scania truck owners better fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions, as the NTG vehicles have an advanced powertrain and aerodynamic solutions. The NTGs offer 3% fuel economy when coupled with Scania Contracted Services and Data-driven Services from Scania. Furthermore, the Opticruise gearbox gives the Scania NTG a pre-set default Economy mode for even more fuel efficiency.
In terms of comfort, the Scania NTG features an adjustable driver seat situated close to the door. There is also an ergonomic dashboard with a 5-inch touchscreen and, most importantly. a large windscreen with an extended view to give clear driver visibility from a range of different angles. Other safety features include the Electronic Braking System (EBS) for responsive emergency braking.
Infinity has also joined the Scania Maintenance programme. With the programme, Scania’s maintenance procedures proactively avoid time-consuming and costly problems to maximise uptime and lower Infinity’s operating costs. As the programme operates on predictive costs, Infinity can focus its time and energy on its business. An additional benefit of the programme is that Scania optimises the different modules in its service plan to ensure that downtime is planned when necessary.
Explaining how Infinity joined the programme, Dato’ Chan explained, “We are in this business to ensure profits to all our shareholders, but we also need to take care of the environment that we live in. Thus, we embarked on a mission more than a decade ago to be socially responsible. This involved considering our sustainable development role within society and for the environment. We have gradually evolved our CSR efforts since then.
“From being just a contributor, we have now become an initiator striving to sustain our efforts. To us, sustainability means balancing economic, environmental and social needs to find the best solutions which are essential to ensure a more sustainable future.”