Scania Southeast Asia Services Director Thor Brenden presented the mock key to Gateway Group.
Scania Malaysia Delivers 17 New Trucks to Gateway Shipping
Scania Malaysia recently delivered 17 new trucks to one-stop solutions provider Gateway Shipping Sdn Bhd, which is expanding its business operations and strengthening its haulage and trucking services with additional Scania prime movers.
Held at the Gateway Shipping Depot in Gebeng, Kuantan, the mock key was presented by Scania Southeast Asia Services Director Thor Brenden to Gateway Group of Companies Executive Chairman Dato’ Shaharuddin Shamsudin and Gateway Group of Companies Managing Director Rishinsa Yusoff.
Dato’ Shaharuddin said performance, reliability, fuel economy and safety of the vehicles, along with ‘excellent’ after-sales service, were some of the reasons why Scania was the ideal choice for transporting the company’s bonded and non-bonded cargo.
“Being in the logistics industry, it is crucial that we provide good end-to-end service to our customers including their supply chain. Scania has enabled us to do so as well as achieve total operating economy since our first purchase in 2015. As a testament, we could maintain good track record with our customers over the years,” he said.
Gateway Shipping – one of the leading logistics providers on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia – acquired the Scania G410LA6x2MSZ trucks that it believed could help the company attain best profitability for long-haul operations through powerful performance and increased fuel savings.
Drivers could stay more focused and alert on their journey with Scania Opticruise. This gearchange feature promises better comfort and fuel economy while reducing clutch and synchromesh wear.
The truck acquisition was financed by Scania Credit Malaysia, the Scania Group’s financial arm that provides customers tailored and sustainable financial packages that best suit their business needs. In addition, the new trucks were purchased with insurance solutions offered by Scania Credit Malaysia to help minimise financial loss and handle damages while optimising uptime.
Gateway Shipping’s purchase comes with the standard package of two-year free Scania Maintenance; two-year free 24/7 Scania Assistance and a ten-year free Control 5 Fleet Management System (FMS) that digitally enables the company to monitor its drivers’ performance as frequently as every five minutes via real time updates.
In addition, Rishinsa signed a two-year Maintenance Contract with Scania for five of its new trucks (480,000km each) covering scheduled maintenance and breakdown assistance.
“This handover is a reflection of Scania’s on-going commitment to the quality, safety and performance of our vehicles and we are indeed very happy that Gateway Shipping has once again placed its trust in Scania for the best profitability and sustainability of its business,” said Brenden.