(From left): O’Brooks, Frenz, Nazari and Halter.
PORT KLANG: MAN Truck and Bus (M) Sdn Bhd (MAN) today announced it has appointed Andrew O’Brooks as its new managing director.
The Briton brings with him more than 35 years of experience in the commercial vehicle industry. Prior to joining MAN, O’Brooks has held several leading management positions for the Volvo Group, serving as country managing director in Britain, Latvia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.
He will lead the execution of several strategic initiatives for Malaysia, in line with MAN’s global direction and motto of ‘Simplifying Business’ for its customers.
O’Brooks is taking over from Richard Frenz, who will take up a new role in MAN Truck & Bus in Munich.
Among those present were MAN Asia Pacific head Thilo Halter, Association of Malaysian Hauliers president Datuk Nazari Akhbar and Nittsu Transport Service (M) Sdn Bhd general manager Billy Tee.
At the event, Tee took delivery of 12 units of MAN Efficient Line TGS 19.360 4x2 trucks intended for long-haul container transport.
This brings the total of MAN vehicles in the Nittsu Transport Service’s fleet to 39. T
The vehicles come equipped with a twelve-speed MAN TipMatic semi-automatic gearbox, cruise control, MAN EasyStart, MAN BrakeMatic electronic braking management system and MAN Aeropackage for fuel savings.
A first among several strategic initiatives announced by O’Brooks is the opening of a new service centre in Port Klang to offer fleet operators and customers with more efficient and timelier vehicle care.
The new service centre which will take up more than 0.8 hectare of land, is slated to be operational by March.
It will come with six service bays and all the necessary equipment for service and repairs.
Among the tools and facilities available are a MAN Cats III Diagnostic system and air-conditioning servicing, ample trailers parking space as well as a customer lounge with refreshments and complimentary wi-fi.
The new facility in Port Klang will be MAN’s fourth service centre on top of its existing centres in Rawang, Prai and Johor Baru.
Nazari said, "The current mobile service units in Port Klang serve us well regarding minor issues. Now, the new service centre in Port Klang will certainly be more convenient for customers as we do not need to go to Rawang for servicing when it comes to major technical issues."