Scania strengthens footprint in East Malaysia

scania sandakan-25jan19-aSandakan, 25 January 2019 – Scania recently launched a new workshop in Sandakan, Sabah to service customers in the Sandakan, Lahad Datu and Tawau areas. This facility adds to an already wide service network and will increase the convenience for their customers to enjoy all of the benefits.


“We have been in Sabah for a long time and we continue to see potential growth in the state. Our strategic presence in Sandakan complements the Kota Kinabalu facility in order to support our customers in achieving profitability and sustainability,” said Marie Sjödin Enström, managing director, Scania Southeast Asia.

“For customers to get the most out of their fleet, it is vital that we support them with the right solutions. Convenient access to workshops and genuine parts is crucial for our customers anywhere. Our parts add value to their business because they are engineered for ultimate performance, endurance, fuel economy and safety, as well as lower environmental impact,” she added.

This workshop build with an investment of RM500,000, is equipped with two work bays and manned by three technicians. The skilled technicians can work on up to four vehicles per day. The number of technicians can be increased when needed to support our customers. They will continuously also receive formal training and undergo on-the-job training to enhance their skills, knowledge, professionalism and teamwork to ensure that they deliver a more effective service to their customers.

Scania customers in Sandakan can continue to enjoy profitability in their operations through sustainable transport solutions. Maintenance Services, Repair Services, Parts Services, Driver Services (consisting of Driver Training & Coaching), Fleet Management System (FMS), Financial Services, 24/7 Scania Assistance roadside services (by calling 1800-08-8500) is available to customers.

The workshop will also make it easier for the customers in Sabah to adopt the Scania Ecolution programme which is a partnership-based solution for operators and businesses to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Operators will see their total operating economy improve while building a sustainability image.

As part of the opening, Scania will be running a Recon Truck Promotion until the 31st of March 2019. Owners of reconditioned Scania trucks can get a free health check and a free retrofit of FMS or free activation of FMS. We will also offers S service packages at 30 percent discount together with software checking and downgrading. Maintenance contracts are on offer at a special price of RM0.098/km with a minimum term of 10,000km per month during the Recon Truck Promotion period. Checking for the correct filters for B10 diesel compatibility is also part of this great promotion – a step towards an environmentally friendly state.