KUALA LUMPUR: Commercial vehicles manufacturer MAN Truck and Bus (M) Sdn Bhd (MAN) has appointed Andrew O’Brooks as its new managing director.
Andrew, in taking over the role from Richard Frenz who will take up a new role in MAN Truck & Bus in Munich, Germany, will lead the execution of several strategic initiatives for Malaysia.
Prior to joining MAN, Andrew has held several leading management positions for the Volvo Group, serving as country managing director in United Kingdom, Latvia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.
Andrew, who is originally from the United Kingdom, brings with him more than 35 years of experience in the commercial vehicle industry.
First among several strategic initiatives announced by Andrew is the opening of a new service centre in Port Klang to offer fleet operators and customers with more efficient and timelier vehicle care.
The new service centre which will take up more than two acre of land and is slated to be operational by March 2020.
The outlet will come with six service bays and all the necessary equipment to provide the highest level of service and repairs including a MAN Cats III Diagnostic system and air-conditioning servicing, ample trailers parking space as well as a customer lounge with refreshments and complimentary wi-fi.
Association of Malaysian Hauliers president Datuk Nazari Akhbar said MAN’s decision in opening the new centre in Port Klang, as being the largest port in Malaysia, is an important gateway for cross-border logistics for many hauliers and transportation companies.
"Long-haul trucks plying the backbone of the country will benefit from all MAN’s strategically located service centres as they will not need to travel off route for their sales and service needs.
"The new facility in Port Klang will be MAN’s fourth service centre on top of its existing centres in Rawang, Prai and Johor Bahru,” he said in a statement.
Further, Andrew said one of the main emphasis for MAN is always on being closer and more accessible to its customers, on top of providing them with the best solutions for their transportation needs.
"The Port Klang service centre is the first among many to come.
"With the various new initiatives we will be implementing this year, I am confident we will be able to continue to provide high quality products and serve our customers faster and better," Andrew said.