Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Truck News: UD Trucks & Tan Chong Industrial Equipment Sdn Bhd Delivers The First Unit Of The UD Croner In Malaysia
UD Trucks and sole distributor partner in Malaysia, Tan Chong Industrial Equipment Sdn Bhd (TCIE) recently delivered the first unit of UD Croner in Malaysia to Ong Brothers Petroleum Sdn Bhd. The UD Croner is an all-new medium duty truck and it was only launched here in August 2017. It looks like the roll out of the Croner here has been pretty fast.
Ong Brothers have been a UD Truck customer since 1984 when they first purchased the Nissan Diesel CMF truck. This was back in the days where UD Trucks was known as Nissan Diesel (which also explains the TCIE link here to those that aren't aware). The company, who was first established in 1962, have been in operation for more than 50 years. They handle distribution of quality petroleum products such as engine oil, mineral oil, industry lubricant oil, petroleum jelly fuels, metalworking fluids, cleaners and paraffin waxes within Peninsula Malaysia.
The company currently operates 8 units of UD Trucks, including this new UD Croner and have stated that they have complete trust and confidence in UD Trucks’ because their trucks are reliable, robust, fuel efficient, safe and most importantly it is customizable. The cost per kilometer and its Japanese reliability (keeping good uptime), coupled with UD Trucks being part of the Volvo Group makes it a good choice for the petroleum product carrier.
Of course, like all truck purchases, it is also the long term relationship between the parties that count. Both TCIE and Ong Brothers have been around the block many times over if you know what we mean.
Speaking about the UD Croner, the all-new Croner range is one of UD Trucks’ most fuel-efficient trucks ever. It combines the new GHE engine series, new automatic transmission as an option for all models (good for reducing stress and fatigue of long haul drivers) and a new, more aerodynamic cab design thus improves fuel efficiency of the truck.
Croner comes in two gross vehicle weight (GVW) models that will be available in Malaysia and they are LKE and PKE as well as two engine specification and performance. The vehicles’ wheelbase variants offer a wide range of configurations to suit specific demands of various industries.
It also has a full air brake system (including anti-lock braking system, ABS) with reliable S-cam drum brakes is offered on all variants, delivering safety and increased reliability of the Croner. The ABS system also comes with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), which helps avoid over braking of the rear axle and limit the brake pressure based on the wheel so that the rear is more stable under emergency braking conditions. Additionally, the air suspension on the larger PKE model is available as an option to protect customers’ cargo especially when travelling on rough road conditions.
If you're interested in watching the UD Croner in action, we did a short drive of it at the launch recently.
UD Trucks and TCIE Marks Delivery of First UD Croner to Customer in Malaysia
Batu Caves, November 08, 2017: UD Trucks and sole distributor partner, Tan Chong Industrial Equipment Sdn Bhd (TCIE), have recently delivered the first unit of UD Croner in Malaysia to Ong Brothers Petroleum Sdn Bhd. Launched just recently in August 2017, the UD Croner is an all-new medium duty truck developed to go the extra mile by helping customers maximize productivity.
Ong Brothers Petroleum Sdn Bhd distributes a wide range of petroleum products for both home and industrial consumption. Established in 1962, the company has been in operation for more than 50 years and is currently based in Kepong. Ong Brothers Petroleum distributes quality petroleum products such as engine oil, mineral oil, industry lubricant oil, petroleum jelly fuels, metalworking fluids, cleaners and paraffin waxes within Peninsula Malaysia.
“We have been a UD Truck customer since 1984 when we purchased the Nissan Diesel CMF truck, back when UD Trucks was formerly known as Nissan Diesel. From then on, we have been adding more UD Trucks to our fleet and now, we have a total of 8 units, including this new UD Croner. We have our complete trust and confidence in UD Trucks’ because their trucks are reliable, robust, fuel efficient, safe and most importantly it is customizable. Furthermore, we have developed a strong and firm relationship with the sales personnel from TCIE that dates back to the first UD Truck we purchased through him. We are satisfied with his service as well as TCIE’s comprehensive aftermarket service,” said Ong Thai Hean, Managing Director, Ong Brothers Petroleum Sdn Bhd.
According to Ong Kah San, Fuel Department Manager, Ong Brothers Petroleum Sdn Bhd., “One of our key business priorities is to minimize operating costs amidst rising fuel cost, while keeping efficiency and productivity running. As such, we needed a fuel-efficient truck that can deliver extra productivity and superior uptime. It is also very crucial for us to keep our trucks in a healthy state, therefore, regular servicing is required. The location of the service centre is very important, it must be conveniently located and easily accessible for truck maintenance and service thus, we are fortunate to have a TCIE service centre near our office. With all these offered by UD Trucks and TCIE, we are definitely looking forward to adding more UD Trucks to our fleet.”
The all-new UD Croner is specifically made for growth markets like Malaysia, with versatility, uptime and safety in mind. It is a truck designed for reliability and built with robust and quality components to deliver extra productivity and superior uptime. Croner’s superiority comes from the best of three world – UD Trucks’ Japanese heritage and craftsmanship, Volvo Group’s solid global technology and safety value, and Tan Chong Industrial Equipment’s vast local knowledge and resources.
Wong King Yoon, Chief Executive Officer, Tan Chong Industrial Equipment Sdn Bhd said, “We are very happy to be able to offer trucks that our customers trust and have confidence in. Ong Brothers Petroleum has been our client for so many years and we truly appreciate their support. At TCIE, we believe that our relationship with our customers don’t just end at the point of sales, but continues to after sales and like Ong Brothers Petroleum and many of our clients, it stretches to many decades. We hope to keep this going and we are continuously looking at opportunities to up our ante in providing the best customer experience.”
Tan Chong Industrial Equipment has an extensive network of 43 services centres and dealerships nationwide. Any purchase of UD Trucks will be supported by UD Extra Mile Support services which includes UD Genuine Service and Parts, UD Breakdown Support, UD Driver Training and UD Trust Service Agreements for customers.
For more information on TCIE and UD Trucks, call 03-61899832.