Scania Malaysia’s innovative green initiative

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKuala Lumpur, 17 November 2015 – Scania Malaysia signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) today with Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) to collaborate in exploring viable commercial opportunities for biofuels from municipal waste in Malaysia in line with the National Biomass Strategy 2020 (NBS 2020). This event was held to mark Sweden-Malaysia Innovation Day 2015 and the two-day programme included high level panel discussions.

Marie Sjödin Enström, managing director, Scania Southeast Asia and Mark Rozario, CEO, AIM exchanged documents in the presence of Dato’ Mah Siew Keong, Minister in the Prime Minister’ Department, Her Excellence Mrs Kristina Persson, Sweden’s Minister of Strategic Development and Nordic Cooperation, His Excellence, Bengst Carlsson, Ambassador of Sweden to Malaysia and Dato’ Azman Mahmud, CEO, MIDA. Also present, were a number of Swedish companies including SAAB, SKF, StrongPoint and Atlas Copco, Bofors, Cale Access and BAE Systems.

“I had a working visit together with the CEO of AIM to Gothenburg and Stockholm in Sweden recently, and was impressed by their product innovation. The tie-up by the universities, government and industry players is seamless, resulting in many innovative products,” said Dato’ Mah.

“The need for openness and cooperation is more necessary now more than ever. The innovation should involve both the government and private sectors,” said Her Excellence Mrs Kristina Persson.

“Scania has been at the edge of innovation in order to be competitive and efficient in delivering sustainable transport solutions,” said Marie.