Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commercial Vehicles (MBM CV) has announced that it delivered a resilient performance in 2016 despite the 13 per cent dip in Total Industry Volume (TIV).
Having recorded a total of 2,612 vehicles comprising FUSO trucks as well as Mercedes-Benz trucks and vans, MBM CV has increased its market share in the Malaysian logistics and transportation sector, climbing up the ranks to place second in the premium commercial vehicle segment.
It is said that the Mercedes-Benz Actros proved to be a top choice among hauliers as it recorded an impressive total of 216 units sold in 2016, representing a double digit growth of 24%. Meanwhile, the Fuso trucks recorded 2,374 units sold.
The best-sellers on the other hand, were the Fuso Truck FE7 1PB (TD Canter) and Mercedes-Benz Actros 3344S 6X4.
Besides sales, MBM CV also recorded a notable increase in the amount of vehicle serviced at its outlets nationwide, with a total of 24,956 vehicles serviced comprising 3,920 Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles and 21,036 Fuso trucks.
Another highlight in 2016 for MBM CV was the Commercial Vehicles Truck Drivers’ League which it organized, where drivers’ maintenance, safety and economical driving skills were put to the test, ultimately contributing towards creating safer roads in Malaysia. The champion won an exclusive trip to the International Motor Show (IAA) in Hannover, Germany.
Reviewing the year’s performance, MBM CV’s vice president Albert Yee said, “We enjoyed a very positive year in 2016, securing fleet deals for both our Fuso trucks and Mercedes-Benz prime movers. Additionally, our ability to deliver top class service quality is attributed to our focus to consistently refresh our technicians’ skills and knowledge, regardless of years of technical experience, through initiatives like the Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Skills Competition Commercial Vehicles.”