KUALA LUMPUR: MAN Truck and Bus Malaysia took part in the inaugural Johor Bus, Trucks and Components Expo (JBTC EXPO) 2016 organized by the Johor Sand and Granite Lorry Operators’ Association recently by showcasing its MAN TGS long-haul transport and logistics operations.
During the JBTC expo, held at EXPO Danga City Mall in Johor Baru, the company presented its TGS 33.480 6x4 heavy-duty distribution transporter and touted it as having exceptional performance and ergonomics over its competitors.
“Forward-thinking cost management is absolutely essential for transporters and we want to help our customers focus on reducing total cost of ownership. As the specialist among long-haul transport and distribution trucks, MAN TGS delivers high payload and achieves the best fuel consumption rate with its engine and exhaust gas technology, resulting in low operating costs”, said MAN Truck and Bus Malaysia managing director Hartmut Mueller.
The transporter ensures traction on off-road and inclines with its permanent all-wheel drive system and also has hill-climb braking system to prevent rolling back when driving up hills.
The expo saw the coming together of a host of transportation and logistics industry players actively involved in the south Malaysia market, especially with the new and upcoming projects driven by Iskandar Malaysia in Johor and the Malacca Gateway.
A presentation was also held by MAN as part of its Road Safety Awareness campaign on how its range of assistance systems and technologies can help improve driving comfort, efficiency and safety for logistics operators.
“We see Johor as a very important location for MAN as it serves as the transit point for many of our logistics and transportation customers on the northern to southern route or those enroute to Singapore. With our service center strategically located at Johor Bahru, our customers can have easy access to maintenance or repair services, so that their trucks can be back on the road as soon as possible.
"In the unlikely event of a breakdown of their vehicle, they can also call our 24-hour emergency toll-free number at 1-800-228-626 and help will arrive immediately”, added Mueller.