KUALA LUMPUR: FGV Holdings Bhd’s (FGV) logistics arm FGV Transport Services Sdn Bhd has bought 44 MAN TGS 6×4 prime movers from MAN Truck & Bus (M) Sdn Bhd.
With the new fleet, FGV said the group now owns 560 units of trucks comprising 503 units for inland transport and 57 units for courier transport.
FGV group chief executive officer Mohd Nazrul Izam Mansor said the new additions would support the group in meeting the rising market demand for efficient logistics management.
He said the acquisition was part of the group’s plan to strengthen its inland businesses under FGV Transport, with a projected additional revenue of RM6.5 million a year.
FGV said the first 15 units of the 44 prime movers had been delivered, with the remaining units expected to arrive by the end of December.
MAN Malaysia managing director Andrew O’Brooks said the tender win was a significant boost for the company and brand.
It was also the largest single order for MAN Malaysia in 2021.
“Major transportation and logistics companies are increasingly putting their trust in MAN Trucks,” he said.
O’Brooks said the company had recruited a number of new customers to the MAN Truck family in the last 24 months, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We are honoured that FGV Transport is among them. We are optimistic about future growth in 2022, having established ourselves as a leading provider of intelligent and sustainable transportation solutions with the recent launch of our Euro V-powered new MAN truck generation,” said O’Brooks.
The trucks’ model is MAN TGS 33.480 6X4 variant powered by the MAN D26 common-rail diesel engine with a maximum power output of 480hp and 2,300 Nm of torque.
The engine is mated to a 12-speed MAN TipMatic®️ gearbox with retarder and off-road ready software.
Mohd Nazrul said the MAN trucks’ high-capacity engines were ideal for FGV Transport’s operations, which involve transportation of high volume of bulk or liquid cargo with an average capacity of 40 tonnes per trip.
“They are also equipped with various safety features that include two auxiliary brakes which is an important component required by FGV Transport in ensuring safety and comfort for our drivers,” said Mohd Nazrul.
Having built an unmatched track record as the largest transporter of crude palm oil in the country over the past few decades, he said the new trucks would support its growing business beyond the FGV group to external customers in sectors such as cold chain transportation, oil and gas, haulage and industrial segment.