TRANSPORTATION service provider Lee Ting San Group of Companies (LTS Group) has been named Malaysia’s Cargo Line A (CLA) Customer of the Year 2016 by MAN Truck and Bus.
LTS Group is the largest container haulier in Malaysia and commands a fleet of almost 1,000 vehicles that support its nationwide and cross-border transportation services.
The company has a total of 90 MAN CLA trucks, 40 of which was acquired in 2016 and early this year, it has also expanded its fleet by 70 MAN TGS prime movers.
LTS Group was the only award recipient from Malaysia among other MAN award winners from South America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions. This was the first year the CLA Customer of the Year recognition was presented to MAN’s biggest CLA customers worldwide.
“LTS is honoured to receive this award.
“We are thoroughly convinced about the German-engineered CLA and the good service network that MAN provides,” said LTS Group chief executive officer Lee Kah Chye after receiving the award at the recently held IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016 (IAA 2016).
He was among several senior representatives from 13 haulier, logistics as well as oil and gas companies from Malaysia that joined MAN Truck and Bus (M) Sdn Bhd to visit the world’s largest commercial vehicles trade show in Hanover, Germany last month, followed by a visit to MAN’s manufacturing plant in Munich.
The 10,000sqm exhibition space at the IAA was the stage for an impressive presentation from MAN. Showcased was the TG model series that offer engines with new power levels, finely tuned transmissions and a number of new interior and exterior design features.
Another highlight at the fair was MAN’s optimised engine programme that can help improve fuel consumption and ensure increased performance.
The company also introduced the fully electric MAN Lion’s City articulated bus with different charging infrastructure concepts as well as an MAN TGS semi-trailer tractor with electric drive for use in applications relating to inner-city night-time supply.
With altogether more than 5,500 trucks sold at the IAA, MAN has far exceeded its own expectations. Sales expectations for the IAA were also exceeded in the bus sector.
A total of more than 350 vehicles are on the company’s order list.
MAN also had the chance to symbolically hand over the 7,500th MAN Lion’s Coach at the IAA.
“We are delighted at the trust and confidence that our customers have in MAN Truck and Bus to be a reliable partner in their business.
“We hope to be able to continue to play a significant role in contributing to an efficient and reliable logistics and transportation system in Malaysia,” said MAN Truck and Bus (M) Sdn Bhd managing director Hartmut Mueller.