Perdana Group purchases 31 new buses
Kuala Lumpur, 28 November 2019 – Perdana Group, operator of Perdana Express, Darul Iman Express and Lienadia Express acquired 31 new buses and signed maintenance, repair & maintenance contracts and Ecolution partnership with Scania Malaysia for 78 of its buses. The ceremony was held yesterday in the presence of Tuan Haji Laili Haji Ismail, managing director, Wan Mohd Nur Faiz Hilmi Wan Hamat, CEO, Perdana Express, Hakimi Bin Ismail, CEO, Darul Iman Express, Marie Sjödin Enström, managing director, Southeast Asia, Pembawa, bus association members, bus and truck enthusiasts Facebook fan club members and the media.
“At Perdana Group, we believe in safety and comfort for our passengers. The contracts we signed today are a validation of the high quality service by Scania’s skilled workshop personnel in ensuring that our customers have peace of mind during their travels,” said Tuan Haji Laili.
“Investing in more Scania buses is a testimony of our trust and faith in the performance and reliability that Scania has given us for more than a decade when we started this business,” added Tuan Haji Laili.
“We have a total of 113 buses of which 101 are Scania buses and 30% are financed through Scania Credit while the others are from local financial institutions,” he said in reply to our question.
“Today’s signing and handover ceremony is a testament of Scania’s on-going drive towards sustainability with our far-reaching 2050 commitment in reducing the carbon footprint to net zero. By providing our customers with sustainable transport solutions, we can achieve mutually beneficial results of profitability for their business and reducing the environmental effects of our operations,” commented Marie.
The Scania Ecolution partnership is part of the Group’s sustainability efforts to reduce their CO2 emissions in addition to reducing fuel consumption and operating cost, which translate to improved profitability while fulfilling the growing demand for environmentally-friendly initiatives.
Perdana Express, a major bus express company in Malaysia that was established back in 2009, offers bus services to destinations across Peninsular Malaysia covering the East coastal states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang; the Northern states of Kedah, Penang and Perlis; the central region of Selangor, Wilayah Persekutuan, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka and the Southern region, namely Johor.
These new buses will be used strengthen its connection between the East Coast to the Central Region of Peninsular Malaysia as well as expansion to the Northern Region in particular Tanjung Malim and Parit Buntar.
Scania’s K410EB6X2 buses purchased are equipped with Scania Opticruise, full air suspension, electronic braking system (EBS), Scania Retarder, and traction control, a higher torque at lower revs engine, and fully adjustable steering wheel and hanging pedals. These features ultimately result in a bus that is safe, comfortable and fuel-efficient for both passengers and drivers during long distance travel while minimising impact to the environment.