KUCHING: Terberg Tractors Malaysia Bhd (Terberg Tractors Malaysia), a joint venture between Terberg Group and Sime Darby Industrial Sdn Bhd (Sime Darby Industrial), was awarded a contract worth RM10 million by Kontena Nasional Bhd (Kontena Nasional).
The contract comprises 40 units of the YT220 MKII Terberg Terminal Tractors. The deal is also accompanied by a service and maintenance contract worth an additional RM5 million over the next five years.
The first delivery to Kontena Nasional was undertaken at a handover ceremony in Pasir Gudang, where TTM’s manufacturing and assembly line is located. Chief operating officer of Kontena Nasional Global Transport, Mahnorizal Mahat, was present at the handover ceremony.
Commenting on the contract award, managing director of Sime Darby Industrial, Chong Kwea Seng said, “The contract represents a testament of faith on the part of Kontena Nasional towards our products. Our focus has always been to deliver equipment and expertise to improve efficiency and competitive advantage for our customers.
“More importantly, the use of quality terminal tractors in ports is the right way forward. Port operations can be distilled down to two things, efficiency and reliability; you need the right tool for the right job,” Chong added.
TTM’s solid products are anchored on the philosophy of continuous improvement. The MKII sports an upgraded Euro 3 engine and ample enhancements in the overall specifications to provide more than 10 per cent savings in fuel efficiency.
“In fact, the MKII is not an unfamiliar sight in Westport. The port is already running more than 100 units. With close to 40 quay cranes operating at Westport, there are sufficient opportunities for Kontena Nasional to expand its footprint in the Malaysian ports scene; and we too, are looking forward to Kontena Nasional winning more businesses from these ports,” highlighted Chong.
He noted that TTM was committed to providing even greater value and quality service support to meet the port’s high expectations and deliverables to its worldwide customers. This included offering a comprehensive maintenance service for the Terberg fleet running in Westport under Kontena Nasional.
Kontena Nasional is a leading container handling company in Malaysia and it recently introduced value-added services through its expansion into the container and crane handling division.
The group successfully clinched a tender by Westport to operate five quay cranes and TTM was subsequently awarded the contract to supply 40 units of terminal tractors.
The handover ceremony was held in conjunction with a luncheon with Sime Darby Industrial’s employees at the Pasir Gudang manufacturing and assembly facility.
The luncheon was attended by more than 130 employees, with representatives from Kontena Nasional as guests of honour.