VOLVO Trucks Malaysia today announced that it has recently secured the sale of four units of its premium flagship heavy-duty lorry, the Volvo FH16 model, to logistics player Aman Logistik Sdn Bhd.
A handover ceremony to celebrate the occasion was held recently and was attended by the senior management teams of both companies.
“The recent delivery of the Volvo FH16 trucks to Aman Logistik reflects a positive extension of our solid sales performance in 2018, where we are continuing the growth of our premium flagship heavy-duty Volvo FH series,” said Volvo Trucks managing director Mitch Peden.
Aman Logistik is an integrated logistics solution provider for wide-ranging services covering land, sea and air consignments, including forwarding and warehousing.
The company is recognised as a leading specialist in the transportation of heavy haulage and oversized cargo, including beam launching and infrastructure works.
Aman Logistik managing director Kenny Tee said: “Our business as a leading logistics provider of demanding heavy haulage requires us to use vehicles that are truly powerful, robust, safe and fuel efficient.
“It is crucial that the trucks add value to our business and customers, reduce operating costs and increase productivity over the vehicle’s lifetime.
“We have also requested for Volvo Trucks to customise our trucks by adding a few more air tanks to facilitate the transportation of very heavy loads over long distance, which I am very pleased that they are able to do.
“With this, I believe the Volvo FH16 is the truck that we have been seeking for in our growing business.”
Peden said: “The Volvo FH16 is the ultimate machine for customers who demand extra capability, power and performance.
“As a premium heavy-duty truck, it offers massive torque and power, best-in-class fuel economy, reliability and safety.”
He further added the Volvo FH16 is customisable to maximise productivity and can withstand the heaviest and most demanding operations on any road condition and terrain, and highly capable of handling deliveries of oversized and super-heavy loads.
Equipped with technology that creates ultimate onboard safety, a more economical driveline and high uptime, the Volvo FH series pushes the limits on what a premium lorry can offer.
“So far, the robust sale performance of Volvo FH indicates that this model is setting a benchmark in premium high-performance truck category and making measurable positive impact on our customers’ business profitability and competitive advantage,” he added.
One of the highly unique features of the Volvo FH16 is the I-Shift technology with ultra-low crawler gears which allows the lorry to drive at speeds as low as 0.5-2km/h and start off from standstill while hauling 325 tonnes of payload.
This technology offers a completely new opportunity for heavy lorries with automated transmissions to control their speed when hauling heavy loads.
The improved driveability makes it much easier to operate in challenging terrains such as construction sites, mines or when driving up steep roads and hills.