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Having a glimpse into his operations, Mr. Tan Kim Siang, Director of Siang Yun Transport Sdn Bhd, offers insights into a business that is both challenging to run and to a great extent subject to external influences.
Facilitated by PT. Jasa Sarana, Volvo Buses, together with our partner PT. Indotruck Utama, had the opportunity to showcase the premium Volvo B8R low entry bus in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.
After almost a decade in Volvo Trucks, Karen Tan took a new step and moved to Volvo Buses as the new General Manager for the Malaysian market. In an exclusive interview with Asian Buses, we learn about the similarities and differences between buses and trucks business and gain insights into the plans that she has for Malaysia’s bus customers in her new role moving forward.
Anna Westerberg has been appointed as President Volvo Buses and new member of Volvo Group Management.
Volvo Buses is pleased to announce, effective from November 1st 2020, Karen Tan appointed as the new General Manager for Volvo Buses Malaysia.
Today the Great Place to Work® Institute and Fortune have revealed their annual list of the 25 World’s Best Workplaces that stand out for creating globally exceptional employee experiences, high-trust relationships, and workplaces that are fair and equal for all. Volvo Group was selected out of over 10,000 organizations that participated in the survey process, representing the voices of 10.2 million employees in 92 countries. Its winning culture thrives on fostering strong connections and meaningful work.
The 4th largest country in the world, Indonesia has more than 270 million people, consisting of 55% in urbanised areas and 66% as part of the working population. This means that Indonesia is a very large market for buses with great opportunities for bus operator and bus manufacturers to support the progress of land transportation through buses that are reliable, durable, safe, economical and environmentally friendly.
Volvo Buses Malaysia has delivered 2 Volvo B8R coaches to Westports. These newly delivered coaches will serve as staff transportation to and from the port.
The new Volvo self-charging buses with hybrid power, the “S-Charge” model range have been upgraded with new capabilities and can now drive silently and emission-free on electricity at higher speeds and cover longer distances than before. This creates new possibilities to use self-charging hybrid-electric powered buses in city zero-emission zones and other sensitive areas.
One year after Volvo Buses launched their products to the Indonesian bus market, they are taking one step further bringing their premium coach, the Volvo B11R, to Jakarta and inviting people to experience a first-hand Ride and Drive.
Volvo’s bus plant in Borås has now become one of the first bus production facilities that relies solely on renewable energy. All the energy that the factory uses comes from renewable sources, such as hydropower and biofuels. The factory’s overall energy consumption has also been reduced by 15 per cent in just the past few years.
In an exclusive interview with Asian Buses, Mats Nilsson talks about various market requests and the need to address demands with the right products.
Volvo Buses bring their city bus, the Volvo B8RLE, to test drive in Surakarta City (also called Solo City), in the central of Java Island, Indonesia.
The Bus Rapid Transit Conference brought together key stakeholders from the public transport industry in Malaysia. A report was written to summarise the event by Geoffrey Clifton, Senior Lecturer from Institute of Transport and Logistics Study, The University of Sydney.
Volvo Buses was proud to host the very first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia on November 19th 2019, together with Technology Depository Agency (TDA) and Prasarana. Supported by the Malaysian Government, The Swedish Embassy and Business Sweden - the intention was to bring together key stakeholders from across Malaysia to build a shared vision and join hands for action that will continue to make Bus Rapid Transit a reality in Malaysia.
At a special event on March 20th within Busworld South East Asia Exhibition 2019 in Jakarta, Volvo Buses officially launched the world renowned Volvo B11R and Volvo B8R chassis to the Indonesian bus market.
First of two Volvo Electric buses will soon begin trials at the NTU Smart Campus before being extended to public roads.
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