March 23,2023,Kuala Lumpur-Kontena Nasional (KN) 52 years bond and over 400 units sustainable business with Scania is still growing strong. Scania sustainable partnership with Kontena Nasional proved to be even stronger with the latest latest delivery of 16 Scania G410A6x2NZ trucks.
As part of KN’s fleet enhancement of 46 Prime Movers ,it will undoubtedly improve reliability, fuel efficiency, reduce CO2 emissions, and increase payload frequency for Kontena Nasional.
This year Kontena Nasional will embark on a new venture , the ISO tank cleaning depot at its facility in Pasir Gudang, Johor. And by June 2024, KN’s new 100, 000 sq ft warehouse at Pandamaran, Port Klang, will bolster the current 500, 000 sq ft of existing warehouse space.
Heba El Tarifi, MD, Scania Southeast Asia, handed over the keys to, Nik Muzani Nik Abdul Aziz, CEO of KN at the company’s headquarters in Petaling Jaya. The ceremony was attended by the management teams of both KN and Scania.
“Scania and KN have had a remarkable 52-year sustainable partnership that has stood the test of time. KN founded in 1971, the same year when they received their first Scania truck, was also the first Scania vehicle in Malaysia. Over the years, KN has built a Scania fleet of over 400 units, custom-fitted for various logistical applications and continues to benefit from a wide network of Scania workshops across Malaysia. This is a testament of Kontena Nasional’s sustainable partnership with Scania and for many more years to come,” stated Heba El Tarifi, MD, Scania Southeast Asia.
Kontena Nasional (KN),established in 1971, is a leading logistics provider in Malaysia, offering various integrated logistical solutions and services such as haulage, warehousing, freight forwarding, transportation, and distribution.
Kontena Nasional has branches in Port Klang, Johor, Penang, and Kuantan that cover the logistics requirements for customers across Peninsular Malaysia. KN was formed as a specialised container haulage company and expanded its operations to include container depot services and warehousing.
In 1994, Kontena Nasional Global Logistics (KNGL) was established as a subsidiary for international freight forwarding and logistics services. In 2016, KN became a part of the MMC Group of Companies. In 2020, KN announced plans to become the premier supply chain solutions services provider in Malaysia and has started a refresh exercise to replace its present fleet.
“The Scania trucks have proven to be fuel-efficient and reliable, saving more for KN’s operational costs. The partnership between Scania and KN has been a model of sustainable business relations, built on mutual trust, reliability, and a shared ‘green’ vision for the future,” said Nik Muzani Nik Abdul Aziz, CEO of Kontena Nasional.
The Scania G410 trucks are fuel-efficient and designed to reduce CO2 emissions with advanced powertrain and aerodynamic solutions, while also providing safety features such as Electronic Braking System, and comfortable driving and resting options. With a pre-set Economy Mode and Fleet Management System Control 10 evaluating KN drivers’ skills, further fuel savings can be expected, resulting in significant operational cost savings.