Bi-annual MCVE and future fuel options from Scania

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASeri Kembangan, 18 May 2017 – MCVE 2017 (Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo)  was officially launched today by Datuk Ab Aziz Bin Kaprawi, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport Malaysia, His Excellence, Dag Jauhlin-Dannfelt, Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia, exhibitors and invited guests.

This third edition of the Expo occupies a space of 8,000 sq. meters and 70 exhibitors, is held at a large facility just outside Kuala Lumpur.

 

“We want the transport industry to be more dynamic and economical in view of making Malaysia the transport logistic centre of the whole region,” said Datuk Kaprawi.

“There are also plans to ensure that all transport vehicles have CCTV and GPS by the year 2020,” he added.

“Scania’s sustainability efforts aim to enhance the lives of society while helping transport operators achieve the best profitability,” said Marie Sjödin Enström, managing director, Scania Southeast Asia.

“With congestion, pollution, energy security and climate change continuing to affect our way of life, the future of transportation is already here as Scania has the technology of tomorrow, here today, especially in Malaysia,” she added.

Scania also took the opportunity to brief the local media on some of the transportation solutions available including fuel efficiency, alternative fuels and electrification, efficient, smarter and safer transport with digitalisation, 15-metre bus & coach chassis, alternative fuels and energy security, autonomous vehicles and more.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Soon, we will be testing the 15-meter bus on a 2-year project with the relevant authorities,” Tom Zuiphuis, pre-sales director.

“This bus is another example of the solutions we offer and we feel in terms of alternative fuel source, bio-fuel a viable option in Malaysia due to minimal sulphur content,” he said in reply to our question.

The highlight, besides other matters at Scania, is securing a contract in access of RM18 million to supply 50 long haul trucks to Teo Tuan Kwee Sdn Bhd in addition to their 182 existing Scania trucks.

The event also included the signing between Scania and Konsortium E-Mutiara Bhd for the Scania Driver training and coaching services for 175 drivers of the express bus service, represented by its managing director, Haji Che Ibrahim Che Ismail.