FGV Transport Services Ventures into Container Haulage Business
FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV) enters the container haulage business through its logistics arm and subsidiary, FGV Transport Services Sdn Bhd (FTSSB), by adding 41 units of the New MAN TGS prime movers with low-emission Euro V specification engines to its land transport fleet.
The latest addition to FTSSB’s fleet comprises five units of MAN TGS 4×2 and 10 units of 6×2, both of which will be used for container haulage. The remaining 26 units are MAN TGS 6×4, which are ideal for heavy-duty cargo transportation. The MAN TGS Trucks are assembled locally in Serendah, Selangor by MAN Truck & Bus (M) Sdn Bhd (MAN Malaysia), a wholly owned subsidiary of MAN Truck & Bus SE of Germany.
FGV's Group CEO, Dato' Nazrul Mansor, received 15 units of the new MAN TGS Trucks from MAN Malaysia's Managing Director, Andrew O'Brooks, and General Manager of MAN Malaysia, Thayalan Subramaniam, at FTSSB's logistics hub in Shah Alam.
According to Dato' Nazrul, the logistics sector has been a significant contributor to the FGV Group's financial performance over the last year due to increased handling and transit rates as well as higher throughput volume for the transport and storage businesses.
“This investment in a new generation of technologically advanced, fuel-efficient and low-emission trucks from MAN would enable FGV to pursue opportunities in the sector and uphold our pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as part of our commitment to sustainable business practices,” he said.
The new MAN TGS trucks would help FGV's haulage business grow because they could meet multinational customers' stringent Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) requirements.
"We are extremely pleased with the performance and dependability of the current batch of MAN TGS trucks in our fleet and are confident that the new MAN TGS trucks will play a key role in efforts to reduce carbon footprint as one of the focus areas under our Group Sustainability Framework's Protecting the Environment pillar," Nazrul added.
MAN is the first truck manufacturer in Malaysia to provide Euro V engines as standard throughout its entire product line and currently leads the way in driving sustainable mobility forward in the transport sector. The latest 41-unit deal is MAN Malaysia's second open tender win from FTSSB, following the acquisition of 44 units of the previous generation MAN TGS Trucks in 2021.
The New MAN TGS Trucks for the FTSSB fleet have cutting-edge technologies such as MAN Telematics and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) such as Driver's Airbag, Lane Departure Warning System, and Advanced Braking System with Pretarder and Retarder, among others.
Andrew O’Brooks thanked FGV for agreeing that the New MAN TGS Trucks with Euro V engines can help it achieve both business profitability and environmental responsibility.“The New MAN TGS leads the way in driver orientation, fuel efficiency, assistance systems, digital networking and, above all, sustainability. There is no better truck to help FTSSB evolve into a sustainable transport solutions supplier.
Like FGV, MAN is pursuing clear goals to counter climate change, as sustainability is a central tenet of our corporate strategy. The target is to reduce emissions levels by 70 per cent by 2030 compared to 2019 levels across all the company’s locations around the world, including Malaysia.