Friday, April 06, 2018

Trucks: Tenaga Nasional Berhad Purchases More UD heavy-duty Quester Trucks For its Fleet

Recently, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) Fleet Management Department has placed an order of nine units of heavy-duty UD Quester 8-litre rigid trucks. This brings the total number of UD Trucks operated by TNB, the national electricity provider, to 40 UD trucks.  UD Trucks and sole distributor partner Tan Chong Industrial Equipment Sdn Bhd (TCIE)  held a truck key handover ceremony to mark this milestone at the TNB headquarters.

Filip Van den Heede, Managing Director Hub Malaysia, UD Trucks who was present at the event said, “As a highly valued customer of ours, we are very glad and honored that TNB, whose core business is to provide electricity to nationwide and is a key contributor to nation building, has decided to purchase another nine units of the heavy-duty Quester."

"TNB’s choice is a testament of UD Truck’s reliability. Quester is made to fit all the needs of Malaysian customers and their logistics demands, 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. We are confident that TNB and Malaysia’s electricity supply will benefit greatly from these trucks.” added Van den Heede.

Wong King Yoon, Chief Executive Officer, TCIE also agreed and said, “This truly highlights a successful relationship with a valued customer based on our brand promise to go the extra mile, which comprises quality products and strong aftermarket support that we have been providing. We are highly appreciative of the confidence TNB continues to give us.”

Being the national electricity provider, TNB’s activities represent the entire electricity production and supply value chain. According to UD Trucks, these newly purchased UD Quester trucks comprised of seven units of 18-tonne trucks and two units of 24-tonne trucks, all with a TNB specific configuration. 

All of the trucks are equipped with diesel powered generator sets and used by TNB as mobile generator sets to support the national electricity needs in case of any breakdown, standby and planned shutdown. All the trucks will be allocated at TNB’s Fleet Management Department branches across Peninsula Malaysia.

Mohammad Anas Ibrahim, General Manager, Core Operation & Shared Services, Fleet Management Department, Tenaga Nasional Berhad who represented Datuk S. Viswanathan, Senior General Manager, Fleet Management Department, Tenaga Nasional Berhad during the handing over ceremony said, “TNB’s role as the nation’s electricity provider is to ensure that customers are connected with power from power plants through a network system made up of transmission lines, substations and distribution lines. It is via this reliable system that TNB supplies electricity to Malaysians consistently and continuously, as well as ensuring there is always a balance between demand and supply. If any case of electricity breakdown happens, it needs to be resolved quickly by having mobile generator sets as immediate backup.”

“Apart from robust and versatile trucks, we also need fast service maintenance support. TCIE’s aftersales service department has been very attentive and they have always provided fast response to any of our enquiries. As such, we believe that UD Trucks and TCIE are strong partners who will take good care of TNB’s needs, allowing us to concentrate on our core operations with peace of mind.” added Mohammad Anas.

Aside fromt the above, Mohammad Anas also mentioned that TNB Fleet Management Department bought its first UD truck in 2006 and actually has plans to purchase more light and medium-duty trucks this year to replace other older and ageing trucks in its fleet, with the objective to increase operational efficiency. TNB needs to have a reliable fleet to serve its customers. You readers out there do know that everytime there is a blackout, most Malaysians will be up in arms. This is a serious thing and TNB buying new trucks for mobile power generation is a good thing.

Tan Chong Industrial Equipment has an extensive network of 43 services centers and dealerships nationwide and this means that the after sales network coverage is wide enough to ensure that the trucks have good uptime. Any purchase of UD trucks will be supported by UD Extra Mile Support services which includes UD Genuine Service and Parts, UD Driver Training, UD Telematics and UD Trust Service Agreements for customers.

 (L-R) A. Rahman Hamdan, Acting Senior Manager, Fleet Operation, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Md Yusof Md Din, Senior Manager, Business Development & Marketing, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Azlan Sani Md Morshid, General Manager, Strategy & Portfolio Planning, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Mohammad Anas Ibrahim, General Manager, Core Operation & Shared Services, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Wong King Yoon, Chief Executive Officer, Tan Chong Industrial Equipment Sdn Bhd, Jaclyn Loy, Finance Director, Tan Chong Industrial Equipment Sdn Bhd, Filip Van den Heede, Managing Director Hub Malaysia, UD Trucks and Mohamad Anuar Ibrahim, Senior Manager, General Set Operation, Tenaga Nasional Berhad at the handover ceremony

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