Mercedes-Benz Malaysia sells 300th FUSO truck

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commercial Vehicles (MBM CV), which is also the authorized distributor of FUSO trucks in the country, has reached a milestone with the recent sale of its 300th truck to Biforst Logistics Sdn Bhd.

Biforst Logistics Sdn Bhd is a one-stop logistics provider and has a fleet of FUSO trucks currently in its inventory. The latest addition, cements its faith in the brand to bolster the success of its current operations. As of now, the company has a number of light duty trucks such as the FE71PB, FE83PE, FE83PG and FE85PG, a FUSO medium duty truck and a Mercedes-Benz Actros for long distance travel. The 3S centre that tends to the needs of this fleet is Bumi Asia Sdn Bhd, an authorised dealer of MBM CV. It handles all after-sales support and vehicle maintenance for the logistics company.

“The delivery of the 300th FUSO truck to Biforst Logistics represents a significant milestone for us. Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commercial Vehicles takes great pride in delivering ‘Trucks you can trust’, and in doing so we are absolutely thrilled that Biforst Logistics benefits greatly from our highly reliable and economical commercial vehicles and extensive service network,” said Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, Vice President, Commercial Vehicles, Mr Albert Yee.

During the ceremony of the latest handover, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed been Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdb Bhd and Biforst Logistics Sdn Bhd to formalize the logistics company’s intent on purchasing the electric-powered FUSO eCanter truck when it eventually becomes available here in Malaysia.

The signing was witnessed by Biforst Group Sdn Bhd Chairman, Yang Teramat Mulia Dato’ Johan Pahlawan Lela Perkasa Setiawan Dato’ Haji Muhammad Bin Abdullah; Deputy Minister of Transport Malaysia, Y.B. Datuk Ab. Aziz Kaprawi and Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Managing Director, Mr Mike Ponnaz.

The FUSO eCanter truck, is the company’s first all-electric truck which is said to be an ‘attractive’ alternative to the current diesel ones. It features a modular battery platform which allows for the addition or removal of batteries depending on whether the priority is on distance or payload capacity.

“As a result of our robust business growth we need trucks which are dependable, and have plans to further increase our FUSO truck fleet over the next few years,” said Biforst Logistics Group Managing Director, Mr Hamie Appala.

Biforst Logisctics Sdn Bhd and Mercedes-Benz Malaysia may be able to break new ground with the new eCanter, but for now, diesel power is what will do the heavy-lifting.