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Spare parts represent a fair share of the maintenance cost for bus and coach owners. And spare part prices can vary considerably. Why should you buy original spare parts when there are alternatives at much lower cost? Our parts expert Roland Henriksson sorts things out and explains how price and cost are two very different things.
Volvo Buses Asia Pacific recently held a momentous 3-day Quality and Technical Conference (QTC) from July 10th to July 12th, 2023. This conference marked a significant milestone as it had been three years since the last QTC before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event took place at the esteemed Volvo Buses Malaysia office in Shah Alam, attracting over 20 participants from various markets including Sweden, Latin America and the entire APAC region.
After the pandemic, the deck has been re-stacked for the Malaysian market. Volvo Buses is poised to offer the solutions the market needs now.
After introducing the Volvo B11RLE 6x2 chassis to the Malaysian bus market, Volvo Buses is now showcasing the first ever fully built Volvo B11RLE 6x2 double deck coach and inviting customers to experience first-hand a Ride and Drive event.
Volvo Buses announces PT National Assembler as its fully authorized chassis assembly factory in Indonesia and start of the production with the official launch of its full Euro V product range to the Indonesian bus market.
Volvo Buses is pleased to announce, effective from September 1st 2022, Harry Iskandar appointed as the Country Manager for Volvo Buses Indonesia.
Volvo Buses was proud to host the “ Insights Into Electric Buses” conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on May 24th, 2022. Graced by the Ministry of Transport and The Swedish Embassy, the ambition of the conference was to grow awareness, share knowledge and drive insights into successful electric bus adaptation and eventually contribute to building a sustainable electromobility road map in Malaysia.
Volvo Buses Malaysia is proud to announce the launch of Volvo B11R Low Entry (B11RLE) chassis on Volvo Buses Customer Day at the Volvo Group Malaysia headquarters in Shah Alam. The new model is designed for premium double deck coach, and available for delivery from 2022.
Volvo Buses successfully handed over 90 units of the first ever Euro 6 double deck buses, Volvo B8L, to Prasarana Malaysia Berhad.
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.